Perspective on 787 Boston incident

Update: Wall Street Journal reporting United Airlines found mis-wired battery following inspections in wake of JAL 787 fire. Update, 1215 PM PT: Boeing issued this statement regarding the fire incident: “Regarding yesterday’s event onboard a Japan Airlines (JAL)… Read More

To the next President and next Congress: Maybe Sequestration should happen after all for the long-term good

As voters go to the polls today, we’ve turned our thoughts to Sequestration and the impact on Defense budgets. Defense sequestration is widely view as a disaster for national defense and for employment. Sequestration requires a cut of… Read More

Boeing’s American dilemma

Bloomberg has this story about the competition. Wall Street Journal has this story. Here is a story we did for Commercial Aviation Online on the American Airlines aircraft order situation. Date: 18/07/2011 10:37 Source: Commercial Aviation Online Location:… Read More

Airbus to green light NEO

Update: AirInsight has a couple of posts assessing the impact of NEO. Bloomberg News just moved this story: Airbus Said to Plan New A320 Engine Option to Fend Off Rivals 2010-11-30 20:50:43.24 GMT By Andrea Rothman Nov. 30… Read More

Freudian slip?

We’ll see how long it takes for this to get corrected. The headline is “Former Boeing CEO McNerney named to IBM board.”

Airbus adjusts production

Update, Feb. 20: Flight Global has this report with a dire prediction from the IATA General Director that Airbus and Boeing won’t be able to deliver half of the aircraft scheduled this year because of the credit crunch…. Read More

Airbus, Boeing news from around the world

Update, November 6: 2:40 PM PST: Boeing is to make its contract offer to SPEEA today, with plans to conclude talks next week. Armed Forces Journal: We wrote this article for this magazine’s November issue taking a look… Read More

Jumping the gun, perhaps?

Northrop Grumman announced the grounding breaking for its KC-45A tanker even though the Government Accountability Office hasn’t rendered its decision on the Boeing protest of the tanker contract award by the USAF to Northrop. This strikes us as… Read More

Enders transcript on A380 issues

Here is the portion of the German interview with Airbus CEO Thomas Enders concerning the A380 situation. “MB” is the German reporter; “TE” is Thomas Enders. The transcript was made available by Airbus. MB: Good Mood you could… Read More