Economist piece on Airbus

In a welcome reprieve from the tanker saga, here’s an interesting piece about Airbus and the A380 from The Economist.

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

Another You Read It Here First

Bloomberg reports today that Airbus cut its A380 sales forecast this year to 20 from 30, but we reported this last week on our Corporate Website.

EADS profits on increased production

EADS, parent of Airbus, reported a stronger-than-expected profit on higher production at its principal subsidiary. The details may be found in this AP story. A couple of take-aways: This better performance, despite the worries over the dollar-Euro exchange… Read More

Airbus revises downward A380 deliveries

It’s official: new delivery schedule for the A380 shows fewer than planned for this year and next. A 43 minute webcast on the press conference is available at www.eads.com. Here’s the Airbus PR: Airbus has completed the A380… Read More

Clarity on the A380 delays, sort of

With conflicting news reports over did the letters Airbus sent to customers specifically refer to potentially new delivery delays in the A380 program or not, we today spoke to one of the airlines at the center of the… Read More

Enders transcript on A380 issues

Here is the portion of the German interview with Airbus CEO Thomas Enders concerning the A380 situation. “MB” is the German reporter; “TE” is Thomas Enders. The transcript was made available by Airbus. MB: Good Mood you could… Read More

Emirates, Ethiad say A380 delays now possible

Emirates Airlines, which has ordered more Airbus A380s than any other carrier, says it has been notified by Airbus that new delivery delays next year are possible. Here is the story. Ethiad Airlines says the same thing in… Read More

More delays for 787, A380: German magazine

Reuters picked up a report from a German magazine saying Boeing and Airbus are notifying customers of new delays in the 787 and A380 programs. Here’s the report; we’ll try for comment ourselves. New, 1045 AM PDT: Reuters… Read More

A380 lease rates

Commercial Aviation Online (CAO), the subscription-based news service owned by the company that owns Flight International, Airline Business and other publications, reports that Singapore Airlines completed financing of its third Airbus A380 with a lease structure in Europe…. Read More