Articles tagged “boeing”

Big Jets Fall Out of Favor as United Plans Early Retirement for 747s

Big Jets Fall Out of Favor as United Plans Early Retirement for 747s

Brian Sumers, Skift

The Airbus A380 and Boeing 747 are probably the two most iconic jets in the sky. But both have four engines, and burn a lot of fuel, so many airlines are wary of them.

4 days ago

Airbus Keeps Its Slight Edge Over Boeing in Aircraft Orders

Airbus Keeps Its Slight Edge Over Boeing in Aircraft Orders

Benjamin Katz , Bloomberg

It's a good thing Boeing and Airbus have such a large backlog, because it's likely both manufacturers will see more order cancellations and deferrals in the coming years. Many airlines probably committed to adding more planes than they need.

5 days ago

Column: Boeing Likely Can Withstand a U.S.-China Trade War

Column: Boeing Likely Can Withstand a U.S.-China Trade War

David Fickling, Bloomberg

Yes, it's true that Boeing will probably be OK no matter what the Trump Administration does. But the company would probably much prefer that U.S. and China maintain friendlier relations.

1 week ago

As Cycle Ebbs, Airlines Need Fewer Jets from Airbus and Boeing

As Cycle Ebbs, Airlines Need Fewer Jets from Airbus and Boeing

Julie Johnsson, Bloomberg

Airlines placed massive orders over the past decade from Boeing and Airbus. Many carriers committed to buying planes they did not need. Now, Boeing and Airbus are finally starting to feel the pinch. But don't worry too much for the manufacturers. They still have plenty of firm orders to fill.

2 weeks ago

Delta Doesn’t Want the Dreamliners Northwest Ordered Before It Bought the Airline

Delta Doesn’t Want the Dreamliners Northwest Ordered Before It Bought the Airline

Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

Of course Boeing would have liked to keep those orders, but it likes its relationship with Delta even more.

3 weeks ago

Iran Air Closes $16.6 Billion Deal With Boeing for 80 Planes

Iran Air Closes $16.6 Billion Deal With Boeing for 80 Planes

Nasser Karimi and Adam Schreck, Associated Press

Good news for Boeing and Iran's passengers. But we won't be surprised if this becomes a political issue.

1 month ago

Qantas Will Fly the World’s First Non-Stop Australia to London Flight

Qantas Will Fly the World’s First Non-Stop Australia to London Flight

Angus Whitley, Bloomberg

New technology, new planes are transforming the passenger experience. Still, 17 hours in coach cannot possibly be fun.

1 month ago

Boeing Set to Introduce Newest Dreamliner in Wake of Trump’s Criticisms

Boeing Set to Introduce Newest Dreamliner in Wake of Trump’s Criticisms

Julie Johnsson, Bloomberg

As Boeing gets ready to roll out its newest Dreamliner, the demand for new long-range jets is slacking a bit. To top it all off, Boeing officials are worried about President-Elect Trump's Air Force One tirade and a potential trade war with China. We don't think they will be talking about the latter issue much, though.

1 month ago

Boeing Says China Must Hire More Than 100,000 Pilots Over Next 20 Years

Boeing Says China Must Hire More Than 100,000 Pilots Over Next 20 Years

Angus Whitley , Bloomberg

There is a pilot shortage -- in China, at least, but that will likely impact pilot hiring by airlines around the world. The shortage over the long term could have a ripple effect down to regional airlines, too.

1 month ago

Can a Chinese Manufacturer Challenge Airbus and Boeing?

Can a Chinese Manufacturer Challenge Airbus and Boeing?

Dong Lyu, Bloomberg

Three decades ago, few analysts thought Airbus could challenge Boeing, and now the two manufacturers essentially have a duopoly, so it's probably best not to sell COMAC short. But the company has a lot to accomplish before it will match its larger competitors.

3 months ago

Qatar Airways Places Major Order with Boeing

Qatar Airways Places Major Order with Boeing

Brian Sumers , Skift

This is not the biggest aircraft order of all time, but you have to give Qatar Airways credit for the stagecraft. The Washington political class hasn't exactly been a great friend to the airline, but the carrier nonetheless made the announcement inside the Beltway. It even included a senior State Department official.

3 months ago

Boeing CEO Vows to Be a Leader in Space Tourism

Boeing CEO Vows to Be a Leader in Space Tourism

Julie Johnsson, Bloomberg

OK, we'll probably get driverless cars before there's space tourism, which is the talk of the town and seemingly not too far-fetched. Boeing aims to be a player when space tourism indeed happens and there is no reason to believe that it won't be.

3 months ago