After 2020, Boeing on course to build more 787 Dreamliners in South Carolina than Washington

Boeing South Carolina 787 Final Assembly

Through 2020, expect Boeing Everett and North Charleston 787 Dreamliner lines to move toward parity. After that, North Charleston could pull ahead, partly because the mix of Dreamliner models weighs in its favor. As Boeing completes the Dreamliner lineup, the mid-sized 787-9, and the even-larger 787-10 (which will only be made in South Carolina) will […]

And All of a Sudden, Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner Is Popular Again!

Boeing 787 Dreamliner

The 787 “Dreamliner” program continues to serve as more of a nightmare for Boeing. Reporting earnings for the first time in 2015, Boeing warned investors last month that deferred production costs (aka, “losses”) at the company’s troubled Dreamliner program are continuing to grow. Company CFO Greg Smith still thinks Boeing will begin breaking even on […]

Boeing And Airbus’ Competition To Soar Once Again In 2015

Airbus Boeing

This month, airline manufacturer Boeing sold sixty-one 737 commercial airliners to a single buyer for a massive deal worth $6.6 billion at list prices. While the company revealed details of the order – 51 aircrafts were ordered in 2015, while 10 were ordered last year – few other details of the buyer were publicised by […]

Boeing Looks Set To Beat Airbus In Orders And Deliveries In 2014

Boeing 777

Boeing is set to beat competitor Airbus in the race for new commercial airplane orders and deliveries in 2014. Through November this year, Boeing has received net orders for 1,274 commercial airplanes, while Airbus has received net orders for 1,031 commercial airplanes. The launch of the wide-body 777X by Boeing in late 2013 has boosted […]

Gulf carriers’ business model sustainable for decades: Boeing

Qatar Airways Boeing 787

The Gulf airlines, predominantly Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways have played off their geographical location to establish themselves as some of the most influential airlines in the world. “The business model is obviously successful today; the UAE have essentially become the Hong Kong of this century,” McNerney said in Abu Dhabi. Hong Kong, utilising […]

Airbus U.S. Factory to Start With Larger A321 Jet, Instead of A320

Airbus A321

Airbus Group said on Tuesday it plans to start production at its first U.S. factory with the larger A321 jetliner instead of the A320 as originally planned, a move that reflects rising demand for the bigger jet. Airbus Americas President Barry Eccleston told an audience in Seattle that the European aircraft maker was switching the […]

Embraer Reports Weak Deliveries, Backlog Surges to $22.1B

Jetairfly Embraer E190

The commercial aviation and business aviation markets were delivered 19 and 15 jets, respectively. Embraer provided 16 of E-175s, 2 E-190s and 1 E-195s to the commercial aviation market, while the rest were delivered to the business aviation market, which included only Light jets. Embraer, however, reported a record order backlog of $22.1 billion as […]

Air France pilots see Transavia deal signed by mid-November

Transavia Boeing 737-800

Air France and its main pilots’ union SNPL said on Thursday they reached a tentative deal aimed at ending a dispute over the airline’s low cost unit Transavia France, sending shares in the airline up 6 percent. Air France said it expected the text they had agreed on to be signed in mid-November. Air France-KLM’s […]

China’s Aircraft-Buying Agency Signs Deal to Buy 70 A320-Family Jets

Spring Airlines Airbus A320-200

China Aviation Supplies Holding Company (CAS) has signed a general terms agreement (GTA) with Airbus for the purchase of 70 Airbus A320-family aircraft. All 70 of the new Airbus A320-family jets purchased by CAS for operation by Chinese carriers will be assembled at Airbus’ Final Assembly Line China (FALC) at Tianjin. The GTA was signed […]