July 13, 2014 23
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.
July 11, 2014 12
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 in little more than three years
June 11, 2014 11
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 the first time, in its seemingly endless program of massive expansion.
January 28, 2014 2
In separate developments, India is allowing A380 services and Indonesia’s Lion Air is tendering for larger capacity airliners than the 787s it had on order, citing growth and airport congestion issues at Jakarta.
January 18, 2014 3
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 starting to work its magic for Canadian airliner manufacturer Bombardier
January 14, 2014 5
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.
January 4, 2014 8
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.
January 4, 2014 9
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 hot weather operations.
January 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 January.
January 2, 2014 16
Airbus A350-900 will not enter service until at least 1 October this year.
January 1, 2014 4
The shiny new toys neither Qantas nor Virgin Australia are likely to buy this year.
December 30, 2013 24
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.
December 30, 2013 17
Often claimed to be the most beautiful subsonic jet airliner yet built, 2013 saw off the last of the Vickers VC-10s
December 20, 2013 6
The 777-9 order rush resumes, with of course, no sign of Qantas
December 12, 2013 12
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 airliner as a total replacement for its current fleet of Airbus A320s.
November 20, 2013 5
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.
November 20, 2013 4
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.
November 17, 2013 2
The ambitions of the major Gulf carriers, Emirates, Etihad and Qatar, are only just becoming fully apparent