The importance of the A350-1000

Today Airbus had another first flight, this time the A350-1000.  The aircraft looks good.  A video from AirlineFlyer captured the moment from this morning’s takeoff. It is exciting when a new aircraft enters the market.  But what makes this aircraft special? ...

GE9X coming together

GE announced the assembly of their first GE9X engine that will start testing 1H16 is underway.  This comes four years before the engine flies on the 777X. The GE9X engine is in the 100,000 lb thrust class. “Assembly of the first full GE9X engine is on track and coming...

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...