Posts Tagged “737 MAX”

The Winglet War

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Here’s a battle that sneaked up on the two big OEMs.  Obviously the threat has been known for some time, but it is now in the open.  The question is can the APB winglet, as seen on the 737, be regarded as IP that has been appropriated by Airbus as a “sharklet”?  Yesterday Airbus’ John…

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Peace in Seattle?

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Today there was big news from Seattle.  Boeing and one of its key unions (IAM 751) came to an agreement on differences going back a long time.  There were negotiations that were ongoing but seemed to have ratcheted up seriously into covering the big issues.  The union gets to keep the MAX at Renton which…

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Boeing’s great Dubai show

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Boeing’s great Dubai show






At the Paris show it was all Airbus all the time.  The Dubai show may see more Airbus news but they won’t top Boeing’s huge order. Boeing is having a great show so far. Starting with an order unlikely to be topped any time soon, Emirates provided Boeing with an order that could reach $26bn. …

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MAX program update: some design details emerge, many remain undefined

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MAX program update: some design details emerge, many remain undefined






Boeing Commercial Airplanes provided a program update on the 737 MAX today.  “The 737 is a more efficient, lighter design and requires less thrust than other airplanes in this class, which is important because weight and thrust have a significant effect on fuel efficiency and operating costs,” said John Hamilton, 737 Chief Program Engineer. “With…

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Boeing accelerates 737 production

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There has been talk about this for some time. Today Boeing announced it is going to accelerate 737 production from 31.5 planes per month to 35 per month.  It may not sound like much, but that is over 11% faster and consider Boeing delivered 376 737s in 2010.  Increase that by 11% and Boeing could…

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How come the lessors and valuation firms are warming to NEO and MAX?

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Our conversation with Gueric Dechavanne (VP at Collateral Verifications) covers the views from leasing firms and valuation firms of the next generation of single-aisle airplanes. As re-engine programs have gained momentum, we hear fewer complaints about current fleet values. Gueric explains how he sees this change and discusses long term values. We cover a lot…

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