EADS 2009 loss on A400M, A380

No surprise here: EADS reported a loss for 2009 on write-offs for the A400M and the A380. Here are some links to tide readers over while we juggle listening to the earnings call with the JP Morgan Conference… Read More

Northrop, EADS to skip tanker bid

Update, March 9, 7am PST: EADS will not independently bid for the KC-X contract, Market Watch reports. Update, 1pm PST: Northrop will no-bid and not protest, we have confirmed. EADS is undecided whether to proceed with a bid… Read More

Air Park with A350 contract in dire financial condition

The air park selected by Spirit Aerosystems as the location for a 500,000 sf facility to produce fuselage panels for the Airbus A350 is in dire financial condition and cannot repay state bonded indebtedness, according to a newspaper… Read More

Boeing selects KC-767 for Tanker

Boeing, as expected, announced that it will offer the KC-767 to the US Air Force for the KC-X aerial refueling tanker competition. The press release is below the jump. There are a couple of very specific references in… Read More

Northrop may decide on KC-X this week or next

Northrop Grumman may decide this week or next what it will do about the bid for the USAF KC-X Final Request for Proposal, Leeham.net understands. Northrop has said frequently and clearly that it may not bid because it… Read More

Sliding Euro helps Airbus

As Airbus and EADS countdown to the March 6 earnings report with a hoped-for resolution of the financially disastrous A400M program, the companies are unexpectedly benefiting from a recent weakening of the Euro to the US dollar. Every… Read More

KC-X FRFP due Feb. 23; does a report hint on outcome?

The Final Request for Proposals for the USAF’s KC-X aerial tanker is due to be issued Feb. 23. The controversial and hotly contested procurement between Boeing and Northrop Grumman is supposed to be decided as a result of… Read More

Murtha death bad news for Northrop tanker bid

The death today of US Rep. John Murtha (D-PA), chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, means US Rep. Norm Dicks (D-Boeing/WA) will likely succeed him, and this is bad news for Northrop Grumman and its bid for the… Read More

Tanker, 787, 747

Last week was quite active in aerospace and so were we, unable to post. So here’s a recap of some of the things that occurred and our thoughts. More politics and the Tanker For the past two years… Read More

Aerospace Conference Feb. 9-10

The Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance holds it annual conference Feb. 9-10 in Lynnwood (WA). This growing conference is one of the premier events on the US West Coast. Airbus and Boeing Commercial are regular presenters; this year Boeing… Read More