Odds and Ends: MAX prices, Albaugh on MAX, BBD on CSeries

737 MAX: Boeing has ann0unced the prices for the MAX and Reuters has this story comparing the competition with NEO: Airplane Families 2011 $ in Millions Average 737 Family 737-600 59.4 737-700 70.9 737-800 84.4 737-900ER 89.6 737… Read More

Southwest places firm order for MAX

Southwest Airlines became the first customer to place a firm order for 737 MAX. The press release is here. First delivery is 2017. Southwest had been urging Boeing to proceed with the re-engine for two years, only to… Read More

FedEx, Southwest near Boeing deals: Bloomberg and WSJ

While we are waiting for the IAM vote tonight, it looks like two more big wins for Boeing. Bloomberg reports FedEx is about to order 30 767-300ER freighters. The Wall Street Journal reports Southwest Airlines is about to… Read More

Obama proposes $100 per flight fee and Southwest Airlines objects

No kidding. This article speaks for itself. This is one of the dumbest things to come out of the Administration yet. The airlines are already over-taxed, more so than so-called “sin taxes” levied on tobacco and alcohol. The… Read More

It’s official: 737NE launched

Here is Flight Global’s story with a couple of artist renderings of the airplane. Boeing made it official this morning: launch of the 737NE (New Engine) has been approved, bypassing the Authority to Offer. Boeing said it has… Read More

American is the launch customer for 737RE–but not the launch operator

American Airlines is the launch customer for the Boeing 737 re-engine, but it’s not the launch operator. As American’s 10Q SEC filing revealed the day the order was announced, AA won’t take delivery of the first 737RE until… Read More

Countdown to 737RE or NSA: Odds now favor Re-engine

It’s been a slow but steady shift in Boeing’s thinking that became evident during the pre-Paris Air Show briefings: Boeing is warming to the idea of re-engining the 737. According to sources with direct knowledge of the situation,… Read More

US airlines ready orders

There has been a rash of articles this week breathlessly focusing on US carriers and the prospect they will order airplanes this year. This is no revelation, nor is the prospect that Boeing customers might line up and… Read More

Southwest fatigue failure likely to have little effect on 737 values

Here’s an article on values we did for Commercial Aviation Online: Date: 11/04/2011 08:04 Source: Commercial Aviation Online Location: Seattle By: Scott Hamilton The in-flight fuselage rupture caused by metal fatigue is, in the end, likely to have… Read More

FAA 737 inspection AD covers 175 jets

Note: Dominic Gates of The Seattle Times has a particularly thorough piece looking at this incident. The Wall Street Journal also has a good story on the topic. The New York Times has this story. Update, April 5:… Read More