Articles tagged “boeing”

Bombardier Was Prepared to Build an Especially Small Plane for United Airlines

Bombardier Was Prepared to Build an Especially Small Plane for United Airlines

Frederic Tomesco, Bloomberg

Flyers rarely hear about negotiations behind aircraft sales as manufacturers like to keep information private. But we're getting some good stuff about Bombardier's tactics because of a case Boeing bought before the U.S. International Trade Commission.

3 days ago

Boeing Has High Hopes for Profits After Delivering Its First 737 Max

Boeing Has High Hopes for Profits After Delivering Its First 737 Max

Julie Johnsson, Bloomberg

The Boeing 737 Max doesn't have the snazziest and newest technology like the Boeing 787. But most insiders expect the upgraded aircraft to be a cash-cow for the manufacturer — and that's good for investors, if not passengers.

6 days ago

WestJet Was Once Canada’s Southwest Clone But It Now Has Larger Global Ambitions

WestJet Was Once Canada’s Southwest Clone But It Now Has Larger Global Ambitions

Frederic Tomesco and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Industry insiders have long compared Canada's WestJet to Southwest Airlines, since both low-cost airlines started with all-Boeing 737 fleets. But that comparison is no longer apt. With WestJet adding up to 20 Boeing 787s, it clearly has much bigger (and more global) ambitions.

3 weeks ago

Boeing and JetBlue will Help Fund a Startup’s Electric Airplane

Boeing and JetBlue will Help Fund a Startup’s Electric Airplane

Mary Schlangenstein and Julie Johnsson , Bloomberg

We're all for forward-thinking, environmentally conscious manufacturers and airlines. But do we think this thing will ever fly for any airline?

2 months ago

Boeing is Working to Strengthen a New Player in Airline Seat Market

Boeing is Working to Strengthen a New Player in Airline Seat Market

Nicholas Brautlecht, Bloomberg

The industry desperately needs more seat suppliers besides Zodiac Aerospace and B/E Aerospace. But it may be a long time before relative newcomer EnCore can penetrate the market — even with Boeing's help. It's a tough business.

2 months ago

Boeing Wins Another Big Potential Sale in Iran

Boeing Wins Another Big Potential Sale in Iran

Julie Johnsson, Terrence Dopp and Richard Clough, Bloomberg

There are so many unknowns. We don't know whether the U.S. government will allow the sale to go through. And we don't know whether Iran's airlines can absorb or pay for all the aircraft they've ordered. They certainly need new planes, but perhaps not hundreds of them from Airbus and Boeing.

2 months ago

Boeing Feels Heat From Airbus to Debut Its Longer 737 Aircraft

Boeing Feels Heat From Airbus to Debut Its Longer 737 Aircraft

Julie Johnsson, Bloomberg

Aircraft delivery schedules are complicated mechanisms and notorious for delays. But for Boeing's sake it sounds like their customers aren't willing to wait forever as Airbus also dangles attractive products in front of the industry.

3 months ago

Why It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Boeing’s Iconic 747

Why It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Boeing’s Iconic 747

Colin Nagy, Skift

An icon of the skies draws closer to retirement.

3 months ago

Boeing Shares Reach All-Time High as Airlines Embrace 787 Dreamliners

Boeing Shares Reach All-Time High as Airlines Embrace 787 Dreamliners

Julie Johnsson , Bloomberg

For a long time, Boeing's 787 was not exactly a cash cow, mostly because it cost so much money to develop. It's nice to see the new airplane finally starting to pay off for the manufacturer.

4 months ago

Big Jets Fall Out of Favor as United Plans Early Retirement for 747s

Big Jets Fall Out of Favor as United Plans Early Retirement for 747s

Brian Sumers, Skift

The Airbus A380 and Boeing 747 are probably the two most iconic jets in the sky. But both have four engines, and burn a lot of fuel, so many airlines are wary of them.

4 months ago

Airbus Keeps Its Slight Edge Over Boeing in Aircraft Orders

Airbus Keeps Its Slight Edge Over Boeing in Aircraft Orders

Benjamin Katz , Bloomberg

It's a good thing Boeing and Airbus have such a large backlog, because it's likely both manufacturers will see more order cancellations and deferrals in the coming years. Many airlines probably committed to adding more planes than they need.

4 months ago

Column: Boeing Likely Can Withstand a U.S.-China Trade War

Column: Boeing Likely Can Withstand a U.S.-China Trade War

David Fickling, Bloomberg

Yes, it's true that Boeing will probably be OK no matter what the Trump Administration does. But the company would probably much prefer that U.S. and China maintain friendlier relations.

5 months ago