Articles tagged “airbus”

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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 months 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 months 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 months 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.

4 months 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.

4 months 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.

4 months 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.

4 months 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.

4 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.

4 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?

4 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.

4 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.

4 months ago