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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.

1 month 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.

2 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.

2 months ago

Southwest Expects to Take its First Boeing 737 Max Ahead of Schedule

Southwest Expects to Take its First Boeing 737 Max Ahead of Schedule

Mary Schlangenstein , Bloomberg

The Boeing 737 Max is so ahead of schedule that Southwest isn't yet sure how soon it will be able to place its first 10 aircraft in service. For an airline, that's a good problem to have. Many planes are delivered late by manufacturers.

2 months ago

Boeing 737s Rarely Fly Trans-Atlantic — But That’s About to Change

Boeing 737s Rarely Fly Trans-Atlantic — But That’s About to Change

Richard Weiss, Andrea Rothman and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Keep in mind the Boeing 737 and Airbus A321 essentially will be niche aircraft for trans-Atlantic flights. Neither has the range to fly much beyond the shortest long-haul routes.

3 months ago

China’s Booming Middle Class Is Good News for Boeing and Airlines

China’s Booming Middle Class Is Good News for Boeing and Airlines

Yan Zhang, Bloomberg

An emerging middle class is great news not just for the manufacturer, but for airlines, hotels, destinations, and — most of all — those that emerge.

3 months ago

Qatar Airways’ Rocky Relationship With Airbus May Impact Large Aircraft Order

Qatar Airways’ Rocky Relationship With Airbus May Impact Large Aircraft Order

Deena Kamel Yousef and Mohammed Aly Sergie, Bloomberg

Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker doesn't mince words and he may sting Airbus, after being exasperated with delivery delays, by switching at least part of a pending, big aircraft order to Boeing. In a highly competitive airline market, Qatar wants to get its fleet younger.

3 months ago

The Engineer Who Created Boeing’s 747 Is Dead at 95

The Engineer Who Created Boeing’s 747 Is Dead at 95

Julie Johnsson, Bloomberg

Without Joe Sutter, the 747 as we know it would almost surely not exist. He will be missed.

3 months ago

Boeing Wants Passengers to Control Their Experience Via Smartphones

Boeing Wants Passengers to Control Their Experience Via Smartphones

Brian Sumers , Skift

Give Boeing credit for trying to innovate, but it is it really so hard to control the overhead light by pushing a button?

3 months ago

Boeing Suggests it May Not Produce the 747 Forever

Boeing Suggests it May Not Produce the 747 Forever

Brian Sumers, Skift

It's no secret that Boeing has been having a tough time selling 747s. But for how long will the company keep trying?

4 months ago

After Writedowns, Boeing Reports First Quarterly Loss Since 2009

After Writedowns, Boeing Reports First Quarterly Loss Since 2009

Julie Johnsson , Bloomberg

Despite the quarterly loss, Boeing is doing fine. But with airlines starting to slow orders for new planes, will future Boeing earnings look worse?

4 months ago

As Global Demand Slows, Airlines Defer Widebody Jet Orders

As Global Demand Slows, Airlines Defer Widebody Jet Orders

Julie Johnsson, Benjamin Katz and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Airlines tend to follow each other, so expect more carriers to defer orders for big jets in the near future.

4 months ago