Airbus confirms A350-1000 news, pushes back model and -800

Airbus and Rolls-Royce confirmed June 18 news we reported 10 days ago: that the A350-1000 will get a more powerful engine and more range. Airbus officials also confirmed that the changes will push the entry-into-service of the -1000… Read More

We’re off to the Paris Air Show

Today is Thursday and we are on our way to the Paris Air Show. First up on the schedule is the EADS/Airbus media day on Saturday, with a briefing that is expected to unveil the changes we previously… Read More

Observations on labor, Boeing

As we prepare to head off to the Paris Air Show, there have been a couple of important developments on the labor front with Boeing. First, what we consider to be good news. SPEEA, the engineers union representing… Read More

Boeing ups 737 production to 42/mo from 1H2014

Boeing announced today that it will increase the production rate of the 737 to 42 a month from the first half of 2014. This is on top of consecutive rate increases from 31.5 to 35 to 38 a… Read More

Boeing’s thinking still up in the air on New Small Airplane

Boeing promises “clarity” at the Paris Air Show about its New Small Airplane (NSA) program, but aside from settling on the performance it believes is required, little clarity has truly been achieved inside Boeing. We learned last week… Read More

Odds and ends: A350-1000, A380 orders coming; NLRB action starts today

A350-1000: We broke the international news that Airbus and Rolls-Royce were going to modify the design of the A350-1000 to increase the range of the airplane. Now, the ever-thorough Flight Global has this story with a fair amount… Read More

Paris Air Show outlook

There are several items looking at the Paris Air Show outlook: AirInsight had a live discussion Friday with Addison Schonland, Richard Aboulafia and Ernie Arvai hosting it. The transcript is here. AirInsight also published a lengthy written preview… Read More

Larger engine, longer range A350-1000 to be announced at Paris Air Show

Airbus and Rolls-Royce have agreed to up-size the Trent XWB engine powering the A350-1000, which will add about 500nm of range, Leeham News has learned. The formal announcements have been planned for the Paris Air Show. Airbus issued… Read More

UBS: Boeing too aggressive in 787 ramp-up plans

UBS Securities issued a note today that says Boeing is too aggressive in its production ramp-up plans for the 787. A synopsis: * 787 learning curve appears more aggressive than 777: BA’s assumed learning curve is a key… Read More

Paris Air Show outlook for Boeing

Here is a preview for Boeing for the Paris Air Show. More detail will be coming from AirInsight next week.