Articles tagged “boeing”

Delta May Take On Southwest and American With New Bombardier Jet

Delta May Take On Southwest and American With New Bombardier Jet

Frederic Tomesco and Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

Delta thinks it can steal some business travelers from American and Southwest in New York and Dallas with this midsize jet, which isn't appropriate for mainline routes. A sleek Delta strategy.

6 days ago

Trump Administration Wants to Buy Jets Meant For a Defunct Russian Airline

Trump Administration Wants to Buy Jets Meant For a Defunct Russian Airline

Julie Johnsson and Tony Capaccio, Bloomberg

Besides the optics of purchasing two planes originally bound for Russia given the ongoing Russia investigation in Washington, it sounds like the deal might be too good to pass up.

2 weeks ago

Airbus Needs Emirates Airlines to Buy More of Its A380s

Airbus Needs Emirates Airlines to Buy More of Its A380s

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

The Airbus A380 is not cheaper to run than other aircraft on a per-seat basis. Fortunately, well-funded Emirates Airline sees a recovery in demand and may decide to splurge on the superjumbos anyway.

4 weeks ago

United Airlines Hits Pause on Delivery of Passenger-Friendly Airbus Jets

United Airlines Hits Pause on Delivery of Passenger-Friendly Airbus Jets

Brian Sumers, Skift

Will United Airlines ever take the 35 Airbus A350s it has on order? At one point, it had an acute need for the new long-haul aircraft. But times change, and United already has a worthy successor for its Boeing 747 fleet — the Boeing 777-300ER.

1 month ago

Designing an Airline Seat From Scratch Is Not as Easy as it Looks

Designing an Airline Seat From Scratch Is Not as Easy as it Looks

Brian Sumers, Skift

Building a coach airline seat is not like creating home furniture. Building stuff for aircraft is remarkably complicated. We got an inside look recently at the production center for an aircraft seat maker. Here's some of what we learned.

2 months ago

Airbus Sales Boss on Boeing’s Gains: ‘Every Dog Gets His Day’

Airbus Sales Boss on Boeing’s Gains: ‘Every Dog Gets His Day’

Christopher Jasper and Phil Serafino, Bloomberg

Boeing did well at the Paris Air Show. Airbus will still very much be around for the next one.

2 months ago

Boeing Is Just About Giving Up On Selling Jumbo Jets

Boeing Is Just About Giving Up On Selling Jumbo Jets

Julie Johnsson, Bloomberg

Boeing is right that its iconic 747 does not have much of a future as a passenger jet. Airbus is in slightly better shape — but not by much. Airlines don't want behemoth four-engine aircraft anymore. Most want single-level, two engine planes.

2 months ago

Paris Air Show Will Put Spotlight on Airbus Versus Boeing and Drones

Paris Air Show Will Put Spotlight on Airbus Versus Boeing and Drones

John Leicester, Associated Press

The annual Paris Air Show couldn't come too soon as it gives the airline industry a chance to change the topic from high-profile customer service transgressions and IT failures to innovation from leading manufacturers and newbies.

2 months ago

Bombardier Was Prepared to Build an Especially Small Plane for United Airlines

Bombardier Was Prepared to Build an Especially Small Plane for United Airlines

Frederic Tomesco, Bloomberg

Flyers rarely hear about negotiations behind aircraft sales as manufacturers like to keep information private. But we're getting some good stuff about Bombardier's tactics because of a case Boeing bought before the U.S. International Trade Commission.

3 months ago

Boeing Has High Hopes for Profits After Delivering Its First 737 Max

Boeing Has High Hopes for Profits After Delivering Its First 737 Max

Julie Johnsson, Bloomberg

The Boeing 737 Max doesn't have the snazziest and newest technology like the Boeing 787. But most insiders expect the upgraded aircraft to be a cash-cow for the manufacturer — and that's good for investors, if not passengers.

3 months ago

WestJet Was Once Canada’s Southwest Clone But It Now Has Larger Global Ambitions

WestJet Was Once Canada’s Southwest Clone But It Now Has Larger Global Ambitions

Frederic Tomesco and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Industry insiders have long compared Canada's WestJet to Southwest Airlines, since both low-cost airlines started with all-Boeing 737 fleets. But that comparison is no longer apt. With WestJet adding up to 20 Boeing 787s, it clearly has much bigger (and more global) ambitions.

4 months ago

Boeing and JetBlue will Help Fund a Startup’s Electric Airplane

Boeing and JetBlue will Help Fund a Startup’s Electric Airplane

Mary Schlangenstein and Julie Johnsson , Bloomberg

We're all for forward-thinking, environmentally conscious manufacturers and airlines. But do we think this thing will ever fly for any airline?

5 months ago