A350 EIS delayed from 2H2013 to 1H2014

EADS announced today (Thursday in France, Wednesday night in Seattle) what many of us have been expecting for some time: the entry-into-service (EIS) of the A350-900 will slip into 2014 from late 2013. “Maturity of the A350 XWB… Read More

Odds and Ends: ARJ-21, C919, MAX, 777X

There are several stories of note today: Aviation Week: China’s turboprops exports lead the way. Aviation Week: Plan for C919 hits snags. FlightGlobal: Caution welcomed on Boeing’s 737 MAX. FlightGlobal: Emirates presses Boeing for better 777. Seattle Times:… Read More

747-8 vs A380 costs: airlines weigh in

In the ever-present back-and-forth between Boeing and Airbus about the costs of the 747-8 vs. A380, each company claims its airplane has lower costs. Boeing claims the 747-8 has double-digit lower costs, to which Airbus indignantly says Boeing–not… Read More