Articles tagged “boeing”

Boeing and Airbus Seek to Calm Fears About Unsafe Air in Plane Cabins

Boeing and Airbus Seek to Calm Fears About Unsafe Air in Plane Cabins

Tim Hepher, Reuters

There are two issues here. One is whether it is safe for passengers to fly. That can be answered by science. The second question is more complicated: Do passengers think that it is safe to fly? Airlines and aircraft manufacturers will need to spend money on marketing to assuage passenger concerns.

1 week ago

TUI’s All-Or-Nothing Summer Recovery Plan Relies on Southern Europe

TUI’s All-Or-Nothing Summer Recovery Plan Relies on Southern Europe

Matthew Parsons, Skift

The tour operator has taken major steps to lower its cost base. Financially, it's prepared for the next few months, but that's counting on tourists flooding back this summer.

2 weeks ago

Airbus Warns Staff on Jobs as Crisis Puts Its Future Under Threat

Airbus Warns Staff on Jobs as Crisis Puts Its Future Under Threat

Tim Hepher, Reuters

From struggling to meet a massive order backlog barely a few months back, Airbus now has lost one-third of its business in just weeks. Not only are the days of booming airplane sales over, the future of aircraft production will certainly look very different.

4 weeks ago

United Airlines to Sell 39 Million Shares to Raise Cash

United Airlines to Sell 39 Million Shares to Raise Cash

Tracy Rucinsk and Bharath Manjesh, Reuters

It's the first major airline to sell equity during the crisis, and aiming to raise $1 billion through the public offering. Will other carriers follow suit?

1 month ago

Boeing Confirms 2 New Software Updates to 737 Max

Boeing Confirms 2 New Software Updates to 737 Max

David Shepardson, Reuters

It was the biggest story in aviation before the pandemic, but the arduous process of getting the Boeing 737 Max back in the skies is still ongoing.

2 months ago

Singapore Airlines Secures Record $13 Billion Funding Lifeline

Singapore Airlines Secures Record $13 Billion Funding Lifeline

Jamie Freed and Anshuman Daga, Reuters

Many carriers will be looking on enviously at this record bailout. Singapore Airlines not only gets to survive the crisis, but is also primed to come out stronger on the other side.

2 months ago

Boeing Uncovers New Issue With Grounded 737 Max Jet

Boeing Uncovers New Issue With Grounded 737 Max Jet

David Koenig, Associated Press

Although Boeing doesn't seem to think this will change the time frame for the 737 Max's return, all those airlines banking on it flying again this summer must surely be worried.

3 months ago

Southwest Learns to Adapt to 737 Max ‘Crisis’

Southwest Learns to Adapt to 737 Max ‘Crisis’

Brian Sumers, Skift

Southwest is concerned it is losing market share because of the Max grounding. That is likely true. But the Max is also forcing the airline to be more efficient about where it flies and when. That's probably helping boost unit revenue.

4 months ago

Boeing Plans to Restart Max Production in the Spring

Boeing Plans to Restart Max Production in the Spring

David Koenig, Associated Press

Given the pressure the Federal Aviation Administration and other regulators are under, we shouldn't expect to see the Max in the sky anytime soon. Making sure the aircraft is totally safe is the priority, not Boeing's share price.

4 months ago

Southwest Becomes Latest U.S. Airline to Delay Boeing 737 Max Return

Southwest Becomes Latest U.S. Airline to Delay Boeing 737 Max Return

Associated Press

Many predicted that Boeing would have gotten its act together by now and that 737 Max aircraft would be safe to fly. It's still up in the air exactly when that will be, but there is hope for the busy U.S. summer travel season.

4 months ago

Boeing Confronts More Reputational Issues After Iran Crash

Boeing Confronts More Reputational Issues After Iran Crash

David Koenig, Associated Press

As this story states, it is much too early to know what happened Wednesday in Iran. Let's not rush to conclusions about what this may or may not mean for Boeing until we know more.

5 months ago

Boeing Changes Position on 737 Max Simulator Training for Pilots

Boeing Changes Position on 737 Max Simulator Training for Pilots

David Koenig, Associated Press

Boeing removed its CEO last year. Now the company has softened its stance on Boeing 737 Max simulator training for pilots. Is this a one-off change? Or could Boeing alter its position on other Max-related matters?

5 months ago