This doesn’t even need to be said, but I have to start this post somehow: It has been a terrible couple of years for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. The company tried to fight the Bombardier C-Series but ended up strengthening it, now as the A220, under Airbus. Its reactive strategy to … Read the post
This week’s featured link
December 2019 Letter – richardaboulafia.com
I keep wanting to write about the ever-worsening situation at Boeing, but I just don’t pay close enough attention to the aerospace side to be able to add enough value on the minutiae. I will certainly have more to say when … Read the post
This week’s featured link:
Lufthansa to start flying to Ljubljana after Adria Airways’ collapse – Reuters
Question: Oh no, what will happen if our national airline fails?! Answer: A better airline will move in and serve the markets that have demand.
After Ethiopian 302 crashed on takeoff from Addis Ababa, I thought the decision to ground the airplane was hasty. But now after reading the entire preliminary report that came out last week, I’ve changed my tune. Now that we have more complete information, I would agree that grounding the … Read the post
In my post last Thursday, I laid out why I thought the 737 MAX shouldn’t have been grounded with the information we knew at the time. Some readers took that as me standing behind Boeing, but that’s not the case. Even if the airplane is safe to fly, it should … Read the post
When the 737 MAX operating Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 crashed on takeoff from Addis Ababa last Sunday, the pressure immediately began to mount. Since this accident happened during the same phase of flight as the Lion Air accident last year, the dots were instantly connected… even if they shouldn’t necessarily … Read the post
It’s a trio of airline-produced content this week…
This week’s featured link:
Delta introduces auto check-in for Fly Delta app users – Delta News Hub
Checking in for a flight is a relic of the past. It used to be that you had to check in so you could get … Read the post
This week is the Paris Air Show, the pinnacle of the air show circuit (alternating with Farnborough every other year). It’s usually an opportunity for aircraft manufacturers to shine by revealing a slew of orders along with future development plans. This year, those order books are somewhat lighter, especially … Read the post
After SilkAir’s delivery ceremony for the airline’s first new 737-800 and the dinner at the Museum of Flight that evening, you’d think I’d be all geeked-out. You’d be wrong. I was extremely excited for what happened the following day, a tour of Boeing’s 737 factory in Renton.