Interview with John Leahy: A380 sales strategy going forward

Subscription required Now open to all readers (Fe. 15, 2015) By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction Jan 14 2015: In our deep analysis of the Airbus A380, we concluded that there is nothing wrong with the basic economics of the… Read More

Market potential for A321LR

Here’s how Airbus sees the market potential for the A321LR, going well beyond the 50-60 Boeing 757s flying the Atlantic and some limited operations on other routes.  

Customer Quality counts as much as orders, says Boeing

Subscription Required Introduction Jan. 14, 2015: Customer quality counts as much as the raw number of orders, a top Boeing official said yesterday during a bit of counter-programming on the day Airbus held its annual press conference recapping… Read More

Odds and Ends: More from Airbus annual press conference; IAM focuses on wages

Jan. 13, 2015: More from Airbus: Airbus held its annual press conference today in Toulouse, reporting its full year 2014 orders and deliveries results. Our Bjorn Fehrm was there and filed a report from the event. He will… Read More

Boeing sees little impact from fuel on orders

Jan. 13, 2015: Boeing sees little impact on orders from the falling fuel prices. In a tele-press conference this morning, Randy Tinseth, vice president of marketing, said recent history shows that even as fuel prices went down, the… Read More

Airbus reveals record orders at annual press conference

By Bjorn Fehrm Toulouse 13 Jan 2015: Airbus today held their annual press conference where they among other things revealed their final numbers for orders and deliveries. The press conference was hosted by Airbus CEO Fabrice Bregier accompanied by COO… Read More

A380neo decision likely this year, triggering the next widebody engine project

Subscription required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction Jan. 12, 2015: One of the subjects which is sure to come up on Airbus annual press conference on Tuesday the 13th in Toulouse will be when and how Airbus will re-engine the A380…. Read More

AirAsia 8501: two weeks later, still looking for the voice recorder

Jan. 11, 2015: It’s now been two weeks and two days (local time) since AirAsia Flight 8501 crashed into the Java Sea. It took nearly two weeks just to locate the tail section of the airplane, which was… Read More

Assessing turmoil at Bombardier: it doesn’t stop at CSeries

The Wall Street Journal takes a look at Bombardier.(Subscription required.) ““We did not fully expect and prepare” for the competitive response, said a Bombardier executive. Its studies concluded re-engining the A320 and 737 made no economic sense and… Read More

Sales chief Ray Jones leaves Bombardier, delivering another blow to commercial program

Ray Jones, who replaced Chet Fuller in December 2013 as head of Bombardier commercial airplane programs, quit. BBD said Jones and the company mutually agreed to his departure, was was labeled for “personal reasons.” BBD would not elaborate…. Read More