A380, 10 years later

April 28, 2015: Airbus is celebrating 10 years of its A380 super jumbo. Just about everybody else is taking pot shots at it. There’s little doubt the airplane is a masterful achievement. But production miscues delayed the airplane… Read More

Pontifications: Jumping on the MOM bandwagon

March 15, 2015: There was little “real” news coming out of ISTAT this year, which is probably why the topics of the “757 replacement” and the 200-250 seat, 4,500 mile twin-aisle airplane prospect drew so much attention. Sitting… Read More

IAM 751, in dramatic reversal, accepts Boeing 777X contract

The members of the International Association of Machinists District 751, in a dramatic reversal of its November 13 landslide contract rejection, today approved a revised contract offer from Boeing by a vote of 51% to 49%. Approval means… Read More

The deeper, longer term implications of IAM’s Boeing contract vote January 3

There are deeper, longer term implications for the January 3 vote by IAM 751 members on the revised contract proposal from Boeing than have been discussed in the public domain. Contract extension to 2024 brings “labor peace,” but… Read More

Boeing sees long life for 737

Update, March 11: Dominic Gates of The Seattle Times has an excellent article about the new Boeing airplane and its production site. Original Post: In a short article we did for Aviation Technology magazine, Boeing sees a long… Read More

Slow down on “797” launch

The news agencies are buzzing with stories that Boeing CEO gave the go-ahead for a new replacement for the 737. This isn’t what we said and what he did say is not new. Do a Google News search… Read More