Boeing executive sees strong demand for 737 MAX, confident on 777

Demand for fuel-efficient narrowbody jetliners like the Boeing 737 MAX remains “very strong” despite the recent oil price slump, the planemaker’s top salesman said on Wednesday. Although lower oil prices might make some airlines hesitate about upgrading their fleets, the overall boost to the economy from cheaper energy is sustaining new jet demand, he said. […]

Boeing Revisits Past In Hunt For 737 / 757 Replacements

United Airlines Boeing 757

For years, Boeing wrestled with how to replace a best–selling single-aisle product with an all-new design in one size s-ector while simultaneously protecting the longer-range, middle-of-the-market (MOM) from the predatory ambitions of Airbus. Although this may sound like the 737 and 757 replacements conundrum faced by Boeing today, it is, in fact, the scenario that […]

Boeing 737s In High Demand

Boeing 737 MAX with updated winglets

Boeing announced that it will increase production on the 737 programme to 52 planes per month in 2018 in response to strong market demand from customers worldwide. Once the increase is implemented, the 737 programme is expected to build more than 620 airplanes per year, the highest rate ever for the world’s best-selling commercial aircraft. […]

World’s Most Popular Aircraft: Boeing 737 or Airbus A320?

Boeing 737 Max

Boeing Co. launched its 737 family of jets in 1964, and since then the company has snagged 12,257 firm orders for the plane. Airbus launched its competitor single-aisle, narrow-body family, the A320, in March 1984 and claims 11,021 firm orders since the A320’s launch. Boeing’s 20-year longevity lead tips the scales in the company’s favor, […]

Qantas bring in John Travolta to unveil new “retro” Boeing 737

Qantas John Travolta

QANTAS has named its “retro” Boeing 737 after former chief executive James Strong and celebrated its 94th birthday by bringing in film star John Travolta to officially unveil it in Seattle today. The 1970s livery marks the first time the famous winged kangaroo has been seen on an in-service Qantas plane since 1984. The airline […]

Does Boeing Need More Than A 737 Max to Win the Narrow-Body Battle?

Airbus A320neo

A few days back, Boeing announced that it plans to replace the 737 Max by 2030. In May, CEO Jim McNerney had said that Boeing won’t “pursue moonshots,” referring to the 787 Dreamliner. Without mincing words, he had called built-from-scratch programs “apocryphal risk.” In a complete u-turn, the company’s now showing keen interest in building […]