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Daily Insight: Tuesday 5 March 2019: Could Airbus Become More Aggressive?

News Airbus has a new management team, and unlike Boeing, has no development programs launched and in process.  Boeing has the 777X to complete, and is working on the yet un-launched NMA/797.  Airbus is ending production of the A380, and has an opportunity to pre-empt...

Daily Insight: Monday 18 February 2019: Who Benefits from the A380 Demise?

News Last week Airbus indicated that it will cease production of the A380 beginning in 2021.  That leaves it with no aircraft to offer larger than the 350 seat A350-1000. Boeing has a 425 seat 777-9 that will soon be delivered that offers competitive seat-mile...

The Boeing 797/NMA: An Economic Challenge

As we approach 2019, and the imminent announcement of what Boeing has in mind for the 797/NMA, let’s consider what drives the business case for the aircraft, and the economic performance that will be required to make it successful. We know that the aircraft will be in...