Articles tagged “boeing”

‘Betrayed’ Lion Air Founder Prepares to Cancel Boeing Orders

‘Betrayed’ Lion Air Founder Prepares to Cancel Boeing Orders

Harry Suhartono, Bloomberg

This is an unusual move. Would Lion Air really cancel its Boeing orders? Is it permitted to do so? If so, what happens next?

1 week ago

Rolls-Royce Turns to Artificial Intelligence in Bid to Improve Airplane Engine Reliability

Rolls-Royce Turns to Artificial Intelligence in Bid to Improve Airplane Engine Reliability

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Airlines are begging engine manufacturers for more reliable technology. They hate taking a plane out of service for engine trouble. Perhaps AI will be the solution that improves reliability. Or maybe not.

1 week ago

Boeing Predicts Brexit Won’t Kill Demand For Planes

Boeing Predicts Brexit Won’t Kill Demand For Planes

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Boeing is trying to get its ducks – or planes – in a row ahead of Brexit in case the UK government doesn't do its part to secure a smart deal.

3 weeks ago

Airbus May Build Its First New Narrow-Body Aircraft in Decades

Airbus May Build Its First New Narrow-Body Aircraft in Decades

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Airbus and Boeing have been updating their narrow-body cash cows — the Airbus A320 family and Boeing 737 — for decades. That has worked well enough, allowing them to deliver better fuel burn to airlines at limited cost. But it's time for the manufacturers to build a new narrow-body aircraft from scratch.

3 weeks ago

Boeing Cancelled Call With Airlines Over Lion Air Crash Concerns

Boeing Cancelled Call With Airlines Over Lion Air Crash Concerns

Justin Bachman and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Boeing has some explaining to do with airlines if it wants them to continue buying into its 737 Max program. Putting off a call only causes more uncertainty and concerns.

3 weeks ago

More Engine Flaws Found After Fatal Southwest Airlines Incident Spurred Global Inspections

More Engine Flaws Found After Fatal Southwest Airlines Incident Spurred Global Inspections

Benjamin Din and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

The Boeing 737 is among the most reliable jets in aviation history. But the aircraft has been involved in several high-profile incidents over the past few years. Let's hope the industry learns from these events and makes sure they do not repeat.

4 weeks ago

Boeing Issues Safety Advisory for Newest Narrowbody Jet After Indonesia Crash

Boeing Issues Safety Advisory for Newest Narrowbody Jet After Indonesia Crash

Julie Johnsson, Harry Suhartono and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

Airline passengers probably should not be worried about flying the Boeing 737 Max, the manufacturer's newest jet. But Boeing and safety regulators have a duty to find out what happened last week and to ensure it does not happen again.

1 month ago

Lufthansa May Shun Airbus for Boeing With Its Next Long-Range Jet Order

Lufthansa May Shun Airbus for Boeing With Its Next Long-Range Jet Order

Julie Johnsson, Benjamin Katz and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Lufthansa has been a major Boeing customer for decades. But until recently, it has not seen a need for Boeing 787s at any of its group airlines. Is it changing its strategy? Or does it simply want more leverage with Airbus?

2 months ago

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 months 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 months 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.

2 months 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.

2 months ago