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The big changes impacting airlines – Lufthansa points the way

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The big changes impacting airlines – Lufthansa points the way






On June 8 Air France/KLM warned about profits and over capacity.  Then came Lufthansa on June 11 with its own warning.  Such statements from mega-carriers should be taken seriously.  Meanwhile, another mega carrier, American Airlines seems quite satisfied with its status quo.   Mixed messages for sure. What to make of it? Related posts: Premium…

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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 Unplugged – Randy Tinseth post Dubai 2013

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Lufthansa’s Nico Buchholz

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Nico Buchholz, Executive Vice President Lufthansa Group Fleet Management, spoke with us today at a Lufthansa Academy event. Related posts: Why New Technology Airplanes are Late – The Continuing Saga Premium #151: 2014 in Review Lufthansa’s EVP Corporate Fleet discusses NEO, CS, LEAP-X and GTF Premium #214 – What might a CSeries order from Delta mean…

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Joe Sutter

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Mr Joe Sutter was 93 when we made this brief video with him. Lufthansa awarded him their first lifetime achievement award.  As you see him here, he recently had heart surgery.  What an impressive man.  After this interview he sat on a stage and took questions for about 45 minutes from an audience. Related posts:…

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The Long Goodbye (part 2)

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The Long Goodbye (part 2)






This is a continuation of our recent story on the demise of the 747. There have a spate of stories recently about the 747s future. Most of these stories talk about the lower costs of the Super Twins and how they can replace the 747.  Of course that is a big factor, but what are…

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