McNerney’s interesting comments on the new airplane

We’re off hiatus, having completed several projects that now gives us some time to pay attention to this column. It didn’t seem to get much pickup but on the Boeing 1Q earnings call, CEO Jim McNerney said something… Read More

Advancing NEO puts pressure on Boeing

Here’s the last of three stories on the Boeing 737, the A320neo and the new Boeing airplane.

Boeing’s message changes on 737NG v A320neo

Here’s an article we did on changing messaging at Boeing about the 737 and the A320neo. Date: 11/04/2011 10:07 Source: Commercial Aviation Online Location: Seattle By: Scott Hamilton Boeing’s messaging on the 737 against the Airbus A320neo has… Read More

Reports from the Airbus neo event

Our partner at AirInsight, Addison Schonland, has posted additional reports from his attendance to the Airbus neo event April 5. Tom Williams, EVP briefing. John Leahy’s briefing. This is different than the one-on-one interview Addison had. Keeping the… Read More

Airbus, the NEO program and an interview with John Leahy

Airbus held a media day today about the A320neo; we were scheduled to go to Toulouse for this event but circumstances required we stay in Seattle, so our partner at AirInsight, Addison Schonland, made the journey. He obtained… Read More

Indigo selected PW GTF for NEO

Indigo Airlines of India selected the PW P1000G Geared Turbo Fan for its order of 150 Airbus A320neos. We’re at the PW Media Day and will be filing additional reports today. Up to this point, most of the… Read More

1,000 A320neos, 737 replacement at Paris Air Show

Update, Jan. 28: Think again, Heidi, Airbus says. The company said no way. See this story. Original Post: Heidi Wood at Morgan Stanley predicts Airbus may have 1,000 orders by the Paris Air Show and that Boeing will… Read More

Odds and ends: More Airbus NEO orders soon, engine selections shortly; tanker slips again

Odds and ends: More Airbus NEO orders are likely within the next few weeks, including from the US and Asia; Indigo is expected to make its engine selection for its A320neo within the next month or so, and… Read More

2011 Outlook for Aerospace

Note: this is unusually long, 11 pages when printed. The new year is here and it is time for our annual look-ahead for the big OEMs. On a macro level, 2011 should be a good year. Airline passenger… Read More

737NG vs A320neo: an interesting chess game

Update, Dec. 13: FlightGlobal has this interview with Ryanair and its critique of the NEO. Original Post: The (London) Financial Times has this interview with Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Jim Albaugh in which he says there is no… Read More