Replacing the 757

The two big OEMs tell us they have a ”natural” replacement for the 757 — the A321neo and 737-9MAX. Unfortunately, neither option appears optimal, as both fall short on range, payload, and runway performance.  Is there a market for a true 757 replacement, and...

Assessing the MAX Story

Boeing’s 737 MAX is beginning to take off nicely. It still has less than half the firm orders of the Airbus A320neo and Boeing failed to convert as many commitments to firm orders during the Farnborough Air Show as it had hoped, but progress is being made. Perhaps a...

Perspective on the A350 Delay

Airbus parent EADS Friday (July 27) announced a three month delay in the planned Entry-into-Service, to well into the second half of 2014 instead of mid-year. Problems with drilling holes in the wing assembly are blamed for this delay, the third and which now...