Articles tagged “boeing”

Designing an Airline Seat From Scratch Is Not as Easy as it Looks

Designing an Airline Seat From Scratch Is Not as Easy as it Looks

Brian Sumers, Skift

Building a coach airline seat is not like creating home furniture. Building stuff for aircraft is remarkably complicated. We got an inside look recently at the production center for an aircraft seat maker. Here's some of what we learned.

21 hours ago

Airbus Sales Boss on Boeing’s Gains: ‘Every Dog Gets His Day’

Airbus Sales Boss on Boeing’s Gains: ‘Every Dog Gets His Day’

Christopher Jasper and Phil Serafino, Bloomberg

Boeing did well at the Paris Air Show. Airbus will still very much be around for the next one.

5 days ago

Boeing Is Just About Giving Up On Selling Jumbo Jets

Boeing Is Just About Giving Up On Selling Jumbo Jets

Julie Johnsson, Bloomberg

Boeing is right that its iconic 747 does not have much of a future as a passenger jet. Airbus is in slightly better shape — but not by much. Airlines don't want behemoth four-engine aircraft anymore. Most want single-level, two engine planes.

1 week ago

Paris Air Show Will Put Spotlight on Airbus Versus Boeing and Drones

Paris Air Show Will Put Spotlight on Airbus Versus Boeing and Drones

John Leicester, Associated Press

The annual Paris Air Show couldn't come too soon as it gives the airline industry a chance to change the topic from high-profile customer service transgressions and IT failures to innovation from leading manufacturers and newbies.

2 weeks ago

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.

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

2 months 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?

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

4 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.

5 months ago