Odds and Ends: A350 EIS; A330neo; more on 757RS

A350 EIS: Bloomberg reports that the first Airbus A350 XWB could be delivered to launch customer Qatar Airways “before the December deadline.” According to the Ascend data base, the first delivery had been planned for July and then… Read More

Guest column: envisioning the next round of airplanes

By James N. Krebs Leeham News recently forecast that the next all new Boeing airplane will be a 757 successor with an entry-into-service around 2025, followed by a smaller NSA (New Small Airplane), a 737 MAX/A320 neo successor,… Read More

Odds and Ends: CNBC reporter says Boeing’s McNerney among top 25 CEOs; 757 replacement; BBD earnings; Spirit Air

CNBC and Boeing’s McNerney: CNBC reporter Phil LeBeau, who covers aerospace and automobiles among other topics, thinks Boeing CEO Jim McNerney deserves a place in CNBC’s Top 25 CEO list. Here’s why. Aaron Karp at Air Transport World… Read More

Rolls-Royce Trent engines program update at PNAA conference

Bill Boyd, senior vice president of Rolls-Royce, provided a program update of its Trent engines that are being developed for the Airbus A350 XWB. He appeared on a panel with GE Aviation and Pratt & Whitney. He appeared… Read More

A350 XWB program update at the PNAA conference

Daniel Wenninger, senior director of the Airbus A350 XWB program out if the Airbus Americas office, appeared at the 2014 Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance conference last week in the Seattle area. . [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMyM5NLu3V8] . [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YNb0UFKiMw] Simon Pickup of… Read More

Development of the GE9X for the Boeing 777X

Jason Brewer, general manager of GE Commercial Engines Marketing, appeared at last week’s Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance 2014 conference on the Big Engines panel. Brewer discussed the development of the GE9X for the Boeing 777X, outlining the new… Read More

Boeing’s Randy Tinseth provides mythbusting assessment at PNAA conference

Boeing’s vice president of marketing, Randy Tinseth, appeared at the annual Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance conference this week in the Seattle area. He talked about Boeing’s annual Current Market Outlook update as well as taking a light-hearted approach… Read More

Richard Aboulafia analyzes state of industry, opines on A380neo, what it works for Emirates and other stuff

Richard Aboulafia, an analyst for The Teal Group, is a headline speaker at the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance every year. Below are a series of videos of his presentation this year. He provides an overview of the commercial… Read More

Alaska CEO Tilden talks about airline, surviving mega-carrier competition

Alaska Airlines CEO Brad Tilden was keynote at the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance Day One conference Feb. 4. He spoke about the airline’s transformation into a carrier that survived without filing for bankruptcy; and against Delta Air Lines’… Read More

Odds and Ends: A boost for the A330? Problems continue at Boeing Charleston

A boost for the A330? Aviation Week reports Airbus is offering China an A330 completion center in return for an order for 200 A330s.  At the current production rate of 10/mo over the Airbus production year of 11… Read More