Why US transport producers failed

Defense analyst Loren Thompson picks up the old refrain about Airbus subsidies running McDonnell Douglas and Lockheed out of the commercial airliner business. We add our thoughts at the end of his article. By Loren Thompson Airbus subsidies… Read More

Delta ousts American in JAL global alliance

We have learned for industry sources that Delta Air Lines has won the battle  and that Japan Air Lines will be leaving the oneworld alliance to join SkyTeam, reports Ernie Arvai of the AirInsight team of which Leeham… Read More

Random Thoughts/Update, Good bye Line 2

Update, 9:20 AM: Flightblogger just posted this: Boeing to buy Vought, Line 2 to go there. This is step one in the allusion below to big news coming out of Boeing that affects Puget Sound. Original Post: ANA… Read More

American’s 787 deal

American Airlines revealed the following in its 10Q quarterly report about the provisional order with Boeing for the 787: In 2008, the Company entered into a new purchase agreement with Boeing for the acquisition of 42 Boeing 787-9… Read More

AA: getting early delivery positions

With Boeing’s 787 line sold out to 2017 or 2020 (depending on which aerospace analyst you believe), how did America get early positions? Here’s what we wrote for Commercial Aviation Online (paid subscription only) yesterday. We had to… Read More