Deja vu all over again

The third in series of articles from the EADS media day and the Paris Air Show…. Your competitor has designed a new airplane that promises to be 20% more efficient than yours. You are involved in a costly… Read More

A330 vs 787

Another in the continuing reports from the Airbus Innovation Days…. Airbus provided an A330/A340 market update during its Innovation Days presentations in Hamburg earlier in May. The A340 has become irrelevant to the new airplane market, with only… Read More

A350 vs 787, 777

Another in a series of the Airbus Innovation Days in Hamburg, Germany, earlier this month…. Airbus predicted that the A350 will capture 50% of the medium twin-aisle market forecast of 5,900 aircraft over the next 2o years, company… Read More

777 answer to A350

Flight International has a May 14 story we’ve just seen (we were out of town) about Boeing’s possible response to the Airbus A350-1000. This may be found here. The most interesting thing to us is the timeline: within… Read More

Airbus YE08 Conferences Tuesday, Thursday

EADS and its subsidiary Airbus will have their year-end 08 press conferences January 13 and 15 to discuss 2008 orders, events and the outlook for 2009. This comes on the heals of a January 9 analyst report by… 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

US Airways delays A350 one year

Our colleague at Flight Global, Mary Kirby, writes for Air Transport Intelligence (we write for Flight’s Commercial Aviation Online) that US Airways will defer its A350 deliveries by one year. This story is on the free site at… 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

High fuel costs impact super long-haul flights

The Wall Street Journal Tuesday (July 8th) had an interesting piece about how the current high cost of fuel is adversely impacting the super long-haul flights. The article raises questions about the viability of 15-18 hour flights in… Read More

Lots of Boeing, Airbus, tanker news

It’s been a busy 24 hours. In no particular order: Boeing drops out Boeing has dropped out of its participation to build the Joint Cargo Aircraft, called the C27J, because it could not reach a financial arrangement with… Read More