Re-engine, new or do nothing?

A second aerospace analyst has weighed in with the opinion that Boeing is likely to choose a replacement for the 737 rather than a re-engine solution. Heidi Wood of Morgan Stanley published this note today, as Boeing’s investors’… Read More

Airbus Innovation Days-Day 1/2

Day 2 summary after the jump. We’re at the Airbus Innovation Days and here are some highlights: Tom Williams, EVP Programmes, believes that a re-engined A320 family will eliminate the business case for the CSeries. The concern is… Read More

Boeing leans toward new 737, not Re-Engine: analyst

Boeing is leaning toward a new airplane to replace the 737 rather than proceeding with a re-engining program, an aerospace analyst wrote in a report issued today. Richard Safran of the boutique Buckingham Research came away from Boeing… Read More

Bombardier lays foundation for Chinese CSeries order

Bombardier has positioned itself for a major CSeries order in China with the announcement on March 30 of a $3.85bn financing deal with a Chinese financial institution. CDB will provide the financing for Bombardier’s Q400 turboprop, the CRJ… Read More

Don’t assume A320, 737 RE programs

Geneva, Switzerland: Here is a report we did for Commercial Aviation Online from the Aircraft Finance and Commercial Aviation conference, followed by some additional commentary and reporting exclusive to this column concerning the prospect of re-engining the Airbus… Read More

A320, 737 Re-engine picks up steam

This story has suddenly picked up speed as both Airbus and Boeing discuss re-engine options for their single aisle airplanes. Scott Hamilton and Jon Ostrower discuss the nuances facing both firms – the engine options, the competitor moves… Read More

CSeries unites Airbus, Boeing

Airbus and Boeing are bitter rivals when it comes to government support for their respective airplane programs but they are united when it comes to the proposed funding for Bombardier’s CSeries, according to this article in The Wall… Read More

US skeptical of CSeries launch aid

There are numerous reports today that the US Trade Representative may look at the proposed launch aid for the Bombardier CSeries airplane. This one does a good recap. The CSeries is proposed to carry 110-149 passengers, which directly… Read More

Farnborough on Monday

Will GE/CFM engine launch accelerate 737/A320 single aisle replacement? Will CSeries launch be met with Boeing response? Is the air show this week about cancellations or orders? Boeing and Northrop optimistic about winning tanker recompete. This and more… Read More