Articles Tagged ‘Boeing’

United Airlines orders 50 A321XLRs to replace 757s to Europe

United Airlines orders 50 A321XLRs to replace 757s to Europe

United Airlines is the largest user of the 757 from the US-Europe. In S19, United had 14 European routes with the 757. The A321XLR is to replace them.

Part two: Volotea sees strong rise in competition with big LCCs

Part two: Volotea sees strong rise in competition with big LCCs

41% of Volotea’s seats now have competition with easyJet, Vueling and Ryanair, up from 15% in 2015. Meanwhile, Volotea is becoming less seasonal.

Back to the future, part one: 767 still 3rd by transatlantic capacity, and Boeing's future NMA?

Back to the future, part one: 767 still 3rd by transatlantic capacity, and Boeing’s future NMA?

This week saw rumours of a re-engining for the Boeing 767. We look at how, 37 years after EIS, one of the most used types in the transatlantic market could evolve into the perfect New Mid-market Aircraft.


Laudamotion opens its latest base in Palma de Mallorca

Laudamotion opens its latest base in Palma de Mallorca

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Laudamotion opens its latest base in Palma de Mallorca, Allegiant announces services to St Petersburg-Clearwater, Vueling celebrated carrying its 15th Million Passenger from Bilbao, Ethiopian wins fifth-freedom flights, Japan Airlines celebrated its first A350-900 aircraft, Brisbane airport announces direct flights to USA for 2020, and Airbus and Boeing […]

Airbus and Boeing delivery review – July 2018; Airbus adds A220 series to delivery books as its productivity improves 64%; Boeing down 33%

Airbus and Boeing delivery review – July 2018; Airbus adds A220 series to delivery books as its productivity improves 64%; Boeing down 33%

Airbus and Boeing in July handed over 116 aircraft between them. However, Airbus was responsible for 66% of handovers, with Boeing’s delivery rate at its lowest for a monthly period since January 2012, with the slowdown being a result of engine providers struggling to hit record output targets.

Airbus and Boeing’s productivity rate improves 3.5% in H1 2018, with the North American manufacturer responsible for 55% of deliveries

Airbus and Boeing’s productivity rate improves 3.5% in H1 2018, with the North American manufacturer responsible for 55% of deliveries

Airbus and Boeing together handed over 681 aircraft to airline customers in H1 2018, 23 more than the two managed during H1 2017. However, while overall unit deliveries are up, data shows that wide-body distribution rates dropped 5.5%. Jonathan Ford details the companies’ delivery performance for H1 2018.


Airbus and Boeing's productivity improved 2.6% in May; 26% of units went to low-cost operators; Air Italy greets first 737 MAX 8

Airbus and Boeing’s productivity improved 2.6% in May; 26% of units went to low-cost operators; Air Italy greets first 737 MAX 8

In May Airbus and Boeing combined handed over 119 units to customers, up from 116 deliveries in May 2017. Of those deliveries, 31 went to low-cost operators. Among the highlights for May include Air Italy receiving its first 737 MAX 8, while LEVEL collected its latest A330-200 for its Paris Orly base.

Airbus outperforms Boeing for deliveries in April; combined productivity down 3.1%; Primera Air gets first A321neo

Airbus outperforms Boeing for deliveries in April; combined productivity down 3.1%; Primera Air gets first A321neo

Airbus and Boeing managed to deliver 95 aircraft between them in April, down 3.1% versus the same month last year. Among the delivery highlights for the fourth month of 2018 included Primera Air getting its first A321neo, allowing the LCC to become the latest to venture into the long-haul sector.

Airbus and Boeing match Q1 2017 delivery results in Q1 2018; Boeing has major lead over European rival; Singapore Airlines takes first 787-10

Airbus and Boeing match Q1 2017 delivery results in Q1 2018; Boeing has major lead over European rival; Singapore Airlines takes first 787-10

In March, Airbus and Boeing delivered 147 aircraft combined, up from the 136 units distributed in the same month of 2017. As a result of this productivity surge, both have matched the results of Q1 2017 during Q1 2018, an outcome generated due to a productivity slowdown in February of 13%. 


Airbus and Boeing's productivity rate dropped 13% in February; Ryanair takes hold of eight 737-800s as Qatar Airways gets first-ever A350-1000

Airbus and Boeing’s productivity rate dropped 13% in February; Ryanair takes hold of eight 737-800s as Qatar Airways gets first-ever A350-1000

Airbus and Boeing in February handed over 87 units between them in February, down from a total of 100 aircraft in the same month of 2017. While the result is not great, historic moments did occur in month two of this year, with Qatar Airways getting its first A350-100 and Ryanair picking up eight 737-800s. 

Boeing opens up a 17-unit lead over Airbus during the first month of the 2018 delivery race; TUI Group gets first MAX

Boeing opens up a 17-unit lead over Airbus during the first month of the 2018 delivery race; TUI Group gets first MAX

Airbus and Boeing kick-started 2018 with a total of 71 deliveries between them in January, up two from a total of 69 unit handovers in the same month last year. Despite the improvement on month one of 2017, the duo’s productivity result for last month was 195% lower than December’s performance. 

Airbus and Boeing's delivery rate improved 3.1% in 2017, with 1,481 units being distributed; 200-unit delivery mark broken in December

Airbus and Boeing’s delivery rate improved 3.1% in 2017, with 1,481 units being distributed; 200-unit delivery mark broken in December

Airbus and Boeing delivered 210 units between them in the last month of 2017, the first time in recent history that both companies have passed the 200-aircraft mark. For a third consecutive month, December saw Airbus outperform its US rival for deliveries, distributing a whopping 44 more units.