Posts Tagged “A320 NEO”

Lufthansa’s EVP Corporate Fleet discusses NEO, CS, LEAP-X and GTF

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Lufthansa’s EVP Corporate Fleet is Nico Buchholz and he is based in Frankfurt. Herr Buchholz is a very important man in the airline business; he and his team buy planes for Lufthansa, Swiss, Brussels, Austrian and BMI. So he is on many OEM speed dial lists. He and his team make fleet decisions that reverberate…

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Price war biggest threat to CSeries

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The Globe and Mail of Toronto has this recap of one element of our new Bombardier CSeries Study, and this is the greatest threat we see to BBD is the prospect of a price was initiated by Airbus and Boeing that it cannot hope to win. As discussed in our new Study, Airbus and Boeing…

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AirInsight Publishes Study, “Business Case for the Bombardier CSeries”

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AirInsight today issued a study, “The Business Case for the Bombardier CSeries,” that provides an in-depth analysis of the Canadian company’s leap into mainline jet manufacturing. Bombardier is the world’s third largest aircraft manufacturer, after Airbus and Boeing, and is the leader in regional jet and turboprop aircraft seating 50-100 passengers. The CSeries, with seating…

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The unpredictable Al-Baker

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What is Qatar’s CEO, Akbar Al-Baker, up to? The unpredictable Al-Baker, who has achieved the nickname U-Turn Al for his ability to pivot 180 degrees at a moment’s notice, seems to like the limelight in the press with his bombastic behavior. In his latest interview, he takes on Boeing and Bombardier. His frustration with Boeing…

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A Disconnect?

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Here’s a fascinating unfolding story – Boeing says there is no customer “pushing us to re-engine”.   The story, by Seattle P-I’s Aubrey Cohen, also links to a story by Bloomberg that speaks pretty clearly about how Boeing’s two major 737 customers feel.  Based on what we heard at Southwest’s Media Day last week, it appears…

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Rolls-Royce faces shrinking single-aisle airplane market-share

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Rolls-Royce is facing major challenges in the future, including being shut out of the single-aisle engine market. In a syndicated article picked up today by the India Times (the original ran about two weeks ago out of London), the dilemma facing Rolls is well laid out. The last purely Rolls single-aisle engine to be produced…

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