Articles tagged “boeing”

FAA Approves Boeing’s Foldable Wingtip Design for Next-Gen Jet

FAA Approves Boeing’s Foldable Wingtip Design for Next-Gen Jet

Julie Johnsson and Alan Levin, Bloomberg

This is impressive innovation, and it's going to surprise passengers when the first crop of next-generation Boeing 777s starts parking at airports. Kudos to Boeing for designing wings that fold upward after landing so the plane can park in relatively tight spaces.

5 days ago

New Uses for Relic 747s Discarded by Airlines

New Uses for Relic 747s Discarded by Airlines

Julie Johnsson, Bloomberg

It's always sad to see an airplane graveyard, usually out in some lonely stretch of desert, so kudos to the global shipping services for finding new ways to resurrect old 747s retired by the airlines.

1 week ago

Boeing Gains an Edge as Airbus Struggles with Engine Issues

Boeing Gains an Edge as Airbus Struggles with Engine Issues

Chris Bryant, Bloomberg

Boeing and Airbus don't control the entire supply chain, and sometimes, that's a big problem. Manufacturers are having trouble delivering reliable engines for Airbus jets, and that is becoming a major issue for the manufacturer. But there's not much Airbus can do.

4 weeks ago

FAA Restricts Flying Range of Dreamliners With Potentially Faulty Engines

FAA Restricts Flying Range of Dreamliners With Potentially Faulty Engines

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

A U.S. safety watchdog ordered restrictions on 14 Boeing 787 Dreamliners after a glitch was discovered in their Rolls-Royce engines. The flying public should be grateful for corruption-free, airline safety inspectors who are willing to err on the side of caution.

1 month ago

Norwegian Delays Start of Canada Services After Plane Delivery Setback

Norwegian Delays Start of Canada Services After Plane Delivery Setback

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

A four-week delay isn't anything to get too concerned about. The more worrying thing for Norwegian is the strong low-cost transatlantic competition and the fact that it has already had to pull some of its routes between smaller airports in Europe and the United States.

1 month ago

World’s Largest Car-Seat Manufacturer Wants to Disrupt the Airline Business

World’s Largest Car-Seat Manufacturer Wants to Disrupt the Airline Business

Brian Sumers, Skift

More companies are producing airline seats. That's good news for carriers, which have long complained about production delays from existing suppliers. It's not clear how much it matters for consumers. Airlines don't allot much space to each economy seat so there's not a lot of room for innovation.

2 months ago

One Boeing Aircraft Finds a Loophole in Chinese Tariffs

One Boeing Aircraft Finds a Loophole in Chinese Tariffs

Julie Johnsson and Thomas Black, Bloomberg

Boeing happens to be phasing out many of the planes that would be subject to the Chinese tariffs so the impact on the U.S. manufacturer could be less than meets the eye.

2 months ago

American Airlines Disses Airbus and Orders 47 Dreamliners

American Airlines Disses Airbus and Orders 47 Dreamliners

Brian Sumers, Skift

Once all the aircraft arrive, American will be the largest Dreamliner operator in the western hemisphere, according to Boeing. That's good for customers, considering the aircraft receives the highest customer satisfaction scores of any widebody in American's fleet.

2 months ago

Southwest May Order More Boeing Jets with Tax-Savings Windfall

Southwest May Order More Boeing Jets with Tax-Savings Windfall

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Tax cuts are nice, but Southwest needs new airplanes to replace older ones. Given the strong economic climate, Southwest probably would place a big order even if the government had not cut corporate taxes.

2 months ago

Jet Airways to Buy 75 Boeing Aircraft as Competition in India Heats Up

Jet Airways to Buy 75 Boeing Aircraft as Competition in India Heats Up

Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

As SpiceJet and IndiGo made their own big aircraft purchases, Jet Airways gets in on the increasing competition for a promising market of middle-class flyers in India.

2 months ago

Boeing Could Be a Big Loser in U.S.-China Tariff Skirmish

Boeing Could Be a Big Loser in U.S.-China Tariff Skirmish

Bloomberg

Boeing can take solace in the fact that China is going to need a lot of airplanes in coming years and they are not all going to be Airbus aircraft. Still, China's actions have to be very worrying to Boeing.

2 months ago

Embraer and Bombardier Sharpen Duel as Major Airlines Eye Their Upgraded Jets

Embraer and Bombardier Sharpen Duel as Major Airlines Eye Their Upgraded Jets

Julie Johnsson, Frederic Tomesco and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

The Embraer and Bombardier slugfest could turn out to be a proxy war between Airbus and Boeing. It would appear to be good for competition and their airline customers.

2 months ago