EU files subsidy complaint over 777X WA State tax breaks; we raised issue at the time

The European Union has filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization over $8.7bn in tax breaks offered by Washington State to Boeing in exchange for locating the 777X assembly site and wing production plant in the state…. Read More

Air France-KLM defers 2015/16 777s, cites poor financial results, low fuel prices

Dec. 18, 2014: Air France-KLM said today that it will defer delivery of 10 Boeing 777-300ERs scheduled for delivery in 2015/16 due to lower than expected financial results and because the current fuel price environment makes taking the… Read More

A380, a deep analysis of its competitiveness

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UBS raises single-aisle production gap concern in lower oil price analysis

Dec. 17, 2014: There is a production gap for single-aisle Airbus and Boeing airplanes that could be exacerbated by the current dramatic drop in oil prices, writes the aerospace analyst for the investment bank UBS in a research… Read More

Spicejet grounded, no Boeing impact seen

Indian airline Spicejet, which has been struggling financially, was grounded today when credit was withheld to buy fuel. The airline has eight Boeing 737-800s and 42 737-8s on order. The -800s are scheduled to be delivered next year;… Read More

Boom times leads to looming cash flow shortfall across OEMs

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Boeing tries to tamp down oil price fall concerns

Boeing’s Investor Relations department in Chicago sent a message to aerospace analysts to tamp down concerns about falling oil prices and questions over the impact on airplane orders. Its message is:

A look behind the headlines of Airbus’ Investors Forum

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Odds and Ends: 757 replacement search continues; Qatar’s A350; PNAA aviation conference

757 replacement: Aviation Week has a good piece about Boeing’s studies of a replacement for the 757, harking back to the era when Boeing designed the 757 and 767–a New Small Airplane and a New Light Twin. Guy… Read More

Analysts weigh in on Airbus investors day #1

Airbus announced on Day 1 of its two-day Investors Days that it will shift the A350 program to contract accounting for the first few airplanes, reports UBS Ltd. in its research note wrapping up Day 1. “Airbus has… Read More