Farnborough 2010 – Expectations too high?

As we head into air show week, it might be worthwhile to consider that perhaps expectations for the show are too high.  While airlines are doing better than last year, many are hoarding cash to repair balance sheets.  Or they should be. The biggest news at these shows...

Airbus on WTO and Tanker

Today we have a call with Airbus Americas Chairman, Allan McArtor. Earlier today Mr McArtor an his colleagues held a briefing on their tanker submission. Our call is essentially a follow up on that briefing and Mr McArtor provides some color on how Airbus sees the WTO...

WTO part 2 delayed – Airbus response

In a PR piece just received, Airbus quotes its CEO Tom Enders responding to the WTO announcement of a further delay of the report in the Boeing subsidies case (DS 353): “We are surprised and disappointed by the last minute announcement of yet another delay by...

A Swiss solar powered truimph

What a wonderful aerospace success for the Swiss! A single seat plane powered by the sun completed a successful test flight and it shows that (in theory) it might fly indefinitely, recharging its batteries as it travels. The Solar Impulse craft landed at 8am this...