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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...

GE Advancing Well With Ceramic Matrix Composites Testing

Ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) are being introduced into aircraft engines because of their ability to resist heat, as well as their ability to resist dust and debris in difficult environments, such as those in the Middle East. Although CMCs have been utilized on...

Will Boeing Need to Cut 777 Production Further, and Will it Ever Come Back to Current Levels?

Boeing confirmed that the announced production cut in the 777 line from 8.3 per month to five per month will begin in August, 2017, and then drop to 3.5 per month in 2018. The company had earlier announced a production cut from 8.3 per month to 7 per month beginning...