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July 21, 2024
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An editorial opinion by Dr. Loren Thompson was published in Aviation Week and Space Technology entitled “Why Boeing’s CSeries Concerns are Justified.”  AirInsight fundamentally disagrees with that opinion and offers this rebuttal to the specious arguments presented. Dr. Thompson’s words are in italics.

“The one thing these critics all have in common is that they are not responsible to Boeing’s shareholders and stakeholders. Boeing’s management is, and what it sees in the C Series is a government-subsidized attempt to subvert its most important product line: the single-aisle 737 jetliner that has dominated commercial air travel for half a century. In fact, 737s are so ubiquitous that on average, one takes off every 5 sec. around the clock. Boeing would like to keep it that way by continuously improving the product.”

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Addison Schonland
Co-Founder AirInsight. My previous life includes stints at Shell South Africa, CIC Research, and PA Consulting. Got bitten by the aviation bug and ended up an Avgeek. Then the data bug got me, making me a curious Avgeek seeking data-driven logic. Also, I appreciate conversations with smart people from whom I learn so much. Summary: I am very fortunate to work with and converse with great people.