Boeing repositions two 787s, probe continues

Update, Nov. 17, 4:30PM PST: This article from Europe talks about efforts by Safran group to acquire Zodiac, which is a supplier on the Boeing 787. The article refers to possible interest (or lack of it, actually) by… Read More

Tanker shortage cancels Red Flag exercise

Update, Nov. 17: EADS now is predicting the tanker contract award will slip to next year. This is entirely consistent with what we have been hearing (first quarter) and what we understand Boeing believes as well. Original Post:… Read More

Updates on Airbus, Boeing events

Aviation Week has this long and detailed story about the Airbus A380/Qantas engine failure. Qantas A380s remain grounded indefinitely. KING 5 (NBC, Seattle) has this account of the Boeing 787 fire. KIRO TV (CBS, Seattle) has this item… Read More

Airbus has its challenges, too

While headlines have understandably been focused on Boeing this week, Airbus has its problems, too. The Qantas A380 Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engine uncontained failure continues to generate news stories. The QF 32 flight details still are emerging, and… Read More

Another KC-X deadline passes

Today was supposed to be the day the KC-X contract was to get its go-ahead, but as has so often been the case, another deadline has come and gone. The USAF suggests it will be done this fall,… Read More

Assessing 787 in-flight fire, Part 2

Dominic Gates of The Seattle Times has this interview with 787 program head Scott Fancher about the in-flight fire incident Tuesday of 787 ZA002. Fancher’s interview is clearly an effort to see the bright side of an event… Read More

Assessing 787 in-flight fire

There are plenty of news stories accessible through Google, so we won’t recap the incident here. Here’s what we can add to the story at this time (06:30 AM PST, Nov. 10); we’ll update as needed.

Boeing says 787 deliveries will take longer than expected

Robert Stallard, aerospace analyst for RBC Capital Markets, met with Boeing execs and learned that 787 deliveries will take longer than expected, seemingly confirming reports last week from Flightblogger and Aviation Week. Dominic Gates published this story Tuesday–just… Read More

GEnx customers hit in 787 rescheduling

Here is a story we did for Commercial Aviation Online Tuesday, before the 787 in-flight fire. Customers who ordered the GEnx engines are among those affected by the latest, potential Boeing 787 delivery rescheduling first revealed by CAO‘s… Read More

BOC Aviation orders A320s, touts ‘investment value’

Here is a story we did last week for Commercial Aviation Online: BOC Aviation and Airbus announced 3 November an order for 30 A320s, with the companies touting the “investment value” and residual value in a press release… Read More