Articles tagged “boeing”

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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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.

2 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

4 months ago

As Cycle Ebbs, Airlines Need Fewer Jets from Airbus and Boeing

As Cycle Ebbs, Airlines Need Fewer Jets from Airbus and Boeing

Julie Johnsson, Bloomberg

Airlines placed massive orders over the past decade from Boeing and Airbus. Many carriers committed to buying planes they did not need. Now, Boeing and Airbus are finally starting to feel the pinch. But don't worry too much for the manufacturers. They still have plenty of firm orders to fill.

4 months ago

Delta Doesn’t Want the Dreamliners Northwest Ordered Before It Bought the Airline

Delta Doesn’t Want the Dreamliners Northwest Ordered Before It Bought the Airline

Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

Of course Boeing would have liked to keep those orders, but it likes its relationship with Delta even more.

4 months ago

Iran Air Closes $16.6 Billion Deal With Boeing for 80 Planes

Iran Air Closes $16.6 Billion Deal With Boeing for 80 Planes

Nasser Karimi and Adam Schreck, Associated Press

Good news for Boeing and Iran's passengers. But we won't be surprised if this becomes a political issue.

4 months ago