FedEx, Southwest near Boeing deals: Bloomberg and WSJ

While we are waiting for the IAM vote tonight, it looks like two more big wins for Boeing. Bloomberg reports FedEx is about to order 30 767-300ER freighters. The Wall Street Journal reports Southwest Airlines is about to… Read More

Boeing, IAM talk about labor deal

AirInsight has these two podcasts about the grand labor deal announced Wednesday between Boeing and the IAM. Boeing podcast. IAM podcast.

Thoughts on the Boeing-IAM deal

We couldn’t be more delighted. The agreement announced Nov. 30 between the IAM 751 local and Boeing is an outstanding development. Who wins? Basically, everybody. The Company gets: Production stability through most of 2016 without the pain and… Read More

Boeing looks at improving 737 production rate efficiency

Boeing is considering how to make the already-lean 737 production line even more efficient with an eye toward increasing rates beyond 42 per month, the commercial airplane division CEO said today. Jim Albaugh, speaking at the annual Credit… Read More

Bankruptcy fears swirl again around American Airlines

With bankruptcy fears swirling again around American Airlines, some questions arise what happens to the orders AA has with Airbus and Boeing if the carrier goes into Chapter 11. This hand-wringing piece paints a dire picture for Boeing…. Read More

Odds and Ends: A350, 737MAX, 787; ACG is #10; and more

Guessing Game: The mysterious nine customers for the 737 MAX continues to confound observers. Actually, there were nine before Aviation Capital Group signed up, so ACG was #10. American Airlines Lion Air Aviation Capital Group GECAS COPA GOL… Read More

It’s official: Lion Air revealed as a MAX customer; ACG announces MAX and NG

Update, 1:45pm: Aviation Capital Group announced a commitment for 35 MAXes and a firm order for 20 737-800NGs. ACG becomes the first lessor to commit to the MAX. ACG announced a firm order for 30 Neos at the… Read More

More on MAX: Aspire Aviation does long analysis

Aspire Aviation in Hong Kong has done a long analysis on the Boeing 737 MAX, capturing what Boeing has said recently along with original information and data from other sources. This article may be found here. Meantime, the… Read More

737 MAX vs A320neo: the debate continues

During yesterday’s tele-press conference by Boeing with a program update for the 737 MAX, 737 chief program engineer John Hamilton frequently said the MAX has a 7% operating cost advantage over the A320neo. He also touted the advantages… Read More

737 MAX ‘commitments’ and what these mean

Note: As a follow up to our previous post about the 787 break-even, Blog by Javier added a third post to simplify his very detailed analysis. You may jump to the link here. Also: AirInsight has this commentary… Read More