Lufthansa’s Pending Order: As we have written on previous occasions, Lufthansa Airlines has been preparing a large order for twin-aisle, twin-engine aircraft: 50 or more. We’d noted that the order was likely due in September.
Aviation Week has this update.
Mitsubishi MRJ v Embraer E-Jet E2: Flight Global reports that the Japanese OEM says the latest 15 month delay won’t hurt sales of the MRJ (to which one wag notes it’s not selling well anyway–there are only three customers), but what caught our eye is the Mitsubishi reference comparing the MRJ with the Embraer E-Jet E2. This is like the debate of new vs re-engine between Bombardier’s CSeries and the smallest Airbus and Boeing products.
MAXimizing space: Boeing shifted work around at its Renton (WA) factory as it prepares for production of the 737 MAX. The Seattle Times has a good wrap up.