Articles tagged “airbus”

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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.

2 months 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.

2 months ago

Business Is Booming for Airbus and Boeing at This Week’s Major Airshow

Business Is Booming for Airbus and Boeing at This Week’s Major Airshow

Julie Johnsson and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

It is a good time to be a manufacturer of commercial airplanes. How long will it last until some airlines realize they've ordered far too many planes?

2 months ago

Airbus and Boeing Agree That Neither Will Benefit From Trade War

Airbus and Boeing Agree That Neither Will Benefit From Trade War

Guy Johnson, Bloomberg

Airbus and Boeing were already facing backlogs before the worry of a trade war emerged. If the White House doesn't back down, airlines will likely hit more delays that will put a damper on growth and an improvement to the in-flight experience.

2 months ago

JetBlue Founder Closes In on Aircraft Order for New Airline

JetBlue Founder Closes In on Aircraft Order for New Airline

Christopher Jasper and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Neeleman has a pretty stellar record when it comes to airlines so we should expect whatever he turns his hand at to make an impact. A sizeable aircraft order would be a decent statement of intent.

2 months ago

AirAsia Close to Striking $23 Billion Deal to Buy Airbus Jets

AirAsia Close to Striking $23 Billion Deal to Buy Airbus Jets

Benjamin Katz and Anand Krishnamoorthy, Bloomberg

Malaysian airline AirAsia is serious about building a pan-Asian, low-budget airline. Its orders with Airbus, if the contracts get signed, will be a huge step in that direction. But don't underestimate the Gulf carriers in that market.

2 months ago

JetBlue Likely Got a Major Discount From Airbus on New Batch of Planes

JetBlue Likely Got a Major Discount From Airbus on New Batch of Planes

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

JetBlue may have landed a great deal on its new jets, but that could be a mixed blessing for Airbus as the plane manufacturer struggles to amass orders for the A220 while making it profitable.

2 months ago

India’s Vistara Orders New Airbus and Boeing Jets as It Plans Longer Flights

India’s Vistara Orders New Airbus and Boeing Jets as It Plans Longer Flights

Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

These are boom times for Airbus and Boeing. Remember them. At some point, a recession will come, and some of these airlines will scramble to get rid of jets. But, hey, might as well place big orders while business is strong.

2 months ago

JetBlue Strikes $5.4 Billion Deal to Buy Smaller Airbus Jets

JetBlue Strikes $5.4 Billion Deal to Buy Smaller Airbus Jets

Christopher Jasper and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

We would be more excited if JetBlue Airways bought dozens of aircraft like the Airbus A321LR, which would let the carrier fly to Europe routinely.

2 months ago

Boeing to Take Over Embraer’s $4.75 Billion Commercial Jet Business

Boeing to Take Over Embraer’s $4.75 Billion Commercial Jet Business

Julie Johnsson and Fabiola Moura, Bloomberg

Boeing had already worked closely with Brazil’s Embraer, a specialist in passenger jets. But a takeover of Embraer's commercial business will save the U.S. plane manufacturer money. The move comes just after Boeing's rival Airbus closed a deal with Embraer rival Bombardier to take over its C Series jet.

3 months ago

JetBlue Eyes Europe and Airbus’ New Jet With Longer Range

JetBlue Eyes Europe and Airbus’ New Jet With Longer Range

Brian Sumers, Skift

U.S. airlines can reach some Western European airports profitably with narrow-body aircraft. But even the best narrow-body aircraft have some range issues. If it wants to fly to Europe, JetBlue will need to decide whether it can do so with the A321LR, or whether it should wait for a longer-range aircraft.

3 months ago

Airbus Fails to Keep Production Pace for Its Hottest Selling Plane

Airbus Fails to Keep Production Pace for Its Hottest Selling Plane

Benjamin Katz and Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

If reports are true, Airbus will deliver 30 to 40 fewer of its A320neo narrow-body jets than expected. The blame will likely fall to problems in the Pratt engines that power the jets.

3 months ago