Airbus ACJ Two Twenty:  A New Class of Business Jet?

Airbus ACJ Two Twenty: A New Class of Business Jet?

The Airbus ACJ Two Twenty was launched last October by Airbus, and is somewhat a cross between a business jet and business liner. The ACJ Two Twenty is smaller than the A320 family based ACJ or Boeing Business Jets, but still offers a cabin size 2-3 times that of the...
Dassault Falcon 6X Completes First Flight

Dassault Falcon 6X Completes First Flight

Dassault announced today that the Falcon 6X has completed its first flight, which was scheduled for the first quarter of 2021.  The maiden flight lasted 2 hours and 45 minutes, with the aircraft reaching FL400 and a speed of Mach 0.8. Flight test pilot Bruno Ferry...
Boeing’s Strategic Dilemma

Boeing’s Strategic Dilemma

Boeing has fallen behind Airbus in narrow-body market share, which was already dropping before the MAX grounding.  Airbus now holds a 65%-35% lead in narrow-body backlog, a position that is worrisome to Boeing management and its shareholders. Subscriber content...
Boeing’s 2020 Results

Boeing’s 2020 Results

News Boeing issued its 2020 annual report and financial results today. As expected, they are not pleasant. Because of the twin crises of the MAX and the pandemic, 2018 represents the last “normal” baseline year for Boeing, as shown in the highlights below: Subscriber...