Airlines tend to follow each other, so expect more carriers to defer orders for big jets in the near future.
Russian and Chinese manufacturers have not yet produced airplanes that rival Boeing or Airbus in quality. But over time, because of considerable government funding, that could change.
With oil prices at relatively depressed levels, Airbus will do its best to ensure that jumbo jets hang in there but over the long term more fuel-efficient aircraft should rule the day for sustainability's sake.
Costly or not, having live streaming of flight data would certainly help with investigations but also provide airlines with much more insight about where more efficiencies can be improved.
There's certainly demand for faster coast-to-coast and intercontinental flights. But airlines and aircraft manufacturers don't seem to want to develop the technology that could make it happen.
Just because airlines are placing large airplane orders doesn't mean part manufacturers can necessarily keep up with demand while maintaining high quality.
BA is the envy of every European airline right now.
Maybe last-minute issues and a delivery delay put a damper on celebrations, but don't worry, aviation enthusiasts. There's still a party planned eventually.
Considering the cost for helicopter rides, there's no wider audience for this (trust us, we've seen the startup deadpool). But like puppy, kitten, and ice cream delivery, it does get Uber some free press.
Normal tourism relations with Cuba and Iran in the same year? It may be bad politics but it's good for progress.