“One Boeing” leads way for P-8, KC-46A; 767-2C commercial order seen

“One Boeing” is the strategy that blends all the company enterprises–Boeing Commercial, Boeing Defense, Boeing Commercial Aviation Services and other business units into a single set of resources rather than operating as solo businesses. The P-8A Poseidon program… Read More

EADS earnings and Airbus A350, A380 updates

EADS reported its first quarter earningsĀ and in the process reiterated plans to fly the Airbus A350 in June. Speculation remains rampant that Airbus will fly the airplane in time for the Paris Air Show. Meantime, sales for the… Read More

NTSB briefing on 787 today

The National Transportation Board will have a briefing today at 2:30 ET. In advance of the briefing, NTSB issued this terse statement: The following factual information has been developed about the battery: It consists of eight cells of… Read More

Odds and Ends: Bombardier lands Delta’s RJ deal; 787 events in perspective; Airbus/China; Enders victory

Delta Air Lines: Bombardier, in a welcome development, landed a major order with Delta for 40+30 CRJ900s, beating out Embraer’s E-Jet proposal. Delta has a large, installed base of CRJs and EMB wasn’t too optimistic, in management-analysts meetings… Read More

EADS Investors Day–Analysts reports

EADS held an investors Day this week; here are takes from two who attended. Airbus presentations may be found here. Bernstein EADS is holding its annual Global Investor Forum. We describe key themes from Day 1, which focused… Read More

Odds and Ends: Cargolux, Qatar to split; P-8A and MAX; More on Sequestration; Dodging that depth charge

Cargolux, Qatar Airways to split: Several news stories report that Qatar Airways is going to dump its 35% stake in Cargolux. The stories indicate a disagreement in the direction of Cargolux. This story is the most detailed, although… Read More

EADS announces earnings: depressed by A380 wing costs, a US customer Ch 11 and political issues

Not a good day for EADS and Airbus: Reuters: Spat with Germany affects cash position BBC: Hawker Beechcraft bankruptcy costs Airbus Washington Post: A380 wing fix costs EADS; A350 program “challenging”  

Odds and Ends: Good week for Boeing; 777X-no news yet; SPEEA; Bombardier earnings call

Good Week for Boeing: Last week was a good one for Boeing: after a short delay, United Airlines received its second 787 and the type entered domestic service with the carrier Sunday (technically, of course, that’s “this” week)…. Read More

EADS-BAE merger off; government interference, key shareholder kill it

The EADS-BAE Systems merger is off, killed by a combination of government interference and a key BAE shareholder who opposed it. Read here and here and here. We favored the merger as a way to get the French… Read More

Military contracts exempt from government subsidies

A new round of news articles has emerged concerning launch aid to Airbus for the A350. This one is typical. It and others tied the subsidies identified in the long-running WTO case received by Airbus to the proposed… Read More