Air Wars is available here.
Dec. 24, 2021, (c) Leeham News: The those late shoppers looking for last-minute gifts, the Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle area) on Tuesday listed 11 aerospace books for the aviation geeks. Air Wars, The Global Combat Between Airbus and Boeing was at the top of the list. Air Wars is by LNA’s Scott Hamilton. It was published in August.
Christmas may be almost over, but the PSBJ gives plenty of options for post-holiday reading nevertheless.
The complete PSBJ list is:
- Air Wars
- Flying Blind, the book about the Boeing 737 MAX crisis
- Liftoff, about the SpaceX program
- Through the Glass Ceiling to the Stars, the book by astronaut Eileen Collins
- Come Fly With Me, Flying in Style, a photo journal of celebrities and their travels
- The Apollo Murders, a novel about the US and Russian space programs
- NASA Space Shuttle, 40th Anniversary
- Wings of Gold, The Story of the First Women Naval Aviators
- Boeing 747, 50 Years of An Aviation Icon
- Clues to the Universe, a novel for the young
- Flights of Fancy, Defying Gravity by Design and Evolution, takes a look at man, birds and bugs and how they fly
This is a first class read, exceptionally well researched. It forced me to change a couple long standing beliefs about the merger. I highly recommend it without reservation.
Just bought the book but haven’t read it yet.
Would be interested to hear which longstanding beliefs about the merger the book led you to reconsider.
Worthy follow up to “The Sporty Game”. Thank you.
The most striking revelation/confirmation is the damage inflicted on the company, its customers, the passengers of its airplanes, and America in general, by the GE/McKinsey/Jack Welsh/Business Schools/Wall Street’s mantra of “Shareholders Value”. I have been on the Board of European & Canadian companies, and a Director’s responsibility there is to “the company, its shareholders. its customers, its employees, the towns/regions where it operates, and its stakeholders in general (including environmental, social, etc.). “Shareholders Value” as the one purpose of corporate existence is a killer: the law of the jungle to put money in the pocket of rich people, whatever secondary consequences.
Also, look at Airbus’ Board and Executive roster: amazing diversity, of nationalities, experiences, competences. What a mess to integrate all these in a functioning whole; but what strength at the back end of it! Boeing is GE and a bunch of similarly thinking accountants / tax optimizers.
If hubris does not poison Airbus, how may Boeing catch up?
Could a native speaker please explain to me what the word group “The sporty game” means exactly? I know what it is supposed to say but didn’t find the details explained in any dictionary.
It’s a reference to the 1982 definitive book about competition between Boeing, McDonnell Douglas and the emerging Airbus.
> Also, look at Airbus’ Board and Executive roster: amazing diversity, of nationalities, experiences, competences. What a mess to integrate all these in a functioning whole; but what strength at the back end of it! Boeing is GE and a bunch of similarly thinking accountants / tax optimizers. If hubris does not poison Airbus, how may Boeing catch up? <
They won't, short of physical war- which the Exceptional Nation is not capable of; having sold its soul, its working class, and its productive capacity to China. Nice short-term move for the Few..
Yes, let's do carefully watch how Boeing "catches up"- or does not.
I just finished reading “Air Wars” and it is a great book. Excellent information and very well written. I have been following the plane sales between Boeing and Airbus for almost 40 years and this book captures many of those sales campaigns. I would highly recommend this book to anyone that has interest in the Commercial or Aerospace industry.
‘SAS Airbus A321 LR to complete its first long-haul flight’:
“Scandinavian Airlines System’s (SAS) brand-new Airbus A321 Long Range (LR) aircraft will soon complete its first long-haul flight to the United States.
Scandinavian Airlines’ Airbus A321LR aircraft, registered as SE-DMR, took off from Copenhagen Airport (CPH), Denmark at 13:20 local time and is scheduled to touch down at Dulles International Airport (IAD), Washington DC at about 16:00 EST.
This is a test flight before the aircraft enters commercial service on March 27, 2022.”
Battle Of The Narrowbodies: Boeing 737 Vs A320 Vs MC-21:
The First A321XLR Development Aircraft Is Coming to Life in Hamburg:
“The first A321XLR flight test aircraft is getting ready for its first operations, at the Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Hamburg. The newest member of the Airbus A321 family will eventually be produced at several Airbus FAL locations, but Hamburg is the pioneering one, and the knowledge gained from this pilot development of the development aircraft version will be used by the other teams, in the future..”
Looks like Airbus’s claimed 2023 EIS is on track.
The problem with any book solely about the MAX is that we still have no idea how it happened and who was responsible. At some point someone senior told anyone who was concerned to shut up and get on with it. That person was not Mark Folkner.