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

Airbus stock hammered on airplane news, Boeing caught in the downdraft

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Odds and Ends: U-Turn Al does it again, delays A350; rate cuts for 747-8, A330; A380 future delivery

A350 delivery delayed: U-Turn Al Baker, the CEO of Qatar Airways, has once again become a pain in the tailpipe to an OEM. The delivery of the first Airbus A350-900, set for Saturday, has been indefinitely postponed. Qatar… Read More

Airbus investors day Dec. 10-11: here’s our preview

The annual Airbus investors days are tomorrow and Thursday in London. Airbus will webcast the event; go here to link up. The presentations will include a mix of commercial and military, with John Leahy, chief operating officer of… Read More

Interview: CSeries program update with Bombardier’s program chief Dewar

Subscription required. Now open to all Readers. By Bjorn Fehrm and Scott Hamilton Introduction Nov. 24, 2014: Bombardier CSeries flight testing has now passed 500 flight hours, and with the addition of Flight Test Vehicle 5 to the… Read More

Boeing fails to assure on 777 production gap

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Republic Air once again raises doubts about CSeries order, on eve of BBD’s 3Q earnings call

Republic Airways Holdings, a launch customer for the Bombardier CSeries with 40 orders and 40 options for the CS300–the order that prompted Airbus to proceed with the A320neo program, which itself forced Boeing into the 737 MAX–once again… Read More

Odds and Ends: Interior options; A350 first delivery; Airbus’ Indigo order; AirAsiaX; LGA’s 75th

Interior options: “The seat market for Airbus and Boeing aircraft will require over 3.4 million seats from 2014 to 2020, “it’s an unprecedented situation for the supply chain, and challenges remain as to its ability to fulfill such… Read More

Qatar Airways first A350-900 visible with official photo

Airbus today publicized the first official photo of a customer A350-900, just two days after its certification. It is Qatar Airways first A350-900, production number MSN006, which is towed between the different finishing stations at Toulouse. What is… Read More