Northrop Grumman may decide this week or next what it will do about the bid for the USAF KC-X Final Request for Proposal, Leeham.net understands. Northrop has said frequently and clearly that it may not bid because it… Read More
As Airbus and EADS countdown to the March 6 earnings report with a hoped-for resolution of the financially disastrous A400M program, the companies are unexpectedly benefiting from a recent weakening of the Euro to the US dollar. Every… Read More
The Final Request for Proposals for the USAF’s KC-X aerial tanker is due to be issued Feb. 23. The controversial and hotly contested procurement between Boeing and Northrop Grumman is supposed to be decided as a result of… Read More
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute from Boston has been hired to search for the wreckage of Air France 447, the Airbus A330-200 that disappeared in the South Atlantic during a severe thunderstorm. Woods Hole participated in the search for… Read More
A publication obtained an 18-page summary of the incentives obtained by Boeing for its 787 Line 2 in Charleston (SC). The news report may be accessed here.
We spoke last week at the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance (PNAA) annual conference in Lynnwood (WA) in which we made two proposals that were immediately labeled as radical–though we don’t think they are. One involved Boeing and the… Read More
Boeing CEO Jim McNerney told an investor’s event that the company will decide by year-end on a 737 re-engine program, and by year-end or early next year on enhancing the 777, saying a new 777 is “unlikely.” Here… Read More
Here are two photos supplied by Richard Aboulafia of the damage to airplanes from the blizzards and snowfall at Washington Dulles International Airport.
The death today of US Rep. John Murtha (D-PA), chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, means US Rep. Norm Dicks (D-Boeing/WA) will likely succeed him, and this is bad news for Northrop Grumman and its bid for the… Read More
Steven Udvar-Hazy, co-founder of International Lease Finance Corp. and one of the most powerful voices in commercial aviation, retired on 5 February after more than 27 years in the leasing business. His departure from ILFC was expected since… Read More