Posts Tagged “737NG+”

Boeing’s GoldCare – Changing Aftermarket Perceptions

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Boeing has an image problem with GoldCare. If you asked most people in the industry what GoldCare is, they would say it is a comprehensive “nose to tail by the hour” MRO solution for the 787 Dreamliner.  They would also likely opine that the program has not been particularly successful, and among the ISTAT community,…

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Boeing’s Commercial Order History

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Boeing’s Commercial Order History






Commercial aerospace is a long run business. The gestation of new programs takes years.   Of late, add a few more years to the newer and vastly more complex aircraft programs. In studying the following chart, note how Boeing has started to simplify its commercial business.  It may have a number of airplanes in its sales…

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Boeing Improves Performance Estimates for 737 MAX

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Boeing Improves Performance Estimates for 737 MAX






Boeing today confirmed an additional 1% fuel-efficiency improvement for the 737 MAX family of aircraft.  This addition brings the total fuel savings from 13% to 14% over the current generation 737NG models.  The additional 1% derives from improved aerodynamics, particularly associated with reducing drag created by vortices between the engine and wing, as well as…

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Beyond the Grounding – Lots of Positive News at Boeing

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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 agreement on an order for 200 additional 737NG aircraft, which…

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Airbus takes on MAX

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Airbus takes on MAX






Note: Plane Talking has this detailed story also about NEO v MAX. Boeing has been engaged in a campaign for months with the media, analysts and appraisers (and airlines, of course) that the 737 Next Generation is 8% more economical than today’s Airbus A320 and that the new 737-8 MAX will be 7% more economical…

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Pricing a Key to Initial LEAP-GTF Narrow-Body Battles

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Pricing a Key to Initial LEAP-GTF Narrow-Body Battles






The battle for aircraft engines in the narrow-body market has increased dramatically with the introduction of the PW1000G geared turbofan, which has emerged as a strong competitor to the CFM International LEAP engine that will replace its existing market share leader, the CFM-56.  The LEAP-X prototype shown below illustrates the new technology composite fan blades…

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