Articles tagged “bombardier”

Airlines

United Will Add More First-Class Seats to Regional Services

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.

United Will Add More First-Class Seats to Regional Services

Airlines

Airbus Scrambles to Deliver 800 Jets in 2018

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.

Airbus Scrambles to Deliver 800 Jets in 2018

Rail

Bombardier Debuts a Battery-Powered Train in Berlin

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.

Bombardier Debuts a Battery-Powered Train in Berlin

Airlines

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

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

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

Airlines

Uganda to Borrow From Overseas to Revive National Airline

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.

Uganda to Borrow From Overseas to Revive National Airline

Airlines

JetBlue Strikes $5.4 Billion Deal to Buy Smaller Airbus Jets

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.

JetBlue Strikes $5.4 Billion Deal to Buy Smaller Airbus Jets

Airlines

Bombardier’s Renewed Focus on Regional Jets Is Paying Off

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.

Bombardier’s Renewed Focus on Regional Jets Is Paying Off

Airlines

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

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?

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

Airlines

Spirit Airlines Considers Smaller Jets With an Eye Toward Expansion

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.

Spirit Airlines Considers Smaller Jets With an Eye Toward Expansion

Airlines

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

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.

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