Assessing the 737-900ER vs Airbus NEO

AeroTurboPower has an interesting piece looking at the fuel burn and cash costs of the 737-900ER vs the A320neo and A321neo. The post is noteworthy as an independent analysis to Airbus or Boeing. Boeing, of course, claims the… Read More

737MAX costs vs A320neo

AirInsight takes a look at the Boeing claims of 4%-7% cost advantages of the 737MAX vs the A320neo. The analysis comes to a slightly different conclusion than Boeing.

Boeing wants earlier EIS for 737MAX

Boeing yesterday announced a 2017 entry-into-service date for the 737 MAX, perhaps as much as two years after the advertised October 2015 EIS for the Airbus A320neo, but officials have challenged the development team to accelerate this time… Read More

The X-Factor, this time at Boeing

Boeing announced the name of its new 737 re-engined aircraft and like Airbus for the A350 XWB, there is now and X-Factor with Boeing: the 737 MAX-7/8/9. Precise details on the MAX remain uncertain; Jim Albaugh, CEO of… Read More

It’s official: 737NE launched

Here is Flight Global’s story with a couple of artist renderings of the airplane. Boeing made it official this morning: launch of the 737NE (New Engine) has been approved, bypassing the Authority to Offer. Boeing said it has… Read More

787’s legacy is already taking shape

We did a piece over at AirInsight noting that the legacy of the Boeing 787 is already taking shape–contributing to the development of the 737, 747-8 and likely the 777. Hop over and take a read.

737RE up at Boeing Board today

Update, 930am: The Daily Express of L0ndon (of all places) reported yesterday BCA got the approval Friday for the 737RE and that the announcement is to come today. Thanks to Heidi Wood of Morgan Stanley for this one…. Read More

Delta 737-900 order bypasses re-engine

Here is a story we did for Commercial Aviation Online: Date: 26/08/2011 13:37 Source: Commercial Aviation Online Location: Seattle By: Scott Hamilton Delta Air Lines’ order for 100 Boeing 737-900ERs is a major boost to this model, but… Read More

Replacing 757s; Bombardier’s Scott and Delta; pricing engines

AirInsight, in a burst of prolific writing, posted three pieces of note today: An analysis of the cost of operating and maintaining Boeing 757s and why there is a move to replace this versatile aircraft; Thoughts on the… Read More

Boeing completes 737 wing production expansion on the way to 42/mo

Boeing completed expansion of a facility at its Renton (WA) 737 plant where it makes wings, where productions rates will climb from 31.5/mo to 35/mo this year and 42/mo in the near future. The company is studying taking… Read More