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Beyond the Grounding – Lots of Positive News at Boeing

While the continued grounding of the 787 is not a positive for Boeing, our industry sources indicate that the next few weeks will bring several other developments that are quite positive news for Boeing. 1. A major order from Ryanair Ryanair and Boeing are nearing...

Will Aluminum-Lithium Beat Composites for Narrow Body Airliners?

This analysis was posted on GLG News October 18th, and is reproduced here for our readers. Aluminum-Lithium alloys will likely become the material of choice over composites for the fuselages of the next generation of narrow-body aircraft. Lighter than traditional...

No CSeries Orders at Farnborough – No Need for Panic

I published an analysis on the lack of CSeries orders at Farnborough on GLGNews today, and have added graphical data to that article for our Air Insight blog readers.  As posted before the show on this blog, Air Insight did not expect orders for the CSeries at...

Aluminum Alloys to Challenge Composites?

Aluminum manufacturer Alcan, a division of Rio Tinto PLC, has announced new aluminum alloys under the brand name AirWare that are lighter in weight and can compete with carbon fiber composite materials.  With composites gaining a significant share of the aerospace...

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