Posts Tagged “747-8”

The President Elect, Boeing, and Air Force One

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The President Elect, Boeing, and Air Force One






A controversial tweet from Donald Trump has caused concerns about the future of Air Force One.  The President Elect tweeted — The President Elect appears to be coming down hard on one of the key companies he supports for job creation and international trade, likely as a show of force to reduce the budget for…

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Boeing’s Numbers

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Boeing’s Numbers






Yesterday Boeing released their 2015 O&D numbers.  Let’s look at the numbers.  First a chart to show the scale of O&D changes between 2014 and 2015.  We excluded the BBJ numbers from the chart but have them in the tables – but they are small and have little impact on the big picture.

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The Transaero Mess

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Russian airline, Transaero, deep in financial difficulties, was supposed to be taken over by Aeroflot.  Turns out Aeroflot won’t be doing that because the company cannot get the 75%+1 share of Transaero it had expected.  The takeover has fallen through. Transportation Minister Maxim Sokolov told reporters yesterday that the government will not allow the airline…

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The A380neo Business Case

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The A380neo Business Case






AirInsight’s newest report is will be available Friday, January 16th. The report consists of 46 pages with 23 tables and charts. The report discusses potential engine options, the market for very large aircraft, frequencies, capacities, and constraints, and competitive economics, in reaching our conclusion regarding the business case for an A380neo. Our report is available…

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Wither the A380?

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Wither the A380?






The fact that the Very Large Aircraft segment has slow demand is not in doubt. Sales have been at lower levels than either Airbus or Boeing predicted. Today, they are nowhere near the number that Airbus predicted, and even lower than the number Boeing predicted, which is about half of Airbus forecast. Last week the…

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Lufthansa’s new long haul seating

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Lufthansa’s new long haul seating






As Lufthansa tweaks its business to become more competitive, it has undertaken some interesting actions on the long haul fleet. As the chart below shows, the three aircraft involved are seeing significant changes. The key item here is Lufthansa adding premium economy seating. The 747-400 loses first class and gets nearly 12% more seats. This…

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