Archive For September 30, 2010

150, 190 seat models for CSeries?

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The National Post of Canada reports that Bombardier has taken out trademarks for the CS500 and CS900, which might suggest a 150-seat and a 190-seat version of the CSeries could be in the hopper. Bombardier says it is merely taking out trademarks as a routine matter of legal action. Here is the story. Related posts:…

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Boeing confirms new 747-8 delay, but is another likely?

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Boeing today confirmed another long-expected delay of the 747-8, to mid-2011, but aerospace analysts think yet another 3-6 months might be coming. A fifth 747-8 will be added to the flight test program, and customers tell us Boeing is preparing to find and provide interim lift in the form of 747-400Fs to help them through…

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Rolls-Royce facing declining narrow-body market share

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This analysis was published on GLG news by Ernest Arvai earlier today and is reproduced here for our AirInsight blog readers. Related posts: With Airbus Validation, the Pratt & Whitney GTF is Poised for Market Leadership Airbus NEO Decision will be Based on Strategic Partners and Euro Politics Pricing a Key to Initial LEAP-GTF Narrow-Body…

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Boeing delivers Italy’s first tankers

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Boeing delivers Italy’s first tankers






Photo credit: Boeing In news just announced via Reuters, Italy is to get its first two Boeing 767 tankers this year.  The remaining two will be modified and be delivered later – no date has been announced. This delivery comes some five years late.  The announcement of this news comes at an important time for…

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Podcast – We discuss the Southwest/AirTran news

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There are few routes that overlap and lots of reasons for this deal to go through.  The fleet question (717)  is one that has a lot of people asking questions.  In our request for some color from Southwest we got the following “Once approved, the fleet will be fully Southwest’s with our aircraft in seating…

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Southwest Acquisition of AirTran will lead to 737-800 Order

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I published this analysis earlier today on GLG News, and have reproduced it here for our readers. Related posts: Podcast – We discuss the Southwest/AirTran news Southwest & Boeing – Some Thoughts Premium #118 – 737 Usage in Pictures Southwest Airlines fleet orders and swaps; market share implications

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