Boeing’s next 787 announcements

Update, Dec. 9: As a Commenter noted below, a French newspaper is reporting Boeing told Air France the first delivery of the 787 may be June or July. This falls within the 4-6 month delay we forecast on… Read More

A350 begins fuselage construction, refines program management

Airbus has begun construction of the A350 fuselage. Airbus photo, rendering Airbus also announced refinements in the A350 program management to provide more accountability and coordination. This article describes it in Aviation Week, by Robert Wall.

EADS will likely win tanker, says Boeing consultant

Update, Dec. 9, 5:00 AM PST: Politico has this profile on Loren Thompson. Flight Global reports Brazil may select the KC-45 to replace its Boeing KC-137 (KC-135). Update, 5:00 PM PST: Dominic Gates now has his story on… Read More

Airbus NEO won’t kill CSeries: New study

Airbus’ A320 NEO won’t kill the Bombardier CSeries, a new study concludes, issued today by AirInsight. The study, “The Business Case for the Bombardier CSeries,” which we co-authored, is discussed on the AirInsight blog. The study began as… Read More

USAF, EADS need to come forward with full details

The USAF and EADS need to come forward with full details to fully explain the latest cock-up (a British term, not an obscene one) in which the Air Force mistakenly sent EADS and Boeing proprietary information about the… Read More

A320neo EIS 2016-17

Airbus has confirmed to us the planned EIS of the A320neo family. The company initially announced only that the A320neo would enter service in the Spring of 2016. A spokesman confirmed our estimates of the family’s EIS: A320… Read More