Up Front http://aviationweek.com/taxonomy/term/8972/more en Opinion: How Boeing’s Low Bids Are Unsettling Defense http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-how-boeing-s-low-bids-are-unsettling-defense <div class="node-body article-body">Why Boeing’s decision to bid three recent defense programs at a loss with a fixed-price development structure is bad news for the industry.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-how-boeing-s-low-bids-are-unsettling-defense" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-how-boeing-s-low-bids-are-unsettling-defense#comments Up Front Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense AW.com Up Front North America Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 1882011 at http://aviationweek.com Boeing Opinion: Why The Widebody Market Is Mired In Misery http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/opinion-why-widebody-market-mired-misery <div class="node-body article-body">Route fragmentation that is killing large quadjets is also badly hurting medium-large twin-aisles. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/opinion-why-widebody-market-mired-misery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/opinion-why-widebody-market-mired-misery#comments Up Front Aviation Week & Space Technology Commercial Aviation AW.com Up Front Global Tue, 06 Nov 2018 09:00:00 +0000 1878221 at http://aviationweek.com Source: Teal Group Opinion: What’s Coming Next In Defense Consolidation? http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-what-s-coming-next-defense-consolidation <div class="node-body article-body">Will this wave continue? The prudent answer is “yes”—but with lots of caveats. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-what-s-coming-next-defense-consolidation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-what-s-coming-next-defense-consolidation#comments Up Front Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense Up Front AWST Global Thu, 25 Oct 2018 08:00:00 +0000 1872791 at http://aviationweek.com Harris Corp. Opinion: Why Customer Service Is An Aerospace Pain Point http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/opinion-why-customer-service-aerospace-pain-point <div class="node-body article-body">Aerospace OEMs need to look beyond shareholders.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/opinion-why-customer-service-aerospace-pain-point" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/opinion-why-customer-service-aerospace-pain-point#comments Up Front Aviation Week & Space Technology Commercial Aviation Up Front AWST Global Tue, 23 Oct 2018 08:10:00 +0000 1871041 at http://aviationweek.com Opinion: Why U.S. Defense Spending Has Reached Its Peak http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-why-us-defense-spending-has-reached-its-peak <div class="node-body article-body">A convergence of indicators suggests the recently passed defense appropriations act will mark the apex for U.S. defense spending. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-why-us-defense-spending-has-reached-its-peak" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-why-us-defense-spending-has-reached-its-peak#comments Up Front Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense Up Front AWST North America Fri, 12 Oct 2018 08:00:00 +0000 1862621 at http://aviationweek.com Opinion: Why Commercial Airplanes Are Behind Boeing’s Military Wins http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-why-commercial-airplanes-are-behind-boeing-s-military-wins <div class="node-body article-body">These victories, while impressive, have led to questions on pricing and whether the company is effectively buying the market by offering the lowest prices around.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-why-commercial-airplanes-are-behind-boeing-s-military-wins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-why-commercial-airplanes-are-behind-boeing-s-military-wins#comments Up Front Aviation Week & Space Technology Commercial Aviation Defense AW.com Up Front Global Sat, 06 Oct 2018 02:00:00 +0000 1860271 at http://aviationweek.com Teal Group Opinion: Why Japan’s Aerospace Strategy Needs A Rethink http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/opinion-why-japan-s-aerospace-strategy-needs-rethink <div class="node-body article-body">Japan is one of the world’s most important supplier nations, but events this year show that its position faces major challenges. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/opinion-why-japan-s-aerospace-strategy-needs-rethink" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/opinion-why-japan-s-aerospace-strategy-needs-rethink#comments Up Front Aviation Week & Space Technology Commercial Aviation Defense Up Front AWST Global Thu, 27 Sep 2018 08:00:00 +0000 1856071 at http://aviationweek.com Opinion: What Is The Purpose Of Space Exploration? http://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/opinion-what-purpose-space-exploration <div class="node-body article-body">There could be a space-induced leap in human consciousness as we collectively become a spacefaring civilization.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/opinion-what-purpose-space-exploration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/space-exploration/opinion-what-purpose-space-exploration#comments Space Exploration Up Front Aviation Week & Space Technology Space Up Front AWST Global Mon, 10 Sep 2018 08:00:00 +0000 1847631 at http://aviationweek.com Credit: NASA/JSC Opinion: Washington’s Defense Disconnect http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-washington-s-defense-disconnect <div class="node-body article-body">Pentagon leaders want 3-5% budget growth after inflation. The next White House budget probably won’t give them that.</div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-washington-s-defense-disconnect" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/defense/opinion-washington-s-defense-disconnect#comments Up Front Aviation Week & Space Technology Defense Up Front AWST Global Thu, 06 Sep 2018 08:00:00 +0000 1846671 at http://aviationweek.com Credit: Andrew Harrer/Getty Images Opinion: Just How Big Is The Global Aerospace Industry? http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/opinion-just-how-big-global-aerospace-industry <div class="node-body article-body">The top 10 countries account for 87% of world aerospace output, but will face a challenge by China as it tries to assert aerospace dominance. </div> <p><a href="http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/opinion-just-how-big-global-aerospace-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://aviationweek.com/commercial-aviation/opinion-just-how-big-global-aerospace-industry#comments Up Front Aviation Week & Space Technology Commercial Aviation Defense Up Front AWST Global Tue, 28 Aug 2018 08:15:00 +0000 1843081 at http://aviationweek.com Sources: Aerodynamic Advisory and the Teal Group