Articles tagged “boeing”

Airbus Plans To Make Bombardier’s New Aircraft a ‘Made in America’ Jet

Airbus Plans To Make Bombardier’s New Aircraft a ‘Made in America’ Jet

Frederic Tomesco, Bloomberg

Airbus estimates it'll cost "a few hundred million dollars" to construct another Alabama assembly line to build C Series jets. But that's relatively minor compared to how much revenue it can generate by selling the modern aircraft to U.S. airlines. Plus, it might steal share from its archival, Boeing.

2 days ago

Boeing and Airbus Still Expect to Sell Hundreds of Planes to Iran’s Airlines

Boeing and Airbus Still Expect to Sell Hundreds of Planes to Iran’s Airlines

David Koenig, Associated Press

These deals may not mean much to Boeing or Airbus, which have large backlogs. But Iran's airlines definitely need new planes to replace their aging fleets.

1 week ago

Air Asia X Is Exploring Larger Planes for Longer Routes

Air Asia X Is Exploring Larger Planes for Longer Routes

Christopher Jasper and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Discount airlines make decisions based on cost, not passenger comfort. But if Air Asia X chooses the A350 or Boeing 787 over the A330, passengers may win. Even in the densest configurations, passengers tend to prefer the A350 and 787. They have better air quality and are quieter than most other jets.

2 weeks ago

U.S. Hits Bombardier With Another Tariff Despite Delta Aircraft Order

U.S. Hits Bombardier With Another Tariff Despite Delta Aircraft Order

Frederic Tomesco and Andrew Mayeda, Bloomberg

There's little doubt Bombardier needed a lot of government assistance to finish the C Series. What's less clear is how much Boeing was harmed. Boeing's smallest 737s have some overlap with Bombardier's new plane, but they're not direct competitors.

2 weeks ago

JetBlue-Backed Zunum Plans to Produce a Small Hybrid-Electric Plane by 2022

JetBlue-Backed Zunum Plans to Produce a Small Hybrid-Electric Plane by 2022

Brian Sumers, Skift

Don't let recent news fool you. This is a promising development, but we're still far from a world in which a substantial number of passengers fly on a hybrid-electric plane.

3 weeks ago

United Complains Airbus Won’t Give It Competitive Prices

United Complains Airbus Won’t Give It Competitive Prices

Brian Sumers, Skift

We like United President Scott Kirby because he says what's on his mind. But something doesn't add up here. Is this the real reason United hasn't placed a new order for the A320 family of jets?

3 weeks ago

Delta to Introduce Free Texting Service on Most of Its Flights

Delta to Introduce Free Texting Service on Most of Its Flights

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Delta's move will delight plenty of its passengers and the promise of better Wi-Fi to come is even better news. But please set your phones on silent while you’re texting.

4 weeks ago

China Aviation Could Disrupt the Boeing-Airbus Duopoly

China Aviation Could Disrupt the Boeing-Airbus Duopoly

Adam Minter, Bloomberg

At the least, the new Chinese aircraft and successors could force Boeing and Airbus to make some pricing concessions, and that wouldn't be a bad thing. Competition is good, and the emergence of a new player is even better.

4 weeks ago

Delta May Take On Southwest and American With New Bombardier Jet

Delta May Take On Southwest and American With New Bombardier Jet

Frederic Tomesco and Michael Sasso, Bloomberg

Delta thinks it can steal some business travelers from American and Southwest in New York and Dallas with this midsize jet, which isn't appropriate for mainline routes. A sleek Delta strategy.

2 months ago

Trump Administration Wants to Buy Jets Meant For a Defunct Russian Airline

Trump Administration Wants to Buy Jets Meant For a Defunct Russian Airline

Julie Johnsson and Tony Capaccio, Bloomberg

Besides the optics of purchasing two planes originally bound for Russia given the ongoing Russia investigation in Washington, it sounds like the deal might be too good to pass up.

3 months ago

Airbus Needs Emirates Airlines to Buy More of Its A380s

Airbus Needs Emirates Airlines to Buy More of Its A380s

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

The Airbus A380 is not cheaper to run than other aircraft on a per-seat basis. Fortunately, well-funded Emirates Airline sees a recovery in demand and may decide to splurge on the superjumbos anyway.

3 months ago

United Airlines Hits Pause on Delivery of Passenger-Friendly Airbus Jets

United Airlines Hits Pause on Delivery of Passenger-Friendly Airbus Jets

Brian Sumers, Skift

Will United Airlines ever take the 35 Airbus A350s it has on order? At one point, it had an acute need for the new long-haul aircraft. But times change, and United already has a worthy successor for its Boeing 747 fleet — the Boeing 777-300ER.

3 months ago