Posts Tagged “787”

CS100 awarded London City certification

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CS100 awarded London City certification






Bombardier announced that Transport Canada and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) awarded its CS100 its steep approach certifications. The CS100 aircraft’s capability to operate at challenging airports such as London City (LCY) Airport was validated by a comprehensive flight test program. Swiss International Air Lines will be the first airline to operate the C…

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The next Battle of The Atlantic

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There was a previous battle in world war two.  The next one will not be violent but looks to be as belligerent.  The next battle will be in the skies over the Atlantic as the newcomer LCCs pour capacity into the market and upset what has become a comfortable club for network airlines. The belligerents…

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Aer Lingus eyeing A321LRs?

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Aer Lingus eyeing A321LRs?






News from Bloomberg suggests that AerLingus is about to announce a decision to select the Airbus A321LR to replace its Boeing 757s.  These 757s are primarily used to connect Ireland and US east coast cities.  The Boeing 757 is a remarkable aircraft that enjoyed great popularity long after Boeing stopped making them.  But the existing…

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Norwegian’s massively disruptive business model

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Norwegian’s massively disruptive business model






The airline business is competitive – more so than most other types of business.  It is also a complex business because its reach is global.  The airlines that have dominated the industry so far tended to be network, or legacy, carriers.  In some markets, where traffic volumes allowed it, low cost carriers (LCCs) managed to…

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Premium #311 – Boeing’s 787 future lies with the -9 & -10

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Premium #311 – Boeing’s 787 future lies with the -9 & -10






The industry adage is that airlines order aircraft in good times and take delivery of them in bad times.  Timing, as always, is everything.   Ordering aircraft is something airlines do with a long-term view. This chart shows how the long term book to bill ratio has been tracking. As we can see, 2017 looks likely…

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Premium #306 – The implications of Boeing’s 787 Deferred Production Cost

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Premium #306 – The implications of Boeing’s 787 Deferred Production Cost






How is the 787 doing in the market?  The 787 program is key to Boeing’s financial success, and needs additional sales to enable recovery of the $29 billion in development costs over the life of the program. Boeing has a huge amount of its capital tied up in this program.   A leading analyst estimates that…

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