The Boeing 787 arrived today at the Farnborough Air Show, a day before the event actually begins. The plane, #3–the so-called “interior airplane” equipped with an interior that is more suitable for testing operations than representative of the… Read More


We’re at the Farnborough Air Show and on Saturday attended the day-long EADS media briefings. We filed reports exclusively for KIRO TV (CBS) in Seattle. These stories are: Airbus predicts 130+ orders at the air show; Leahy says… Read More

Thursday’s Farnborough impressions

Airbus had its press briefing, rescheduled from Monday, much to the puzzlement and speculation of observers and rivals (or, perhaps, that should be in the singular). The speculation was rife: Airbus’ super-salesman John Leahy had a big order… Read More

Tuesday’s Farnborough impressions

It’s a quiet show; few orders. One of the biggest, from Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE), signed a contract with Airbus for 100 planes was merely confirming the order announced last November at the Dubai Air Show. Now these… Read More