Articles tagged “airbus”

Airbus Profit Grows as It Boosts Deliveries of Boeing Max Jet Rival

Airbus Profit Grows as It Boosts Deliveries of Boeing Max Jet Rival

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

While Boeing undergoes its own struggles, Airbus is ploughing ahead and with a backlog of jets to work through, things look good for at least the next couple of years.

2 weeks ago

Air France Will Retire Its Airbus Superjumbos Within 3 Years

Air France Will Retire Its Airbus Superjumbos Within 3 Years

Ania Nussbaum, Bloomberg

Airbus builds its A380s in Toulouse, France. How could the French national airline not buy them? But the giant airplane was never a great fit for the airline's route network. Plus, its cabins were outdated from almost the beginning. By 2022, Air France's fleet should better match its strategy.

3 weeks ago

Air France-KLM Set to Announce a Large Airbus Order

Air France-KLM Set to Announce a Large Airbus Order

Robert Williams , Bloomberg

After a disappointing end to its A380 program, Airbus needs a winner. It looks like the leaner A220 might be it.

3 weeks ago

Philippine Airline Cebu Plans to Pack the Most Flyers Per Plane Ever

Philippine Airline Cebu Plans to Pack the Most Flyers Per Plane Ever

Angus Whitley and Sybilla Gross, Bloomberg

Cebu wants to cram 460 passengers into a plane that Airbus says would comfortably fit 300. If that plan becomes a reality, expect us to be avoiding those flights.

3 weeks ago

JetBlue Blames Airbus Jet Delays for Slowing Its Growth

JetBlue Blames Airbus Jet Delays for Slowing Its Growth

Brian Sumers, Skift

Yes, it would be great if everything worked out as planned. But that's not how business works. JetBlue is going to be short aircraft for a while, and it'll have to deal with it. At least it's not a Boeing 737 Max operator.

4 weeks ago

British Airways Parent’s Boeing 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

British Airways Parent’s Boeing 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

When British Airways parent company IAG announced the order of Boeing 737 Maxes at the Paris Air Show last month, many saw it as a decision motivated by cost and fleet diversification. It turns out, CEO Willie Walsh was unimpressed with Airbus, too.

1 month ago

Aviation Executives Conclude Paris Air Show With Cautious Optimism

Aviation Executives Conclude Paris Air Show With Cautious Optimism

Brooke Sutherland, Bloomberg

Growth is likely slowing in the commercial aviation market, but when all was said and done at the Paris Air Show this week, the outlook was measuredly positive. A material vote of confidence in the Boeing 737 Max by International Air Group CEO Willie Walsh certainly threw a curveball at Airbus.

2 months ago

JetBlue Can Now Expand Europe Long-Haul Strategy With Airbus XLR Order

JetBlue Can Now Expand Europe Long-Haul Strategy With Airbus XLR Order

Brian Sumers, Skift

By ordering Airbus' longest-range narrowbody jet, JetBlue showed it's serious about international expansion. The jet it ordered earlier in the year has enough range to fly to London, so the airline probably intends to fly farther into Europe.

2 months ago

American Air Orders 50 New Airbus Long-Range Jets to Replace Aging Boeing Fleet

American Air Orders 50 New Airbus Long-Range Jets to Replace Aging Boeing Fleet

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

American Airlines needs a replacement for its Boeing 757s flying longer routes, and while Boeing eventually may make something, nothing appears imminent as it prioritizes 737 Max damage control. So American went with Airbus. This will limit room for Boeing’s expected push into midrange aircraft.

2 months ago

Airbus Announces the Longer-Range A321, Puts Boeing on Notice

Airbus Announces the Longer-Range A321, Puts Boeing on Notice

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

A new longer-range version of the single-aisle workhorse plane is a great move for Airbus — and it's a competitive threat for Boeing, which is still dealing with the aftermath of the Boeing 737 Max crisis.

2 months ago

Uncertainty Looms Over Boeing and Airbus Ahead of Paris Air Show

Uncertainty Looms Over Boeing and Airbus Ahead of Paris Air Show

David Koenig, Associated Press

Over the past decade, global airlines have committed to a lot of airplanes. Perhaps too many. Is it possible the bubble might burst soon?

2 months ago

Boeing’s Formula to Compete With Airbus After 737 Max Disaster

Boeing’s Formula to Compete With Airbus After 737 Max Disaster

Julie Johnsson and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Developing an all-new jet takes a decade and costs a fortune. And no one knows what the market will be for planes in the future. Understandably, Boeing is moving slowly. But if the company wants to keep its standing relative to Airbus, it should probably make some new technology airplanes.

2 months ago