Articles tagged “aircraft”

Airbus Profit Grows as It Boosts Deliveries of Boeing Max Jet Rival

Airbus Profit Grows as It Boosts Deliveries of Boeing Max Jet Rival

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

While Boeing undergoes its own struggles, Airbus is ploughing ahead and with a backlog of jets to work through, things look good for at least the next couple of years.

3 weeks ago

Boeing Safety Certification Under Scrutiny by Congress

Boeing Safety Certification Under Scrutiny by Congress

Ryan Beene and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Since the Ethiopian crash, Boeing has come under increasing examination over the aircraft involved. U.S. lawmakers will want to get to the bottom of what happened during the certification process.

5 months ago

Airbus May Simplify Power Structure With Incoming CEO

Airbus May Simplify Power Structure With Incoming CEO

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Incoming Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury is preparing for the transition, and will hopefully help the company deliver its aircraft on time.

9 months ago

American Airlines Pushes for Logo to Receive Copyright Protection

American Airlines Pushes for Logo to Receive Copyright Protection

Tom Korosec, Bloomberg

American Airlines may get another shot at copyright protection for its new logo — an understandable desire, given how much work goes into a redesign.

9 months ago

Boeing Faces a Severe Slowdown in Jetliner Deliveries

Boeing Faces a Severe Slowdown in Jetliner Deliveries

Julie Johnsson and Eliza Haverstock, Bloomberg

Deliveries of Boeing's popular 737 narrowbody faltered in July as the airplane manufacturer had difficulty sourcing parts from its suppliers. The simmering trade war may make such delays worse, but for now, the problem is just surprisingly high demand.

1 year 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.

1 year ago

U.S. Intends to Loosen Rules for Supersonic Jet Travel

U.S. Intends to Loosen Rules for Supersonic Jet Travel

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Boom! Supersonic flights just got one step closer to becoming a reality again, thanks to news that U.S. regulations about them are coming up for review with an intent to loosen them.

1 year ago

The Airline Industry Desperately Needs More Pilots

The Airline Industry Desperately Needs More Pilots

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Airlines really need to step up their training programs if they are to avert the looming crisis.

2 years ago

Airbus Triggers Shakeup as CEO Plans to Leave in 2019

Airbus Triggers Shakeup as CEO Plans to Leave in 2019

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

New faces at the top of Airbus may help it navigate some corruption scandals relating to suspect procurement practices. But CEO Tom Enders must make the most of his last 18 months to ensure a smooth handover of power.

2 years ago

Supersonic or Even Hypersonic Flights Could Be Aviation’s Next Frontier

Supersonic or Even Hypersonic Flights Could Be Aviation’s Next Frontier

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

It's fun to think about what the future might look like. And we could some day fly hypersonic. But just remember: There's been little innovation in the airline industry since the 1960s. Things move slowly in the commericial aviation world.

2 years ago

Malaysia Air Mulls New Aircraft Orders to Refresh a Tattered Brand

Malaysia Air Mulls New Aircraft Orders to Refresh a Tattered Brand

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Malaysia Airlines is mulling its options, including purchasing A330neos or Boeing 787 Dreamliners, or choosing to operate used aircraft, as the airline shows signs of recovering from its twin disasters of 2014.

2 years ago

Why Armrest Innovation Is the New Passenger Experience Battleground

Why Armrest Innovation Is the New Passenger Experience Battleground

Stephanie Taylor, Skift

With the seat pitch in economy class getting smaller, designers are being forced to innovate using minimal surface area – perhaps that’s why the humble armrest is receiving so much attention.

2 years ago