Odds and Ends: A380 cost, American’s engine order, ‘war on Boeing’

A380 cost: Flight Global reports that Air France–a launch customer of the Airbus A380–just concluded a lease deal for one of the giant airplanes for a rental of $1.8m per month. For an airline of Air France’s credit,… Read More

Odds and Ends: A350, 737MAX, 787; ACG is #10; and more

Guessing Game: The mysterious nine customers for the 737 MAX continues to confound observers. Actually, there were nine before Aviation Capital Group signed up, so ACG was #10. American Airlines Lion Air Aviation Capital Group GECAS COPA GOL… Read More

Dubai Air Show review

The Dubai Air Show is over, with record orders being announced. 2 x B777F for Qatar 20 x A320neo for ACG 45 x A320neo/30 x A320  for Spirit (MoU) 50 x A320neo for Qatar with PW1100G-JM (+30 options) 5… Read More

Embraer decides on re-engine, takes a pass on NSA

Embraer announced that it will take a pass on developing a New Small Airplane in the 130-155 seat class and instead re-engine the E-Jet series, possibly with stretch to 133 seats (smack in the middle of the Bombardier… Read More

Airbus chief bemoans slow pace of change: Aviation Week

Robert Wall has this short article that raises an interesting point. Tom Enders, the CEO of Airbus, “bemoans” the slow pace of change in aviation. He is quoted as saying that the aviation industry has forgotten how to… Read More

Boeing claims 737MAX better than each NEO

Here is a very clever photo shop of the Boeing MAX colors. Here is an expanded version of a story we did for Commercial Aviation Online: Boeing launched its 737 re-engined airplane Tuesday, calling it the MAX (for… Read More

Replacing 757s; Bombardier’s Scott and Delta; pricing engines

AirInsight, in a burst of prolific writing, posted three pieces of note today: An analysis of the cost of operating and maintaining Boeing 757s and why there is a move to replace this versatile aircraft; Thoughts on the… Read More

Odds and Ends: Delta’s small jet deferral and other things

Delta Air Lines deferred the highly anticipated order for the 100-150 seat airplane due to worries about taking on too much debt in the current economic environment. Multiple sources say Bombardier’s CSeries had been favored over the Embraer… Read More

Delta to order 737-900s, small airplane order deferred

Bloomberg News just tweeted Delta Air Lines is to order 100 Boeing 737-900s. WE have three sources saying the same, though without the number. Boeing won the deal over the Airbus A320/320neo due to earlier delivery positions and… Read More

Embraer ponders new, 2,000nm airplane

    Embraer is pondering a new, 2,000nm airplane in the 130-150 seat class. Here is the Flight Global story. The interesting thing about this is that Bank of America’s Ronald Epstein characterizes the CSeries as having too… Read More