The chart tells the story. Airbus clearly pulled out all the stops to fix its supply chain troubles on the A350 this past year. December was a blowout performance. Continue reading
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.
Bombardier announced that its 2016 C Series deliver schedule will be delayed, while citing the statistics from the first two aircraft in service with Swiss. The good news is that the two CS100 aircraft in service with SWISS have collectively flown nearly 400 revenue flights, and accumulated nearly 600 flight hours. The bad news is that Bombardier stated engine delivery delays will cause delivery reductions from a planned 15 to only 7 aircraft in 2016. Since the OEMs are paid their final installment on delivery of aircraft, it impacts revenues and cash flow. The company will deliver the third CS100 to SWISS next month and deliver the first CS300 to airBaltic in the fourth quarter.
The supply chain is under stress. During the UTC media day event prior to the Farnborough airshow, P&W pointed out their greatest concern was parts supply and the supply chain. At that time, one official noted that P&W and CFM… Continue reading
Airbus launched its new Cabin brand “Airspace by Airbus”. At the heart of this new philosophy Airbus connects the well-being of passengers with the operational performance of its airline customers. Representing the best of Airbus’ cabin innovation and design, Airspace will offer a sophisticated, flexible canvas as a back-drop to enhance the airlines’ own brands.
Airbus also launched the new cabin for the forthcoming A330neo airliner, which embodies Airspace by Airbus and is inspired by the cabin of its sibling, the new A350 XWB. Continue reading