ANALYSIS: Engine makers prepare for possible new Boeing aircraft

Jet Engine Rolls-Royce

By the end of the decade, a remarkable six clean-sheet commercial aircraft engines spanning two generations of propulsion technology are expected to enter service. That long parade of fleet introductions – sporting all-new propulsion brands such as GEnx, Trent 1000, Trent XWB, PW1000G, Leap and GE9X – are aimed either at replacing decade-old families of […]

Boeing gets China Eastern order for fifty 737s

China Eastern Boeing 737

China Eastern Airlines has ordered 50 single-aisle 737 aircraft from Boeing, the Shanghai-based carrier said in a statement to the Hong Kong stock exchange Thursday. Each plane has a list price of about $91 million, the company said in the statement. That would make the order worth $4.6 billion, though airlines usually get substantial discounts […]

American Airlines Delays New Deliveries From Boeing, Airbus

American Airlines and US Airways Tails

In late May, American Airlines Group Inc. CEO Doug Parker told Bloomberg News that his company would compete “aggressively” with discount carriers by adding more seats and cutting fares to keep flights full. Friday morning American said it would delay delivery of five new planes from Boeing Co. and 35 new planes from Airbus. Parker’s […]

Boeing muscles in on Airbus – VietJet romance

VietJet Air Airbus A320

Communist-led Vietnam is one of the toughest markets for privately-owned airlines to succeed in, but any that do are rewarded with a benign competitive landscape. Since its launch in 2012, Ho Chi Minh-based VietJet Air – Vietnam’s sole remaining private operator – has secured one-third of the domestic market from state-controlled Vietnam Airlines and taken […]

Boeing ups jet demand forecast; no hurry on 757 successor

737 Assembly Renton Washington

Boeing Co boosted its 20-year forecast for aircraft demand by 3.5 percent on Thursday, predicting two out of every five new jets will feed Asia’s booming travel market. The U.S. planemaker expects airlines and freight firms to take delivery of 38,050 jets worth $5.6 trillion by 2034, compared with 36,770 it predicted last year. Boeing’s […]

Delta to buy 40 Boeing 737 jets, 20 Embraer aircraft in $4 billion deal

Delta Airlines Boeing 737

Delta Air Lines Inc. will enter into a deal with The Boeing Co. to buy 40 new 737-900ERs and 20 Embraer E190 aircraft upon ratification of a tentative agreement covering more than 12,000 Delta pilots. The planes are valued at about $4 billion at list prices, according to Bloomberg. The tentative union agreement, which was […]

Is Boeing About to Make Some Noise in the Business Jet Market?

737 Max

After markets closed on Monday, Boeing Co. announced that it had received two orders for its Boeing Business Jets (BBJs). Two unnamed customers have each ordered one aircraft: a 737-based BBJ and a BBJ 787-8. The company also won a commitment from a China-based airline and two leasing firms for 60 of Boeing’s 737 MAX […]

Boeing says efficiency supports strong outlook, despite hurdles

Boeing 737 MAX

Citing steady demand from airlines, Boeing Co said on Tuesday it is capable of raising 737 jetliner output by 43 percent to 60 a month, as it gave a rosy outlook despite concerns about orders, overall production and defense spending. Boeing Chief Executive Jim McNerney said market fundamentals that support higher jetliner production are unchanged, […]

Is the Airbus A320 really outselling the Boeing 737? Depends on what you count

Boeing 737 Max

Airbus is claiming its A320 is the world’s “best-selling single-aisle product line.” That caught my eye as the press release came across my desk this morning. I was surprised. So I looked into it and found that its not quite true when you look at both Airbus’ and Boeing’s long-term sales. The claim came following […]