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Airbus going to 60 A320s a month sparks a deliveries contest

Airbus going to 60 A320s a month sparks a deliveries contest

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.

Garuda’s fleet ambitions made clearer in Paris

Garuda’s fleet ambitions made clearer in Paris

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.

Airbus, Boeing face continued issues with A380s, 737 MAXs

Airbus, Boeing face continued issues with A380s, 737 MAXs

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.

Airbus A320 NEO inaugurates the age of re-engined jets

Airbus A320 NEO inaugurates the age of re-engined jets

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 rolls out the first A320neo

Airbus rolls out the first A320neo

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.

Boeing and the really, truly big news about the 737 MAX

Boeing and the really, truly big news about the 737 MAX

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 […]

Uh oh! Airbus jabs Boeing with ad that looks like a Canberra caricature

Uh oh! Airbus jabs Boeing with ad that looks like a Canberra caricature

Airbus loses its cool with Boeing over allegedly misleading claims, and borrows it seems from the art of Australian political caricature

Airbus goes the last bolt with new A320 engine option

Airbus goes the last bolt with new A320 engine option

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.

Boeing 737 MAX answers blowing in the wind … tunnel

Boeing 737 MAX answers blowing in the wind … tunnel

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 […]

Neither the 737 MAX nor A350 add up at present

Neither the 737 MAX nor A350 add up at present

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 […]