Articles tagged “boeing”

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.

19 hours 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.

6 days ago

Airbus Sold 705 Planes in 2 Weeks But Jumbos Are a Tough Proposition

Airbus Sold 705 Planes in 2 Weeks But Jumbos Are a Tough Proposition

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Both Airbus and Boeing have experienced troubles in selling their largest wide-body planes, but Boeing has managed the issue more efficiently.

2 weeks ago

Boeing Is Interested in Taking Over Rival Embraer

Boeing Is Interested in Taking Over Rival Embraer

Julie Johnsson, Fabiola Moura and Thomas Black, Bloomberg

Yes, a tie-up between Boeing and Embraer might make solid business sense. But don't discount national pride. Embraer is important to Brazil, and it's possible — likely even — that the country's politicians won't want to give up the company.

4 weeks ago

Canada Warns of Disruption if Boeing Wins Trade Spat with Bombardier

Canada Warns of Disruption if Boeing Wins Trade Spat with Bombardier

John McCormick and Andrew Mayeda, Bloomberg

It's a shame this issue has become so political. We've heard the Bombardier C Series is an impressive machine, and we know travelers like it. It has a more spacious cabin and bigger windows than most passenger jets.

4 weeks ago

Delta Takes the Iconic 747 Jumbo Jet on a Farewell Tour

Delta Takes the Iconic 747 Jumbo Jet on a Farewell Tour

Julie Johnsson, Bloomberg

The death of the Boeing 747, which introduced long-haul air travel to the masses, has at times been exaggerated. While Delta will retire the jumbo jet in the U.S., British Airways, Korean Air and Lufthansa all continue to fly the plane.

4 weeks ago

Southwest Sees U.S. Tax Bill as Opportunity to Buy New Planes

Southwest Sees U.S. Tax Bill as Opportunity to Buy New Planes

Richard Clough and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Kelly isn't the only CEO in the travel industry who can't wait for Congress to approve a tax overhaul, and the bill could shape many companies' growth plans.

1 month ago

Delta Orders 100 Airbus Jets for $12.7 Billion in Payback After Boeing Initiated Trade Dispute

Delta Orders 100 Airbus Jets for $12.7 Billion in Payback After Boeing Initiated Trade Dispute

Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

Rival aircraft maker Boeing lost this sale. We're sure — kind of — that Delta wasn't swayed in its decisionmaking by the fact that Boeing recently campaigned to get the U.S. government to slap duties on its order of jets from another manufacturer, Bombardier, in a trade spat.

1 month ago

Airbus Picks New Dealmaker As Legal Woes Intensify

Airbus Picks New Dealmaker As Legal Woes Intensify

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

While the $50 billion narrow-body deal concluded at the Dubai Air Show makes the new sales chief's job a little easier, his biggest challenge is likely to be finding buyers for the slow-selling A380 super jumbo.

2 months ago

Airbus Beats Boeing With $50 Billion Deal in Latest Aircraft Order Battle

Airbus Beats Boeing With $50 Billion Deal in Latest Aircraft Order Battle

Julie Johnsson, Benjamin Katz and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

With no other real challengers, the big two aircraft manufacturers have really been slugging it out between themselves for the past few years. And while Airbus's megadeal isn't a knockout punch it at least gives it bragging rights over Boeing in the short term.

2 months ago

Emirates Is Spending $15.1 Billion on Boeing Airplanes

Emirates Is Spending $15.1 Billion on Boeing Airplanes

Jon Gambrell and Aya Batrawy, Associated Press

By making this kind of move, Emirates is putting pressure on Airbus to commit to its A380 jumbo jet.

2 months ago

Visit Seattle Enlists Its Big Tech Companies to Reposition City to Meeting Planners

Visit Seattle Enlists Its Big Tech Companies to Reposition City to Meeting Planners

Greg Oates, Skift

Visit Seattle is positioning itself as a broker of innovation, versus a sales conduit for meeting space, by introducing meeting planners nationwide to some of the world's most advanced companies.

3 months ago