Cathay Pacific, and maybe Swiss, signal that they aren't waiting for Boeing's NMA or MoM or whatever it might be
This seems to be the southern polar season for new wheeled jet services in Antarctica, with the charter arm of Icelandic starting Boeing 757 operations to the Union Glacier.
Despite the stories coming out of the Paris Air Show about the Boeing MoM or Middle of Market airliner, the situation concerning a slightly larger and longer flying replacement for its 757 line is one of total uncertainty.
There will be much gnashing of teeth and sobbing into anoraks today as the ghastly implications of a Reuters story quoting Boeing Chief Executive Officer Jim McNerney spreads throughout the ranks of plane spotters.
It will be 10 years this October since the last Boeing 757 left the factory in Seattle, but now something of a contest to build a replacement is fast taking shape between Airbus and Boeing.
The question as to whether there really is a market for an all new airliner to replace the long discontinued 757 design continues to fascinate, including at Boeing, which stopped making it in 2004.
The spotlight in the AF447 crash investigation has been applied to the three pitot tubes on the outside of the A330-200 which were being replaced world wide because of a history of faults. The tubes generate air speed data, and it has already been revealed that the pilots of the jet were getting incorrect or […]