US Airways’ 757 problem

Notation: Lan Chile has canceled Boeing 787 flights through June. US Airways has a large fleet of aging Boeing 757s it needs to replace. The problem is, a carrier official says, neither the Airbus A321neo nor the Boeing… Read More

Boeing wants to outsource more work to Mexico; updated MAX v NEO orders

Boeing outsourcing: In an election where outsourcing is a major political campaign issue, The Seattle Times reports Boeing wants to outsource more work to Mexico. Here is Boeing’s letter, via The Times. MAX v NEO: Here is an… Read More

Reports from ISTAT

We were at the ISTAT conference Monday and Tuesday, where 1,250 industry officials attended. We wrote several stories for Commercial Aviation Online. These are below:

Lessors, banks in blistering critique of Airbus NEO

Our colleagues at Commercial Aviation Online put together the story below on lessor and banker reaction to the Airbus A320neo announcement December 1. We knew–and previously referenced here–reluctance on the part of these groups to the NEO concept,… Read More

Airbus NEO won’t kill CSeries: New study

Airbus’ A320 NEO won’t kill the Bombardier CSeries, a new study concludes, issued today by AirInsight. The study, “The Business Case for the Bombardier CSeries,” which we co-authored, is discussed on the AirInsight blog. The study began as… Read More

It’s official: A320 NEO launched, 2016 EIS

Update, December 1, 0530 PST: Aviation Week has an interesting piece on what will Boeing do. Original Post: Here is the Airbus press release: Airbus offers new fuel saving engine options for A320 Family 1 December 2010 Airbus… Read More

Airbus to green light NEO

Update: AirInsight has a couple of posts assessing the impact of NEO. Bloomberg News just moved this story: Airbus Said to Plan New A320 Engine Option to Fend Off Rivals 2010-11-30 20:50:43.24 GMT By Andrea Rothman Nov. 30… Read More

Five reasons for Airbus to proceed with the A320 NEO

Richard Aboulafia, aerospace consultant with The Teal Group, published his monthly two-page newsletter in which he gives five reasons why Airbus should proceed with the A320 New Engine Option (NEO). The newsletter may be downloaded here. We disagree… Read More