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Airbus snags 300 aircraft order from China

Chairman Xi Jinping, visiting France, signed an agreement between the Chinese government and Airbus for 300 new aircraft.  The order will include 290 aircraft from the A320neo family, as well as 10 from the A350XWB family, going to 13 airlines.  A breakdown of...

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...

Delta’s A330neo and A350 decision

Last week Delta announced it was adding 10 Airbus 330-900neo aircraft to its fleet.  Simultaneously, Delta reduced its near-term A350-900 purchase commitment to a total of 15 aircraft from 25. The 10 previously on order A350 aircraft have been deferred to 2025-26 with...

#141- The Stressed Aerospace Supply Chain

Airbus and Boeing are increasing production rates for their single aisle aircraft dramatically. Boeing has already...

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Premium #128 – Farnborough Expectations

Next week is the biggest air show of the year. The industry looks forward to it because so much news is announced that...

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