Joe Sutter

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...

Will he or won’t he?

Qatar Airways’ CEO Akbar Al Baker is at it again, challenging an OEM. In June at the Paris air show he was gung ho for the 777x; “We would definitely want to be the launch customer”.  Mr Al Baker said he might be ready for the Dubai air show to...

A350XWB Update

Airbus delivered an A350XWB program update yesterday in Toulouse.  Clearly the company is feeling ever more confident in the program.  Airbus provided interesting data on the backlogs through October 8th. Notice how the market has swung from the current generation of...

HANEDA AND THE SUPER-TWINS

Last week, the Japanese government issued additional take-off and landing slots for international flights from Haneda, Tokyo’s downtown airport (picture). That airport, which is primarily used for domestic service, has recently added an additional runway, opening 20...