Boeing Leads Airbus With 61 Aircraft Delivery in October

Air Lease Corp Boeing 777-300ER

After the strongest September since began collating delivery data, both Airbus and Boeing delivered fewer aircraft this October. Besides the fact that the American manufacturer maintains its leading position over Airbus in terms of aircraft delivered in the 10th month of the year, Boeing continues to lead the 2014 delivery race by 96 units […]

Chinese Plane to Compete with Boeing, Airbus Models

comac c919 Simulation

China is seeking suppliers to develop its own wide-body passenger plane over the next decade, industry executives said, expanding its ambitions and rivalry with Boeing (IW 500/13) (BA) and Airbus (IW 1000/47). The proposed aircraft — tentatively called the C929 — would be state-backed Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC)’s largest, according to suppliers that […]

China Aircraft Leasing Talks to Boeing After Airbus Order

Air Asia Airbus A320

China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Ltd. (1848) is talking to Boeing Co. about a possible order after pledging to buy 100 Airbus Group NV (AIR) airliners valued at $10.2 billion to support expansion in its home region and beyond. The Chinese lessor, based in Hong Kong and known as CALC, committed to purchasing single-aisle A320 […]

Boeing to Go Head-to-Head With Airbus in China

Airbus A330-200

The pre-eminent Chinese air show kicks off next Tuesday in Zhuhai, and both Boeing Co. and rival Airbus are expected to take some new orders. What the new orders may obscure is the difficulties both companies face in the medium wide-body class, where Boeing’s 777 and Airbus’s current A330 are facing some near-term issues. First, […]

Boeing CEO Says Gulf-Carrier Hub Model Will Survive for Decades


Boeing Co. Chief Executive Officer Jim McNerney said the long-haul hub model that’s helped Gulf airlines become some of the biggest in the world will persist for years, forcing rival carriers to develop new strategies. “Given the technology I see available, which is the size and range of airplanes, I think that this business model […]

Delta and Alaska Airline Rivalry Could Be a Boost For Boeing

United Airlines Boeing 787 Livery

While the merger of United Airlines and Continental left a gaping hole at the ticket counter at SeaTac International Airport, frequent fliers are noticing an expansion of Delta and Alaska check-in stations these days. That expansion could mean a great boost to Boeing and Washington’s economy in the future — if state lawmakers hold the […]

ANALYSIS: Why China is the place to be for Airbus and Boeing

China Airlines Boeing 777-300ER

When Airbus launched a lower weight variant of the A330 pitched at the Chinese market last year, Boeing scoffed that its competitor was introducing old technology to China, with one salesperson going as far as to say it was an “insulting” move. The episode offers a telling glimpse into the fierce rivalry between the two […]

Boeing Says Oil Price Won’t Hurt Demand for Fuel-Efficiency

Boeing South Carolina 787 Final Assembly

Aircraft manufacturer Boeing reported healthy profits Wednesday as Boeing Chairman and CEO Jim McNerney assured investors that declining oil prices won’t crimp airlines’ desire to buy more fuel-efficient planes. McNerney seemed to allude to events such as the shooting down of Malaysia Flight 17 over Ukraine in July when he said, “Notwithstanding a somewhat richer […]

Airbus and Boeing are at War on Two Fronts

Airbus A321neo

The campaign for market share between Airbus and Boeing is being fought on two fronts. In single-aisles, both airframers have adopted similar gameplans by re-engining existing models and – with bulging backlogs and plans to ramp up monthly production between now and the end of the decade – are in a head-to-head battle for market […]