Articles tagged “boeing”

Etihad Takes an Axe to Its Aircraft Order Book

Etihad Takes an Axe to Its Aircraft Order Book

Layan Odeh, Bloomberg

Norwegian isn't the only airline trying to scale back its ambitious expansion plans. Etihad is making its own drastic cost reductions in a bid to turn its business around.

5 days ago

Airbus to Cease Production of World’s Largest Passenger Plane

Airbus to Cease Production of World’s Largest Passenger Plane

Benedikt Kammel and Benjamin Katz , Bloomberg

The end has been in the cards for a while but Airbus is finally pulling the plug on the A380. It seems like the era of the double-decker jet is over.

5 days ago

One Big Jet Now Means One Big Headache for Emirates

One Big Jet Now Means One Big Headache for Emirates

David Fickling, Bloomberg

Bigger-is-better has been the mantra of Emirates when it came to jets. But the reality is that it may have to bid farewell to the A380s based on economics. Speaking of, cancelling its Airbus order will have ripple effects up and down the aviation economic spectrum.

1 week ago

Qantas CEO Refines Plan for London Direct Flights as the Last Frontier of Aviation

Qantas CEO Refines Plan for London Direct Flights as the Last Frontier of Aviation

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

We can tell you unequivocally that Project Sunrise, as Qantas CEO Alan Joyce describes his plans for direct service to London, Paris, Frankfurt, New York and Chicago, would not indeed be the "last frontier" of aviation. But it would be a mighty fine step.

1 week ago

Emirates May Spurn Airbus With a Big Order for Boeing’s Newest Jet

Emirates May Spurn Airbus With a Big Order for Boeing’s Newest Jet

Julie Johnsson, Benjamin Katz and Layan Odeh, Bloomberg

Emirates seems open to taking nearly any widebody jet from Boeing or Airbus except one — the double decker Airbus A380. The Boeing 777X would fit nicely with Emirates' existing fleet, but who knows if the carrier is serious about making an order.

2 weeks ago

Boeing Backs Aerion in Effort to Revive Supersonic Jets

Boeing Backs Aerion in Effort to Revive Supersonic Jets

Julie Johnsson and Thomas Black, Bloomberg

We applaud innovation. We just wish the airline industry worked as hard at reducing carbon emissions as it does at providing services to the wealthy. Aerion isn't the only company aiming to revive supersonic flight, but Boeing's backing will give it an edge.

2 weeks ago

Boeing Faces Fateful Decision About Creating a 797 Jetliner

Boeing Faces Fateful Decision About Creating a 797 Jetliner

Julie Johnsson, Bloomberg

Boeing executives may decide this year whether to plow an estimated $15 billion into a new jetliner family nicknamed the 797. A misfire would tarnish the company’s halo on Wall Street. Watch this space.

3 weeks ago

Airbus Threatens to Leave the UK If a No-Deal Brexit Unleashes Chaos

Airbus Threatens to Leave the UK If a No-Deal Brexit Unleashes Chaos

Benjamin Katz and Joe Mayes, Bloomberg

The boss of the European aerospace group Airbus told Britons to ignore "Brexiters' madness” that the company was too settled in Britain to leave. Certainly Airbus's 14,000 workers in the UK may face at least gradual job losses if a botched Brexit made it more difficult to manufacture aircraft parts in the UK than elsewhere. But maybe Airbus was playing politics, too.

4 weeks ago

Spirit Airlines Nears Decision on Adding Complexity to Its Fleet

Spirit Airlines Nears Decision on Adding Complexity to Its Fleet

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Often, short-haul low-cost airlines prefer just one fleet type to maximize efficiency. But Spirit might break from tradition and add a new aircraft type. If it does, we're betting it chooses the Airbus A220.

4 weeks ago

Boeing Edges Airbus to Stay World’s Biggest Commercial Aircraft Manufacturer

Boeing Edges Airbus to Stay World’s Biggest Commercial Aircraft Manufacturer

Julie Johnsson, Bloomberg

Boeing produced about 20 more aircraft than Airbus last year, giving it the the title of the world's biggest commericial aircraft manufacturer. That's all nice. But how long will this crazy global duopoly last. Surely, China is on the rise, right?

1 month ago

Airbus Scrambles to Deliver 800 Jets in 2018

Airbus Scrambles to Deliver 800 Jets in 2018

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Tick-tock. Tick-tock. The race is on for Airbus to meet a year-end goal of delivering 800 jetliners. But Boeing still looks like it will deliver more. But who knows? Three days and counting.

2 months ago

Airbus Weighed Down by Potential Corruption Penalties

Airbus Weighed Down by Potential Corruption Penalties

Chris Bryant, Bloomberg

For commercial airline manufacturers, business has never been better. But Airbus took some shortcuts over the past decade, and those are catching up to the company. Anti-corruption authorities in the United States and Europe are investigating whether the manufacturer broke laws to win sales. That's not good.

2 months ago