Boeing Is Underestimating Emerging Japanese Competition –

Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) aircraft

At a welcoming banquet in Japan in the 1980s, Ford Motor chairman Philip Caldwell received a memorably double-edged compliment. “There is no secret about how we learned to do what we do, Mr. Caldwell,” said the head of Toyota Motor , Eiji Toyoda. “We learned it at the Rouge.” Toyoda was referring to Ford’s fabled […]

Boeing and Airbus: The Wide-Body Tug of War

Airbus A380 and Boeing 747

Wide-body planes form an essential part of aircraft makers’ business as they support a higher price tag than their narrow-body counterparts. Boeing predicts that in the coming two decades, 36,770 commercial planes valued at $5.2 trillion would be delivered by plane makers. The wide-body planes would account for 8,600 or 23% of the deliveries, but […]

What Emirates’ A350 Order Cancellation Means for Boeing and Airbus

Emirates Boeing Fleet

Airbus suffered a huge setback when its most-prized customer, Emirates , cancelled a multibillion-dollar deal for 70 A350-XWBs in June. What rubbed salt into the wound was that a month later, the Gulf carrier confirmed the order for 150 Boeing 777Xs. This has raised several questions regarding the relationship Emirates shares with the aviation majors. […]

Boeing Agrees to Fire-Suppression Fix on Some 787 Dreamliners

Boeing Co. and aviation regulators have agreed on mandatory replacement of certain foamlike blocks inside the structures of more than 80 of the company’s 787 Dreamliner jets to ensure fire-suppression systems will work properly in case of an emergency. A safety directive issued by the Federal Aviation Administration this week calls for replacement of missing […]

Global demand for aircraft projected at 27,000 in next 20 years

The global airlines will need an additional 27,000 planes in the next two decades, which is more than 1,000 aircraft per year, said a senior official of Airbus ProSky here on Wednesday. Addressing the fourth Arab Aviation and Media Summit 2014, Paul-Franck Bijou, chief executive officer of Airbus ProSky, said the Middle East region is […]

Boeing or Airbus: Which Company Will Dominate This Massive Market?

Built-from-scratch planes, reengineered jets, fuel-saving technology — the fight for global supremacy is intensifying between Airbus and Boeing . But which one will emerge as king rests a lot on how the duo capitalizes on the enormous growth opportunity of the Asia Pacific market. Let’s gauge the prospects of this burgeoning market, and see what […]

Boeing Facing Rising Competition In Fast-Growing China Airplane Market

Hainan Airlines Comac C919 V2

Boeing recently raised its long term demand forecast for new commercial airplanes from China. Last year, the airplane maker had predicted that 5,580 commercial airplanes would be delivered in China over the next 20 years. But driven by rapid expansion of low-cost carriers in the country, along side the Chinese government’s push to expand flight […]

Boeing Takes Lead to Build Space Taxi

Space Taxi

Boeing Co. appears positioned to beat out two smaller rivals for the bulk of a multibillion-dollar NASA contract to ferry astronauts to and from orbit, according to government and aerospace-industry officials. An award to Boeing would represent a victory over the newer Space Exploration Technologies Corp., or SpaceX, which had been considered a favorite in […]