Ben SandilandsJul 13, 201423 Comments
If it costs less to make airliners in America than Asia, a lot of things are going to change for Airbus and Boeing, and there are wider implications for the Australian economy.
Ben SandilandsJul 11, 201412 Comments
The delivery of Emirates' A380 number 50 is not the story for the airline industry. The story is its disclosing that it will have a further 40 of them in service
Ben SandilandsJun 11, 201411 Comments
There are several ways to look at Emirates cancelling its entire order for Airbus A350s this morning, Toulouse time. One is to see the giant Dubai carrier as having blinked, for
Ben SandilandsJan 28, 20142 Comments
In separate developments,
Ben SandilandsJan 18, 20143 Comments
The publicist effect which worked so badly for Boeing when the Dreamliner was constantly on-time but kept slipping until it was more than three years late entering service is starti
Ben SandilandsJan 14, 20145 Comments
The group's most senior managers gave away little when it comes to new or derivative airliner plans, keeping industry onlookers and Boeing in a continued state of anticipation or anxiety respectively.
Ben SandilandsJan 4, 20148 Comments
Will the vote heal the bitterness, and sense of loss? As someone with family in Washington state, and who nearly went to work for the man at Renton in the mid 60s, when I was still entitled to US citizenship, I wish.
Ben SandilandsJan 4, 20149 Comments
The first Boeing 787-9, which will after testing become an Air New Zealand jet, is on its way to Auckland, the first stage of a tour which will take it to Alice Springs for trial ho
Ben SandilandsJan 4, 2014
The sense of anxiety over the Bombardier CSeries small jet airliner project is growing even as the second of the test aircraft, FTV-2, made its much delayed first flight on 3 Janu
Ben SandilandsJan 2, 201416 Comments
Airbus A350-900 will not enter service until at least 1 October this year.
Ben SandilandsJan 1, 20144 Comments
The shiny new toys neither Qantas nor Virgin Australia are likely to buy this year.
Ben SandilandsDec 30, 201324 Comments
Yet another argument has been advanced that Airbus is moving toward offering a new engine option A330 to undercut Boeing's 787 Dreamliners. This time, it may be right.
Ben SandilandsDec 30, 201317 Comments
Often claimed to be the most beautiful subsonic jet airliner yet built, 2013 saw off the last of the Vickers VC-10s
Ben SandilandsDec 20, 20136 Comments
The 777-9 order rush resumes, with of course, no sign of Qantas
Ben SandilandsDec 12, 201312 Comments
The main contest between Airbus and Boeing is for single aisle jets offering between 150-236 seats, and Air Canada has just committed to take up to 109 of the US planemakers 737 MAX
Ben SandilandsNov 20, 20135 Comments
The airliner buying orgy at the Dubai Air Show on Sunday has not moved Virgin Australia closer to making a decision on its wide-body fleet replacement needs from 2017-18 onwards.
Ben SandilandsNov 20, 20134 Comments
In the closing days of the Dubai Air Show, Emirates has made a call for the blindingly obvious, which is to apply Super Twin technology improvements to the Airbus A380.