Articles tagged “airbus”

Virgin Atlantic Refreshes Business Class for Newest Airbus Jets

Virgin Atlantic Refreshes Business Class for Newest Airbus Jets

Lucca de Paoli, Bloomberg

Virgin Atlantic has had a reputation for cool since the 1980s. But here's the reality: In recent years, Virgin has been a lot like most airlines. We'll see if this new cabin helps the airline get its swagger back.

2 weeks ago

Boeing to Slash 737 Production by Nearly 20 Percent

Boeing to Slash 737 Production by Nearly 20 Percent

Julie Johnsson, Bloomberg

Dennis Muilenburg said Friday once the Max returns to the skies, it will be as safe as any airplane every to fly. Big promise. Winning back trust on those words won't be easy.

2 weeks ago

Overhead Bins Stir Lots of Flyer Anxiety: Digital Tech Is Here to Help

Overhead Bins Stir Lots of Flyer Anxiety: Digital Tech Is Here to Help

Brian Sumers, Skift

Even many seasoned travelers have overhead-bin anxiety. Can Boeing and Airbus find a way to make it easier to match travelers with bin space?

2 weeks ago

Emirates: The Media Company That Happens to Fly Jets Too

Emirates: The Media Company That Happens to Fly Jets Too

Colin Nagy, Skift

When you dig into how much it invests in its in-flight entertainment, Emirates is actually a flying media company. Its investment is hugely passenger-centric, but advertisers certainly don't mind reaching a highly qualified audience.

1 month ago

Airbus May Assemble Newest Jet in China to Secure Far East Deals

Airbus May Assemble Newest Jet in China to Secure Far East Deals

Haze Fan, Dong Lyu, and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Planemaker Airbus may build A330neos at an existing factory in Tianjin. The offer to make the planes locally comes as Rolls-Royce is said to offer work at a local engine plant, too. But do the companies really believe they can protect their trade secrets if they make aircraft parts in China?

2 months ago

Airbus Aims to Streamline Power Structure With Incoming CEO

Airbus Aims to Streamline Power Structure With Incoming CEO

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

New CEO Faury is keeping talks private, but it looks like he's planning to consolidate management when he takes over in April. This is something the aerospace corporation sorely needs. Let's see how much progress Faury can make.

2 months ago

Vietnam Airlines Considers Buying Long-Range Jets for New California Flights

Vietnam Airlines Considers Buying Long-Range Jets for New California Flights

John Boudreau and Nguyen Dieu Tu Uyen, Bloomberg

The state-owned airline has quite a to-do list, including replacing an aging fleet, preparing for California service, and seeking buyers keen on a stake in it. These are big-ticket items.

2 months ago

Qantas Fuels Boeing-Airbus Rivalry for World’s Longest Flight

Qantas Fuels Boeing-Airbus Rivalry for World’s Longest Flight

Angus Whitley, Bloomberg

It's normal to pit Boeing against Airbus for the best deal, and Qantas CEO Alan Joyce is hell-bent to squeeze out every dollar to make his planned non-stop Sydney to New York and London flights profitable.

2 months ago

Look for Charter Airlines to Pick Up More Airbus Superjumbos

Look for Charter Airlines to Pick Up More Airbus Superjumbos

Richard Reiss, Bloomberg

The Airbus A380 could have a longer second career as a dense people-mover for charter airlines. They can probably add them cheaply, but like the big airlines, charter carriers will have to contend with high operating costs. Fueling those four engines is not cheap.

2 months ago

Killing the Airbus Superjumbo Was an Act of Kindness

Killing the Airbus Superjumbo Was an Act of Kindness

Chris Bryant, Bloomberg

Travelers and aviation enthusiasts will be sad about the end of the Airbus A380 program. But it's been on life support for awhile. It was time for it to go. On the bright side, some superjumbos should keep flying for a couple of decades.

2 months ago

Etihad Takes an Axe to Its Aircraft Order Book

Etihad Takes an Axe to Its Aircraft Order Book

Layan Odeh, Bloomberg

Norwegian isn't the only airline trying to scale back its ambitious expansion plans. Etihad is making its own drastic cost reductions in a bid to turn its business around.

2 months ago

Airbus to Cease Production of World’s Largest Passenger Plane

Airbus to Cease Production of World’s Largest Passenger Plane

Benedikt Kammel and Benjamin Katz , Bloomberg

The end has been in the cards for a while but Airbus is finally pulling the plug on the A380. It seems like the era of the double-decker jet is over.

2 months ago