The A320neo delays

First it was Qatar.  Now its IndiGo.  Airbus has been doing a great job moving its neo program along.  The program’s sales are substantially ahead of the competing 737 MAX.  Everything looked so good until mid-December. IndiGo’s reaction to the delay is...

Lufthansa Airbus A320NEO Maiden Flight

The is the replacement for the original first delivery. Note the amazingly small noise footprint. And this is the airplane that should have been delivered first. This airline has a track record of not taking deliveries as planned.

Airbus A320neo Certified

Airbus announced that its A320neo, powered by Pratt & Whitney PurePower® engines, has received joint Type Certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). “Today’s announcement marks a significant...

The Transaero Mess

Russian airline, Transaero, deep in financial difficulties, was supposed to be taken over by Aeroflot.  Turns out Aeroflot won’t be doing that because the company cannot get the 75%+1 share of Transaero it had expected.  The takeover has fallen through....