Articles tagged “bombardier”

United Will Add More First-Class Seats to Regional Services

United Will Add More First-Class Seats to Regional Services

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Competition at the luxury end of the regional market certainly seems to be hotting up. Getting hold of Bombardier's new CRJ550 aircraft gives United something to shout about.

10 months 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.

11 months ago

Bombardier Debuts a Battery-Powered Train in Berlin

Bombardier Debuts a Battery-Powered Train in Berlin

Brian Parkin, Bloomberg

In theory, hybrid electric trains should contribute far less to global climate disruption than today's diesel-powered trains. Bombardier's research and development work may also catalyze lucrative new businesses.

1 year ago

Uganda’s New National Airline Could Launch an Initial Public Offering

Uganda’s New National Airline Could Launch an Initial Public Offering

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Launching an airline is awfully difficult, even under ideal circumstances. At least Uganda Airlines is ready to learn from past mistakes.

1 year ago

Uganda to Borrow From Overseas to Revive National Airline

Uganda to Borrow From Overseas to Revive National Airline

Fred Ojambo, Bloomberg

Maintaining a national carrier has already proven too difficult in some parts of Africa. Hopefully Ugandan Airlines can learn from the success of competitors like Ethiopian Airlines.

1 year ago

JetBlue Strikes $5.4 Billion Deal to Buy Smaller Airbus Jets

JetBlue Strikes $5.4 Billion Deal to Buy Smaller Airbus Jets

Christopher Jasper and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

We would be more excited if JetBlue Airways bought dozens of aircraft like the Airbus A321LR, which would let the carrier fly to Europe routinely.

1 year ago

Bombardier’s Renewed Focus on Regional Jets Is Paying Off

Bombardier’s Renewed Focus on Regional Jets Is Paying Off

Frederic Tomesco, Bloomberg

For a long time, Bombardier was focused on getting into the bigger jet game, as it desperately tried to sell the CS100 and CS300. It is ceding control of that program to Airbus, so it will once again focus on its regional programs. Bombardier has not been known for building the most passenger-friendly regional airplanes, but that may be changing.

1 year ago

Airbus Likely Will Rename Bombardier’s New Plane After Takeover Closes

Airbus Likely Will Rename Bombardier’s New Plane After Takeover Closes

Frederic Tomesco and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Does the name of what is today the Bombardier CSeries matter to the general public? Not at all. But it will be weird to ride on an Airbus jet called the A200, right?

2 years ago

Spirit Airlines Considers Smaller Jets With an Eye Toward Expansion

Spirit Airlines Considers Smaller Jets With an Eye Toward Expansion

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Under previous management, Spirit Airlines only wanted the largest single-aisle aircraft, as it flew almost exclusively between the biggest U.S. markets. Now Spirit is looking at other route options, and it may want smaller aircraft. That makes sense.

2 years ago

Embraer and Bombardier Sharpen Duel as Major Airlines Eye Their Upgraded Jets

Embraer and Bombardier Sharpen Duel as Major Airlines Eye Their Upgraded Jets

Julie Johnsson, Frederic Tomesco and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

The Embraer and Bombardier slugfest could turn out to be a proxy war between Airbus and Boeing. It would appear to be good for competition and their airline customers.

2 years ago

Bombardier Returns to a Focus on Business Jets

Bombardier Returns to a Focus on Business Jets

Frederic Tomesco, Bloomberg

By most accounts, Bombardier created a fantastic airplane with the C Series. But the project nearly ruined the company. Now Bombardier is going back to what it knows works — a focus on business jets and rail projects — while Airbus helps out with sales and marketing of the C Series.

2 years ago

Surprise Ruling Means Delta Will Fly Bombardier’s Passenger-Friendly Jets Sooner Than Expected

Surprise Ruling Means Delta Will Fly Bombardier’s Passenger-Friendly Jets Sooner Than Expected

Frederic Tomesco, Randall Woods and Sarah McGregor, Bloomberg

The International Trade Commission made the right call. How could Boeing be harmed by Bombardier's C Series? Boeing doesn't make a plane that competes directly with it. The entire trade dispute made little sense.

2 years ago