Airbus’ 2016 A350 deliveries

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. Late last year, Airbus offered a seemingly impossible goal – delivering 50 A350s in 2016.  In...

The importance of the A350-1000

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. It is exciting when a new aircraft enters the market.  But what makes this aircraft special? ...

Bombardier Delays Deliveries due to Engine Supply Issues

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...