Boeing refreshes 737

Here are our stories from Commercial Aviation Online about the Boeing 737 refresh. The stories speak for themselves, and one of them gives the reaction of Southwest Airlines, Boeing’s biggest 737 customer. Our personal observations: the new interior,… Read More

Tankers: to split or not to split

Update, May 4: Veto threat over split tanker effort: read all about it. Update, May 3: US Rep. John Murtha (D-PA), chair of a House appropriations committee, has dropped (for the moment) his effort to insert into the… Read More

Replacing the A320, 737

We attended the joint anouncement April 28 by Boeing and CFM International for the enhancements to the 737NG, something we had forecast in an article for Aviation and the Environment magazine way back in December. Except for the… Read More

Production assessment, Round 3

Some interesting items came out of the Boeings 1Q09 earnings call yesterday (April 22) with regard to production and deferrals. Oversales of the 737 have been a key element in Boeing being able to maintain current production levels… Read More

Boeing will leave Seattle: prediction

Update, April 27: It has been pointed out to us that The Everett Herald wrote that we advocated changing and cutting unemployment insurance and taxes during our speech to the Economic Development Council of Snohomish County. This is… Read More

Ahead of Boeing earnings

Update, April 22: Here is the link to Boeing’s 1Q09 earnings. Here is the link to the 1Q09 PDF slide show that goes with the earnings. Original Post: Tomorrow (April 22) is the release of Boeing’s 1Q09 earnings…. Read More

Eco-Aviation conference May 27

More details on the conference may be found here.

More on the funding gap

A Calyon bank official said at the annual Airfinance Journal conference that Airbus and Boeing may have to increase funding more than the companies expected this year because the funding gap is larger than thought. This Bloomberg story… Read More

Gates on split tanker buy: over my dead body

US Defense Secretary Robert Gates said there will be a split buy on the KC-X tanker program over his dead body. “I’m laying my body down across the tracks,” Aviation Week quotes as saying in this short article…. Read More

American’s 787 deal

American Airlines revealed the following in its 10Q quarterly report about the provisional order with Boeing for the 787: In 2008, the Company entered into a new purchase agreement with Boeing for the acquisition of 42 Boeing 787-9… Read More