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

737 Re-Generation

Update, January 1: We always get a sense of satisfaction when Boeing confirms our news. Here’s an excerpt of a Bloomberg story picking up on the 737 “re-generation” piece we did for Aviation and the Environment magazine (see… Read More

787 update due shortly

In this week’s column: 787 Update Due Shortly Other program issues at Boeing The decline and fall of the Chinese aviation sector The impact of the Global economies on Airbus and Boeing 787 Update Due Shortly Boeing plans… Read More

Airbus unshaken: WSJ

Update, October 15: Bloomberg reports that Airbus is scaling back plans to increase production of the A320 and A330 lines. Here is the story. This prompts us to highlight an item in The Wall Street Journal piece below:… Read More

Farnborough on Monday

Will GE/CFM engine launch accelerate 737/A320 single aisle replacement? Will CSeries launch be met with Boeing response? Is the air show this week about cancellations or orders? Boeing and Northrop optimistic about winning tanker recompete. This and more… Read More

GE, CFMI commit to new engine

London, England: GE Aviation, CFM International and Safran, all partners in the CFM group that makes the CFM56 engine that’s on the Boeing 737-300 through 900 and about half of the Airbus A320 family and some A340 models,… Read More

Boeing 2Q08 deliveries

Boeing delivered 126 aircraft in the second quarter, including 100 737s, six [correction–18–see the comment below] 777s, five 747s and three 767s. This is the equivalent of 33 737s a month (33.3 to be precise), six 777s, 1.6… Read More