Airbus’s confirming this week that it will lift the a production rate of its A320 single aisle family of jets to 60 a month by mid 2019 has triggered informed talk of similar ambitions for the Boeing 737 family, and possibly even sooner.
Not much that has happened at the Paris Air Show is directly relevant to the Australian market, but Indonesia flag carrier Garuda is the exception.
They are very different airliners but they both face important issues that continue to attract analyst and carrier scrutiny. The giant Airbus A380 needs more sales, and the comparatively miniscule Boeing 737 MAX needs, according to a range of reports, a better new tech engine.
The A320 NEO first flight now underway, begins an age of putting existing airliners through hi-tech makeovers rather than the pursuing all new designs.
Airbus has shown off the first A320neo or New Engine Technology version of the single aisle airliner, and in recent guidance is confident that it will be 18 percent more efficient and thus substantially less costly to run on a like for like flight sector comparison than current A320s.
There is a public interest component in the latest order for 60 Boeing 737 MAX airliners, to aircraft leasing company ACG that is overlooked in the usual corporate ego stroking language of aircraft sales win press releases by any manufacturer. And that is the contribution the new technology engines which are slung under the wing […]
Airbus loses its cool with Boeing over allegedly misleading claims, and borrows it seems from the art of Australian political caricature
With perhaps as much innovation in PR as engineering, a new type of jet engine for Airbus A320s has been accorded a 'last bolt ceremony' but there is something important going on here.
Looking for clues as to what you competitor is up to is often the stuff of conspiracy theories, but maybe Airbus only needs to go the Boeing You Tube channel and study each freeze frame to get some insights. The video linked above is obviously all about the 737 MAX which is following the Airbus […]
There is ample reason to believe the two new airliner programs, the Airbus A350, and the Boeing 737 MAX, are under severe pressure to reconcile marketing hype with engineering reality. For those who have been on Pluto, the former is a slightly scaled up mid sized wide body replacement for the existing Airbus A330 line […]