Boeing and the “cash cow”

As The World Waits (or those of us in the USA, anyway) for Boeing to decide where it will assemble the 777X, it might be worth returning to a 2010 study by the Institute for Wisconsin’s Future about… Read More

Odds and Ends: AirAsiaX orders A333; WA and Airbus; Boeing names COO

AirAsiaX orders A330-300s: As forecast earlier this week, the budget carrier ordered 25 Airbus A330-300s. According to reports, AirAsiaX may not be done. Group CEO Tony Fernandes wants Airbus to develop an A330neo. Stay tuned. Washington State and… Read More

Odds and End: COMAC’s C919; IAM-Boeing, continued; CRJ future (Update with Ray Conner letter)

Update: Ray Conner, CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, issued a letter to employees today. It is reprinted in full below the jump. Original Post: COMAC’s C919: This is China’s entry to compete with Airbus and Boeing in the… Read More

Odds and Ends: AirAsiaX plans A330 order; AA’s livery; vote for TWA heritage livery

AirAsiaX plans A330 order: AirAsiaX, the long-haul low cost carrier, plans a large order for the Airbus A330 this week, according to Bloomberg. A380’s future: Bloomberg News talks about the future of the Airbus A380 with CEO Fabrice… Read More

Boeing Board OKs $10bn stock buyback, 50% hike in dividends in move sure to anger IAM members (Updated)

Update, 10 pm PST: IAM 751 gave us its reaction; it’s at the bottom of this post. Original Post: At a time where feelings are running raw with IAM 751 members, the Boeing Board of Directors authorized a… Read More

IAM won’t release its offer details; IAM v Itself v Boeing

IAM’s offer to Boeing: While IAM 751 released its analysis of the Boeing contract offer of last week, it refuses to release its own offer to Boeing. We asked for it and received a terse, “That’s not available.”… Read More

In focus: the 777 Classic

This week we take a look at the Boeing 777 Classic primary and secondary markets as a follow-on to our report last week in advance of the A340 Summit hosted by Airbus, Rolls-Royce and CFM International with additional… Read More

IAM 751 issues analysis of Boeing contract offer

IAM 751 issued an analysis of Boeing’s most recent contract offer and of the contract that was rejected in a November 13 vote. 751’s president, Tom Wroblewski, accompanied the analysis with a message to members. This is below… Read More

IAM 751’s president issues message to members: here’s why you can’t vote

Update, 11 am PST: Boeing’s Doug Alder just sent us this statement: The union leadership rejected Boeing’s best and final counterproposal. Boeing did not withdraw its counterproposal, nor was there any need to do so, because the counterproposal was… Read More

Airbus to cut new airplane R&D, focus more on derivatives

Airbus is going to cut back its new airplane research and development spending and redirect efforts more toward derivative airplanes, EADS CEO Tom Enders told aerospace analysts at the EADS Global Investors Forum. Buried in a Bloomberg News… Read More