Boeing considers 40/mo for 737 rate; Airbus ups A320 to 40

Update, July 30: Airbus announced today it will increase the production rate on its A320 family to 40 per month. Original Post: Boeing is considering going to a production rate of 40 737s per month, with a decision… Read More

Airbus, Boeing nearing re-engining decision

Reuters has this report saying Airbus and Boeing will decide, probably next year, whether to re-engine the A320 and 737 families. The AirInsight team of The Arvai Group, Innovation Analysis Group and Leeham Co., published the report below… Read More

COMAC chooses LEAP-X, Russians pick GTF

China’s COMAC selected the CFM International LEAP-X engine to power its new challenge to Airbus and Boeing, the C919 150-200 seat jet, two sources tell us. Now comes news that Russia’s Irkut selected the Pratt & Whitney P1000G… Read More

Boeing to build 737 into 2020s: Bair

The Renton (WA) Reporter has this story that Boeing will continue to build the 737 into the 2020 decade, further extending the timeline for a replacement aircraft, says Mike Bair, vice president of Business Strategy and Marketing for… Read More

A320 upgrades on the way

Airbus has decided to proceed with a winglet program for the A320 family and will decide by the end of 2010 whether to re-engine the family. Also: CFM International is ready to advance its schedule for the LEAP-X… Read More

A320 v 737

We’re back from two days at Airbus for its Innovation Days presentations, and the timing couldn’t have worked out better. Less than two weeks before we attended Boeing’s 737 enhancements day, followed by the 787 update day. Both… Read More

Airbus sees recovery in 2010

Airbus officials see a recovery in the global economy and passenger traffic next year, they said this week at the Airbus Innovation Days in Hamburg. We were among about 90 journalists to attend the event, formerly known as… Read More

UBS predicts 30%-40% 737 rates cuts

UBS Securities today (April 13) predicted Boeing will have to cut rates on the 737 line by 30%-40%, forecasting an announcement later this year. This is more agressive than the 30%-35% suggested in January by ILFC CEO Steven… Read More

Ryanair and a GTF-powered A320/737

Jon Ostrower has an interesting think piece about the prospect of Ryanair ordering up to 400 Airbus A320s or Boeing 737s powered by the new Pratt & Whitney GTF, or Geared Turbo Fan P1000G. We first broke the… Read More

2009: Recovery for Boeing, Challenges at Airbus

Update, January 10: Bloomberg News reports EADS says it will be three years after the A400M’s first test flight–which remains unscheduled–before Airbus will ship the airplane to customers. This is hardly good news. Original Post: Commercial Aviation enters… Read More