Articles tagged “airbus”

What Will the Airline Cabin of the Future Look Like?

It's good to know Airbus takes passenger experience seriously, but let's be honest: Most airlines want to squeeze as much revenue as they can from each seat, while remaining roughly competitive with other carriers.

1 week ago

Boeing 737s Rarely Fly Trans-Atlantic — But That’s About to Change

Keep in mind the Boeing 737 and Airbus A321 essentially will be niche aircraft for trans-Atlantic flights. Neither has the range to fly much beyond the shortest long-haul routes.

1 month ago

Qatar Airways’ Rocky Relationship With Airbus May Impact Large Aircraft Order

Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker doesn't mince words and he may sting Airbus, after being exasperated with delivery delays, by switching at least part of a pending, big aircraft order to Boeing. In a highly competitive airline market, Qatar wants to get its fleet younger.

2 months ago

Airbus Is Being Investigated by UK Fraud Authorities

A criminal investigation is likely to dent Airbus's reputation and hand an advantage to U.S. rival Boeing.

2 months ago

Qantas Has Eight More A380s On Order, But has Little Use for Them

For any airline not called Emirates, A380s work best for the biggest cities, such as London, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Sydney and Shanghai. For most other places, they have too many seats.

3 months ago

JetBlue will Add New Jets, While Eyeing Transatlantic routes

There's a big difference between talking about trans-Atlantic routes and actually starting them. But it seems JetBlue is taking the prospect of Europe seriously.

3 months ago

As Global Demand Slows, Airlines Defer Widebody Jet Orders

Airlines tend to follow each other, so expect more carriers to defer orders for big jets in the near future.

3 months ago

Global Airlines Flirt with Adding Chinese and Russian-made Jets

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.

3 months ago

Jumbo Jets Facing Demise With Stretched-Out Boeing 777

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.

4 months ago

Airbus Examines Live Data Streaming to End Riddle of Lost Planes

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.

5 months ago

NASA Wants to Bring Back Supersonic Jet Travel

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.

8 months ago

Building Airplane Toilets Isn’t Cutting It Anymore for Zodiac Aerospace

Just because airlines are placing large airplane orders doesn't mean part manufacturers can necessarily keep up with demand while maintaining high quality.

8 months ago