Articles tagged “boeing”

Delta Makes Conciliatory Gesture Toward Boeing After Trade Dispute

Delta Makes Conciliatory Gesture Toward Boeing After Trade Dispute

Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

Yes, Delta Air Lines got caught in a nasty trade dispute recently with Boeing. But it can't stay mad forever. Boeing is likely going to develop a new medium-haul jet, and it's no surprise Delta wants to be a part of the sales process. It needs to replace a lot of 767s and 757s.

1 week ago

Airlines Want Bigger Planes for Short-Haul Routes

Airlines Want Bigger Planes for Short-Haul Routes

David Fickling, Bloomberg

In recent years, Airbus and Boeing have introduced completely new airplanes for long-haul routes. Now, it's time for them to do the same for short-haul and regional flying. Boeing may move first, with its proposed 797. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

2 weeks ago

New Airbus Sales Chief Promises a More Subdued Approach Than His Predecessor

New Airbus Sales Chief Promises a More Subdued Approach Than His Predecessor

Benjamin Katz and Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

If you're new to aviation, it might surprise you. But 25 years ago, Airbus wasn't much of a competitor to Boeing. A lot of executives helped the European manufacturer grow, but few were as influential as its long-time sales chief, John Leahy, who just retired. Eric Schulz has big shoes to fill.

2 weeks ago

Vietnam Seeks Higher Air Safety Rating to Fly to Los Angeles

Vietnam Seeks Higher Air Safety Rating to Fly to Los Angeles

Dong Lyu and Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Vietnam already committed to increasing inbound travel from Europe, thanks to Air France. But long-haul outbound travel will be much more difficult if Vietnam can't meet these safety standards.

2 weeks ago

China’s New Commericial Jet Won’t Threaten Airbus or Boeing

China’s New Commericial Jet Won’t Threaten Airbus or Boeing

Dong Lyu and Bruce Einhorn, Bloomberg

It seems unlikely any airline in the Americas, Australia or Europe will take a chance on an unproven airplane. But China is a large market so that bodes well for the C919. And maybe once the aircraft is proven — if it ever is — airlines elsewhere will take a closer look.

2 weeks ago

Boeing and Airbus Salivate Over Growing Asian Air Market

Boeing and Airbus Salivate Over Growing Asian Air Market

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

The first 787 model was the 787-8. The Airbus A380 is technically the A380-800. Do you think the manufacturers put all those lucky 8s in their models just by chance?

3 weeks ago

Dreamliner Deliveries Power Boeing’s Strong 2017 Earnings

Dreamliner Deliveries Power Boeing’s Strong 2017 Earnings

Julie Johnsson, Bloomberg

Boeing has faced a long road back to being an investor darling. The 787 Dreamliner is now powering the company's growth rather than dragging it down.

3 weeks ago

Surprise Ruling Means Delta Will Fly Bombardier’s Passenger-Friendly Jets Sooner Than Expected

Surprise Ruling Means Delta Will Fly Bombardier’s Passenger-Friendly Jets Sooner Than Expected

Frederic Tomesco, Randall Woods and Sarah McGregor, Bloomberg

The International Trade Commission made the right call. How could Boeing be harmed by Bombardier's C Series? Boeing doesn't make a plane that competes directly with it. The entire trade dispute made little sense.

4 weeks ago

Boeing Decides to Make Its Own Seats as Manufacturing Delays Anger Airlines

Boeing Decides to Make Its Own Seats as Manufacturing Delays Anger Airlines

Julie Johnsson , Bloomberg

Airlines practically have been begging for more manufacturers to make seats, with some existing producers having quality and on-time performance issues. But it's not an easy business, so we'll have to see if Boeing and its joint venture partner can do better.

1 month ago

The Space Tourism Race Is Getting More Competitive as Launches Near

The Space Tourism Race Is Getting More Competitive as Launches Near

Julie Johnsson and Dana Hull, Bloomberg

While this story focuses on Boeing and SpaceX, other players including Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin are also working to bring tourists to space. It will be an experience few can afford, but at least the seats will be comfortable.

1 month ago

Airbus Casts Doubt on the Future Production of the World’s Largest Jet

Airbus Casts Doubt on the Future Production of the World’s Largest Jet

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

The A380 hasn't sold early nearly as well as Airbus expected. Is it possible most airlines will never want a plane so big? Or is the A380 merely ahead of its time? Perhaps more carriers will want a massive jet as more airports face capacity crunches. But by that time, the A380 could be out of production.

1 month ago

JetBlue Postpones Upgrading the Smaller Aircraft in Its Fleet

JetBlue Postpones Upgrading the Smaller Aircraft in Its Fleet

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

JetBlue said it is delaying decisions on its narrow-body, 100-seat aircraft because of the murky plans of manufacturers Airbus, Boeing, and Embraer. But it may also be debating if the revenue benefits are worth the fleet's costlier operation than other types of aircraft.

2 months ago