Articles tagged “boeing”

Korean Air May Make A Big Widebody Jet Order to Grow Fleet

Korean Air May Make A Big Widebody Jet Order to Grow Fleet

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Korean Air flies the most modern of narrowbody jets — the Airbus A220 — but some of its widebody airplanes are getting older. It's probably time for replacement.

2 days ago

Boeing Risks Becoming a Casualty in the U.S.-China Trade War

Boeing Risks Becoming a Casualty in the U.S.-China Trade War

Bloomberg

Boeing has sought to avoid becoming caught in the trade fight between the U.S. and China, but Xiamen Airlines is in early-stage talks with Airbus, sources say. That doesn't bode well for Boeing.

2 days ago

Airbus May Race Boeing to Build Long-Range Narrow-Body Jets

Airbus May Race Boeing to Build Long-Range Narrow-Body Jets

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Airbus hinted that a longer-range version of its newest narrow-body jet, the A321 XLR, could be available by 2023. That would likely beat to market Boeing’s comparable but all-new 797. It's remarkable that the airplane manufacturer duopoly can maintain such fierce competition.

1 week ago

Southwest Airlines Will Take Only Boeing’s Newest Model Jets From Now On

Southwest Airlines Will Take Only Boeing’s Newest Model Jets From Now On

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Southwest is growing up. Two decades ago, when it received its first Boeing 737NG, it was a true discount airline, and its aircraft had a barebones look. Southwest's new Boeing 737 Max jets are upscale. The only thing that's missing is first class.

3 weeks ago

Boeing and Airbus Struggle to Deliver New Planes Because of Engine Issues

Boeing and Airbus Struggle to Deliver New Planes Because of Engine Issues

Julie Johnsson, Mary Schlangenstein and Noah Buhayar, Bloomberg

Here's yet another problem with engines that Airbus and Boeing face. The world's airlines can't be happy with these production delays.

1 month ago

Boeing Will Deliver Some New Narrowbody Jets Late Because of Supplier Issues

Boeing Will Deliver Some New Narrowbody Jets Late Because of Supplier Issues

Julie Johnsson, Bloomberg

Boeing and Airbus are producing more of their popular narrow-body jets than ever. Unfortunately, some suppliers can't keep up, and that's causing delays.

2 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.

3 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.

3 months ago

Boeing’s New Business Unit Chases Future Air Travel Technologies

Boeing’s New Business Unit Chases Future Air Travel Technologies

Julie Johnsson, Bloomberg

The movie Blade Runner 2049 includes only a few flying cars. Does their absence reflect problems? Questions of safety and price are also relevant to Boeing's new business unit Next as it develops flying cars in concert with outside vendors.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 months ago