O’Keefe, son survive Alaska plane crash

Update, August 11: Full details of the survivors and dead may be found in this Anchorage Daily News article. This article also has a description of events leading to the crash and rescue. The Mobile Press-Register spoke with… Read More

O’Keefe fate unknown; assessing impact on tanker competition

The fate of Sean O’Keefe, CEO of EADS North America, who was among those on the de Havilland DHC-3 Otter than crashed and killed five of the nine people on board, remains unknown. Former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens,… Read More

Stevens long-time friend to Boeing

Ted Stevens, the irascible former Senator from Alaska, died Monday in a small plane crash in the state while en route to a fishing trip some 300 miles southwest of Anchorage. Stevens, though from Alaska, was a long-time… Read More

EADS’ O’Keefe on Alaska plane crash/Sen. Stevens dead

EADS North America Sean O’Keefe was on a deHavilland DHC-3 Otter that crashed today in Alaska. His fate, and that of former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens, who was also reported to be on board, are unknown. Five of… Read More

DAE cancels Boeing, Airbus orders

DAE Capital canceled 10 Boeing 777s, 15 Boeing 787s, and 25 A320s/A350s, according to data from both manufactures. Commercial Aviation Online picked up the Airbus cancellations: Dubai Aerospace Entreprise (DAE) has cancelled a total of 25 Airbus A320/A350… Read More

Boeing’s Albaugh talks about 737 future

Here is another segment of our interview with Jim Albaugh, president of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, during the Farnborough Air Show. In this post, we report Albaugh’s thoughts on boosting the 737 rate to 40 per month and the… Read More

Buying Russian for US lift

We have, from time-to-time, joked that the USAF ought to buy a Russian aerial tanker as a way to avoid the Boeing-EADS-Northrop-Airbus rhubarb in the long-running KC-X saga. Well, here’s news that the US Navy is planning to… Read More

Tanker award to slip to 2011?

Update, Aug. 6: Here is a Pentagon spokesman reacting to the US Aerospace protest over being rejected for its KC-X bid because it missed the filing deadline by five minutes, as reported by The Dayton Business Journal: In… Read More