Ryanair Adds To Boeing Critiques; Looks To ‘Reasonable’ Profits In 2023

By Helen Massy-Beresford May 16, 2022
In the latest high-profile criticism of Boeing, Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary said the U.S. aircraft manufacturer’s management needs to “up its game.”   
Airlines & Lessors

Daily Memo: Boeing’s Painful Commercial Aircraft Journey Continues

By Jens Flottau May 06, 2022
Boeing’s journey has been painful for years, but the last few days have brought further developments that make its recovery challenge even harder.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Concessions Aside, Boeing Did Not Finance Airliner Deliveries Again

By Michael Bruno May 02, 2022
Customer concessions for delayed 737 MAXs or 787s aside, Boeing did not have to finance the delivery of any of its airliners in 2021, the second year in a row that third-parties have backed all aircraft receipts, according to Boeing Capital executives.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Daily Memo: The Freighter Market’s Post-COVID Boom

By Helen Massy-Beresford Feb 16, 2022
In recent months, high-profile launches from Airbus (the A350F) and Boeing (the 777-8F) demonstrate that manufacturers have seized on the market’s appetite for new freighters, while conversions are in demand too.  
Airlines & Lessors

Daily Memo: Airbus, Qatar Airways Need To Define Exit Strategies

By Jens Flottau Jan 31, 2022
The ongoing bad-tempered dispute between Airbus and Qatar Airways has to be resolved somehow.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Daily Memo: Asia-Pacific Fleet Reaches Post-Pandemic High

By Adrian Schofield Jan 27, 2022
There are promising recovery signs for the Asia-Pacific region as the in-service aircraft fleet steadily rebuilds, although the growth rate has been quicker for narrowbodies than widebodies.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Boeing Reveals New 787 Delays But Suggests Delivery Resumption In Sight

By Sean Broderick Jan 26, 2022
Boeing’s 787 production-quality work required to satisfy FAA concerns and resume deliveries includes more extensive repairs than previously understood as well as some work on every aircraft. 

U.S. Airlines Warn 5G Safety Risks Go Beyond Altimeters

By Sean Broderick Jan 17, 2022
Just days from AT&T and Verizon Wireless beginning the already twice-delayed initial 5G rollout, many questions remain unanswered.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Daily Memo: Will Aerospace Stock Results Be More Of The Same? Many Think So

By Michael Bruno Jan 06, 2022
Share prices of publicly traded A&D companies in 2021 were up from catastrophic 2020, but still down from pre-pandemic heights.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Atlas Air Orders Four More 777Fs To Help Meet Growing Cargo Demand

By Ben Goldstein Jan 06, 2022
The first delivery is scheduled for November 2022, with additional handovers expected through 2023. 
Airlines & Lessors

Daily Memo: Leaving Boeing For Airbus

By Jens Flottau Dec 23, 2021
Strategically important wins for Airbus underscore the depth of Boeing’s troubles.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Honeywell Starts Testing Upgraded T55 For CH-47

By Steve Trimble Dec 02, 2021
The upgrade is Honeywell’s answer to a move by GE Aviation to offer the more powerful T408 turboshaft engine as a future upgrade option.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Canadian Government Disqualifies Boeing Bid For Fighter Deal

By Steve Trimble Dec 01, 2021
The decision leaves the Lockheed Martin F-35A Block 4 and Saab Gripen E in the competition for the Future Fighter Capability contract.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Boeing To Build 6 More MH-47G Block II Chinooks

By Brian Everstine Nov 30, 2021
Boeing will build six more MH-47G Block II Chinooks for U.S. Army Special Operations Command.
Budget, Policy & Operations

Airbus Helicopters Still Awaiting Tiger Mk. 3 Upgrade Contract

By Tony Osborne Nov 30, 2021
Airbus Helicopters remains hopeful of securing a contract to upgrade Europe’s Tiger helicopters, despite German interest in the Apache.
Budget, Policy & Operations

The Weekly Debrief: New Report Revives Old Fears For Boeing In Canada

By Steve Trimble Nov 29, 2021
Nearly five years after a Canadian government vs. Boeing meltdown, the company’s defense business still faces extra scrutiny in Ottawa..
Budget, Policy & Operations

ATSG Bolstering 767-300 Converted Freighter Fleet

By Alan Dron Nov 04, 2021
There are more than 100 orders and commitments for the 767-300BCF, and the latest commitment builds on a record year of orders for Boeing’s family of freighters.
Airlines & Lessors

FAA Certification Reforms Advancing, Dickson Tells Lawmakers

By Sean Broderick Nov 03, 2021
The FAA’s compliance with recently enacted aircraft certification reforms is progressing, the agency’s top official said, underscoring that required changes combined with other agency initiatives are changing how the regulator works with companies, notably Boeing.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Daily Memo: Aerospace Has Supply Chain Issues, But Not Those Issues

By Michael Bruno Nov 03, 2021
The big, scary supply chain issue haunting the aerospace industry is actually the fragility and weakening position of lower-tier suppliers whose fate depends on the robustness of a commercial aero recovery.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Intra-African Air Traffic Tipped For Strong Growth, Boeing Says

By Alan Dron Oct 21, 2021
Intra-African growth is expected to be the strongest category for African airlines, at around 6.5% per year, considerably above the global growth rate in air transport of 4%.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Insitu Adds Dutch AMBeR To Integrator UAS Payloads

By Steve Trimble Oct 07, 2021
The Affordable Multi-Beam Radar (AMBeR) adds another sensor option for the 165-lb. Integrator tactical unmanned aircraft system
Sensors & Electronic Warfare

Boeing Creates Digital Team For Next New Commercial Aircraft

By Guy Norris Sep 29, 2021
Boeing is establishing an Integrated Product Team (IPT) to digitally pave the way for the design and production of its next commercial aircraft using capabilities and methods largely perfected on a recent set of military programs.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Daily Memo: The C919 Conundrum: Duopoly To Triopoly?

Sep 21, 2021
The C919’s expected entry into service before the end of 2021 has revived talk that COMAC could grab a big share of the narrowbody market in the coming years. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

Boeing Announces New MQ-25 Factory

By Brian Everstine Sep 17, 2021
The 300,000-sq.-ft. facility, expected to be completed in 2024, initially will employ 150 mechanics and engineers.
AFA Air Space and Cyber Conference

Daily Memo: Downturn Prompts Cargo Shift As Airlines Look To Fill Void, Diversify Revenue

By Sean Broderick Sep 17, 2021
Boeing’s new 20-year commercial market outlook reflects the ramifications of what the company says is about two years of lost growth. 
Airlines & Lessors