Update, November 6:
2:40 PM PST: Boeing is to make its contract offer to SPEEA today, with plans to conclude talks next week.
Armed Forces Journal: We wrote this article for this magazine’s November issue taking a look at the next competitive battle between EADS and Boeing over a military program.
Seattle Post-Intelligencer: UBS’s aerospace analyst thinks Boeing stock hasn’t hit bottom, due to the downturn in the aviation industry. He echoes Goldman Sachs and other analysts in a growing consensus that the worst is yet to come.
London Guardian: Airbus foresees Chinese deferrals.
Bloomberg News: There could be 200 whitetails next year as airlines find they can’t pay for airplanes.
China Daily: China looks to build 150-200 seat jets.
Update, November 4, 11:30 AM PDT: James Wallace of The Seattle P-I reports that Boeing officially told him the 787 won’t make its first flight until 2009.
A sampling of news about Airbus and Boeing.
Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Slow restart on production, 787 first flight to February or March.
London Guardian: Lessor BOC Aviation orders 20 A320s.
Defense News: Airbus suspends A400M production.
International Herald Tribune: IAM strike delays 80 Boeing airplanes.
ATWOnline: New fastener problems with the 787.