DOD to EADS: You’ve got 60 days

Update, April 1, 0800PDT: Boeing just issued this statement in response to the DOD announcement yesterday: ST. LOUIS, April 1, 2010 – The U.S. Department of Defense on March 31 said it will extend the deadline to receive… Read More

Don’t assume A320, 737 RE programs

Geneva, Switzerland: Here is a report we did for Commercial Aviation Online from the Aircraft Finance and Commercial Aviation conference, followed by some additional commentary and reporting exclusive to this column concerning the prospect of re-engining the Airbus… Read More

Financing airplanes in 2010

Geneva, Switzerland: During the Aircraft Finance and Commercial Aviation Conference, we filed a couple of stories in aircraft finance with Commercial Aviation Online. Since CAO is a paid subscription service, our arrangement with CAO is that it gets… Read More

Get over it and move on (Part 2)

A flurry of activity has been happening on the air force tanker front while we’ve been in Geneva, Switzerland, (working, not playing). Unfortunately, we think the activity has all been rather sad. In the aftermath of the World… Read More

EADS: decision within days on tanker

Update, March 29: Airbus CEO Tom Enders now says a decision will be made in two-three weeks. Original Post: Geneva, Switzerland: EADS will decide within days whether to pursue a bid on the KC-X tanker program, this column… Read More

Day 2 from Geneva

The second day at the Aircraft Finance and Commercial Aviation Conference in Geneva, Switzerland, covered a lot of ground but the most interesting for our readers is the skepticism over the prospect of re-engining the Boeing 737 and… Read More

Report from Geneva

Here are our thoughts and observations from Day 1 of the Aircraft Finance conference in Geneva, Switzerland: The mood here among the 300+ attendees in generally upbeat. There is a general sense that the airline industry has seen… Read More

Air India’s 787 penalty payment, 787 vs A330 efficiency

This article from India has an interesting reference to the penalties paid to Air India by Boeing (and what the airline originally wanted) for the delays of the 27 787s on order. The article also notes that Air… Read More

WTO Airbus ruling due Tuesday

Update, March 24, 10:15PM Central European Time: The reaction to the WTO Final Report at the Aircraft Finance Conference is a Big Yawn, even among Americans here in the Geneva, Switz, venue. As one person with close ties… Read More

More bizarre twists in the tanker saga

Update, 10:00AM PDT: Defense News has this item that adds more to this increasingly goofy story. A firm named World Aviation Maintenance Co. from Omaha, Neb., is identified as the US company involved in this story–but Google does… Read More