EADS Earnings Preview

EADS, parent of Airbus, announces its 2Q09-1H09 earnings July 28. Here are some topics that ought to be covered and questions analysts and reporters should ask:

Bits and Pieces

This is the sixth of a series of posts from the EAD media day and the Paris Air Show…. There are always bits and pieces picked up at these things that don’t fit anywhere else.

A380 vs 747-8

Update, June 12: Boeing’s new 20 year forecast issued immediately before the Paris Air Show now forecasts just 740 VLAs, a dramatic drop from 960+ in its previous forecast. You can bet we’ll ask Airbus about this–and just… 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

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

Countdown for ILFC’s 10 A380s

The countdown is underway for the outstanding order of 10 Airbus A380s by mega-lessor International Lease Finance Corp. ILFC was an early customer for the super-jumbo jet and suffered two year delays along with the other customers when… 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

And now about Airbus

Boeing has dominated the news in recent weeks because of the tanker and the IAM contract negotiations. At long last, here’s some news about Airbus. The company is actively talking about stretching the A380-800 to a -900, 1,000… 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