Airbus Pricing

Airbus announced their 2016 pricing and they added a 1.1% increase across the line.   So what does this look like? After all, no customer pays retail. Since each customer deal will see prices vary by many factors, we will stick to the retail prices to illustrate our...

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...

Another A350 takes to the skies

TAM Airlines’ first A350 XWB successfully took off from Toulouse today. The aircraft now progresses to the final production phase which includes further ground checks and flight tests, before delivery to TAM Airlines in December. TAM will become the first airline from...

A350 Final Assembly Line is ramping up

We had an opportunity this afternoon in Toulouse to visit the A350 FAL.  There are a number of aircraft in various stages of assembly.  Of those we saw, the highest MSN we saw was #28.  Airbus claims there are four outside the FAL being put through ground tests....