Articles tagged “airbus”

Why Airbus Lost Its Super Jumbo Deal With Emirates

Why Airbus Lost Its Super Jumbo Deal With Emirates

Benedikt Kammel and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Airbus's setback with Emirates makes for compelling gossip. But it shouldn't overshadow the manufacturer having secured a $50 billion deal last week for 430 single-aisle aircraft. 

4 days ago

Airbus Beats Boeing With $50 Billion Deal in Latest Aircraft Order Battle

Airbus Beats Boeing With $50 Billion Deal in Latest Aircraft Order Battle

Julie Johnsson, Benjamin Katz and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

With no other real challengers, the big two aircraft manufacturers have really been slugging it out between themselves for the past few years. And while Airbus's megadeal isn't a knockout punch it at least gives it bragging rights over Boeing in the short term.

1 week ago

Airbus Plans To Make Bombardier’s New Aircraft a ‘Made in America’ Jet

Airbus Plans To Make Bombardier’s New Aircraft a ‘Made in America’ Jet

Frederic Tomesco, Bloomberg

Airbus estimates it'll cost "a few hundred million dollars" to construct another Alabama assembly line to build C Series jets. But that's relatively minor compared to how much revenue it can generate by selling the modern aircraft to U.S. airlines. Plus, it might steal share from its archival, Boeing.

1 month ago

Bombardier Pivots From Jetliners to Luxury Planes and Trains

Bombardier Pivots From Jetliners to Luxury Planes and Trains

Frederic Tomesco, Bloomberg

Bombardier is smart to endure the short-term pain of shifting from commercial aircraft to building private jets and trains because those products may have greater long-term demand.

1 month ago

Airbus-Bombardier Deal Could Challenge Chinese Plans to Be a Power in Aircraft Sales

Airbus-Bombardier Deal Could Challenge Chinese Plans to Be a Power in Aircraft Sales

Kyunghee Park and Dong Lyu, Bloomberg

Chinese aircraft ambitions will certainly be tested by Airbus, but Comac also must decide whether China's domestic or international market is more important in the long term.

1 month ago

Airbus Will Take Control of Bombardier’s New Passenger-Friendly Jet

Airbus Will Take Control of Bombardier’s New Passenger-Friendly Jet

Brendan Case, Bloomberg

Owned by Bombardier, the C Series seemed doomed. We've heard it's an impressive machine, with great fuel economy, but it was having trouble breaking into the market. And Boeing's trade case against Bombardier hasn't helped. Airbus should be able to revive the aircraft, one of the more comfortable in the sky.

1 month ago

Boeing and Airbus Still Expect to Sell Hundreds of Planes to Iran’s Airlines

Boeing and Airbus Still Expect to Sell Hundreds of Planes to Iran’s Airlines

David Koenig, Associated Press

These deals may not mean much to Boeing or Airbus, which have large backlogs. But Iran's airlines definitely need new planes to replace their aging fleets.

1 month ago

Air Asia X Is Exploring Larger Planes for Longer Routes

Air Asia X Is Exploring Larger Planes for Longer Routes

Christopher Jasper and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Discount airlines make decisions based on cost, not passenger comfort. But if Air Asia X chooses the A350 or Boeing 787 over the A330, passengers may win. Even in the densest configurations, passengers tend to prefer the A350 and 787. They have better air quality and are quieter than most other jets.

1 month ago

United Complains Airbus Won’t Give It Competitive Prices

United Complains Airbus Won’t Give It Competitive Prices

Brian Sumers, Skift

We like United President Scott Kirby because he says what's on his mind. But something doesn't add up here. Is this the real reason United hasn't placed a new order for the A320 family of jets?

2 months ago

China Aviation Could Disrupt the Boeing-Airbus Duopoly

China Aviation Could Disrupt the Boeing-Airbus Duopoly

Adam Minter, Bloomberg

At the least, the new Chinese aircraft and successors could force Boeing and Airbus to make some pricing concessions, and that wouldn't be a bad thing. Competition is good, and the emergence of a new player is even better.

2 months ago

American Airlines Is Not Sure It Still Wants the Latest Airbus Widebody Jets

American Airlines Is Not Sure It Still Wants the Latest Airbus Widebody Jets

Benjamin Katz and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

We've heard the A350 is an impressive machine — both for fuel burn and passenger comfort. But U.S. airlines don't seem to want it in huge numbers. American, Delta and United have all deferred some orders recently. The good news for Airbus? Delta has at least started to take some deliveries.

2 months ago

Emirates Is Not Ready to Commit to More Airbus Super Jumbos

Emirates Is Not Ready to Commit to More Airbus Super Jumbos

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Emirates doesn't want to be stuck with low-value planes but it's also seeing an uptick in demand and may have less wiggle room to keep stalling its Airbus order.

3 months ago