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 […]
Airbus Group NV is getting support from CIT Group Inc., a crucial leasing customer, as the planemaker pushes a new aircraft as a replacement for Boeing’s discontinued 757. CIT’s Transportation Financing unit is a likely buyer of Airbus’s proposed Airbus Long-Range A321neo, President Jeff Knittel said yesterday. With extra fuel tanks, the single-aisle jet would […]
The 757 is one of the seven Boeing commercial planes that have bagged more than 1,000 orders in their lifespan. Boeing once ruled the narrow body market with this acclaimed aircraft. The advent of more modern planes eventually ended its market. But, the 757 left a gap in not just Boeing’s portfolio but in the […]
It’s been nearly nine years since Boeing delivered its last Boeing 757, and Airbus Group is looking to take over the Boeing 757 slot with a model of its own. With airline profits growing and the aircraft manufacturing industry booming, what is Airbus bringing to the game to capture Boeing 757 market share? Neo series […]
Boeing Co. faces fresh pressure to devise a replacement for its discontinued 757 jetliner, favored by U.S. carriers for trans-Atlantic flying, as American Airlines studies a new Airbus Group NV model as an alternative. American’s interest in a long-range A321neo signals that Boeing may have to speed planning for a new 757 version, said Richard […]
Recently, Leeham News broke news to the world that Airbus is offering a new variant of the A321neo. This aircraft, dubbed the A321neoLR (rolls right off the tongue, right?) is set to extend the range of the aircraft an additional 400-500 nautical miles (nm) over the standard A321neo (now slated to be around the 4,000 […]
Airbus is aiming to introduce a higher-weight version of the A321neo in early 2019, in a bid to reinforce the type’s challenge to the Boeing 757 market. It has previously detailed four sub-variants for the A321neo, with maximum take-off weights ranging from 89t to 93.5t. But the airframer states that it will present a 97t […]
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On April 25, Kevin Townsend was flying high above the Pacific towards California when his plane suddenly and violently plummeted.