Qatar’s CEO on A350, CSeries

Qatar Airways was the launch customer of the Airbus A350-1000, for which Airbus has now moved entry-into-service back from 2015 to 2017 in order to provide for a higher-thrust engine design from Rolls-Royce, increased payload and increased range…. Read More

Odds and Ends of the Paris Air Show, Day 1

Odds and Ends of the Paris Air Show, Day 1 The Air Show began with heavy downpour that delayed traffic and buses, but fortunately not us since we didn’t stay in the City—but rather just 5km up the… Read More

Odds and ends on the final pre-Air Show day

 Odds and Ends from the Paris Air Show While an order or two are expected to come from Qatar Airways’ mercurial CEO Akbar Al-Baker, the buzz here already is that U-Turn Al may yet again live up to… Read More

Boeing 737 re-engine studies very much alive

Boeing officials like to downplay the prospect of re-engining the venerable 737, but studies are very much alive as the company tries to figure out what the market wants and how to respond to the Airbus A320neo. Boeing… Read More

Pre-Paris Air Show discussion and AirInsight preview

AinInsight will host a live pre-Paris Air Show discussion Friday, with guest Richard Aboulafia of the Teal Group. Sign up to participate here. Also look for AirInsight’s Paris Air Show preview next week. We historically have done air… Read More

Tariffs won’t be assessed in WTO Airbus, Boeing cases

The decision is in on the appeal of the WTO panel decision in the Airbus and pending on the WTO’s panel findings on Boeing. The “what’s next” is dispute resolution and, failing this, the prospect of imposing tariffs… Read More

Odds and Ends: Three drivers for Bombardier; PW GTF gains momentum

1. JP Morgan looks at Bombardier Aerospace analyst Joe Nadol has an interesting take on Bombardier and the next 12 months. Nadol begins with, “We believe Bombardier may be better positioned now than at any time in the… Read More

Reports from ISTAT

We were at the ISTAT conference Monday and Tuesday, where 1,250 industry officials attended. We wrote several stories for Commercial Aviation Online. These are below:

2011 Outlook for Aerospace

Note: this is unusually long, 11 pages when printed. The new year is here and it is time for our annual look-ahead for the big OEMs. On a macro level, 2011 should be a good year. Airline passenger… Read More

737NG vs A320neo: an interesting chess game

Update, Dec. 13: FlightGlobal has this interview with Ryanair and its critique of the NEO. Original Post: The (London) Financial Times has this interview with Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Jim Albaugh in which he says there is no… Read More