Articles tagged “airbus”

Boeing Will Deliver Some New Narrowbody Jets Late Because of Supplier Issues

Boeing Will Deliver Some New Narrowbody Jets Late Because of Supplier Issues

Julie Johnsson, Bloomberg

Boeing and Airbus are producing more of their popular narrow-body jets than ever. Unfortunately, some suppliers can't keep up, and that's causing delays.

1 week ago

Uganda’s New National Airline Could Launch an Initial Public Offering

Uganda’s New National Airline Could Launch an Initial Public Offering

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Launching an airline is awfully difficult, even under ideal circumstances. At least Uganda Airlines is ready to learn from past mistakes.

1 week ago

World’s Biggest Passenger Aircraft Begins Its New Life as a Charter Airliner

World’s Biggest Passenger Aircraft Begins Its New Life as a Charter Airliner

Benjamin Katz and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

It's not unusual for an established airliner to go on to a second career as a charter aircraft. But it's rare that a charter company like Hi-Fly to get an aircraft so new. That's what happens when an aircraft falls out of favor in the industry. Only a few major airlines see much of a future for the superjumbo.

2 weeks ago

Uganda to Borrow From Overseas to Revive National Airline

Uganda to Borrow From Overseas to Revive National Airline

Fred Ojambo, Bloomberg

Maintaining a national carrier has already proven too difficult in some parts of Africa. Hopefully Ugandan Airlines can learn from the success of competitors like Ethiopian Airlines.

4 weeks ago

Superjumbo Jets Could Get New Lives After Major Airlines Retire Them

Superjumbo Jets Could Get New Lives After Major Airlines Retire Them

Ania Nussbaum and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

The Airbus A380 isn't the most efficient aircraft, and major airlines usually only make money with it flying between the biggest cities. But carriers with different models can improve the jet's economics by packing on seats, so it makes sense some operators would want used A380s, if they can get them cheaply.

4 weeks ago

Nigeria Reveals Plans for a New National Airline

Nigeria Reveals Plans for a New National Airline

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Nigeria Air could easily end up like South African Airways, chronically hemorrhaging money, but hopefully more like Ethiopian Airlines, a dominant force on the continent.

4 weeks ago

United Airlines Doesn’t Want to Fly Too Many Types of Aircraft

United Airlines Doesn’t Want to Fly Too Many Types of Aircraft

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

If United is so concerned about fleet complexity, look for it and its regional partners to fly a fleet of mostly Boeing and Embraer aircraft long-term. That'll be fine for passengers, who rarely care who manufactures aircraft they fly.

1 month ago

Airbus Condemns UK’s Crumbling Brexit Plan

Airbus Condemns UK’s Crumbling Brexit Plan

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Airbus, like other global businesses with operations in the UK, is at wit's end about the fine print and uncertainty about Britain's Brexit plan. Airbus is ramping up pressure on the UK government with the company's latest comments.

1 month ago

Asian Airlines Don’t Want President Trump To Know What Planes They’ve Ordered

Asian Airlines Don’t Want President Trump To Know What Planes They’ve Ordered

Julie Johnsson and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

This is crazy. According to Airbus, some Asian airlines don't want to publicly divulge their aircraft orders for fear of angering the Tweeter-in-Chief. What a mess.

1 month ago

Boeing Predicts Budget Carriers Will Buy More Short-Haul Jets and Boost Its Profits

Boeing Predicts Budget Carriers Will Buy More Short-Haul Jets and Boost Its Profits

Julie Johnsson, Bloomberg

Boeing's market forecast is remarkably bullish. That's fine, but remember the forecast doesn't take into account all the stuff that could go wrong. We might see higher fuel prices, geopolitical unrest, or trade wars in the coming years. It is absolutely a best-case scenario.

1 month ago

Boeing May Shift Its Profit Mix From Selling to Servicing Planes

Boeing May Shift Its Profit Mix From Selling to Servicing Planes

Julie Johnsson, Bloomberg

Many automakers today make most of their profit on selling warranties for maintenance and service, rather than on selling the vehicles themselves. Boeing is considering a move to a similar model for its airplane sales. This move may become possible thanks to a more sophisticated use of data for predicting which parts will fail.

1 month ago

JetBlue’s Founder Confirms He’ll Start a U.S. Airline With New Airbus Jets

JetBlue’s Founder Confirms He’ll Start a U.S. Airline With New Airbus Jets

Brian Sumers, Skift

So much can happen between now and 2021. David Neeleman's new airline may never get off the ground. But let's hope for the best. The U.S. airline industry could use its first new entrant since 2007 to stir up competition.

1 month ago