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Qatar – Airbus: Mystery Problem Threatens Deliveries?

Qatar – Airbus: Mystery Problem Threatens Deliveries?

Qatar Airways has a problem with aircraft manufacturer Airbus, and threatens that they will stop taking deliveries until it’s solved. But what is it? This news comes from Akbar Al Baker, the airline’s Chief Executive Officer. Qatar is a major customer for both Airbus...
Emirates – 777X Must Meet Promised Performance Targets

Emirates – 777X Must Meet Promised Performance Targets

The Emirates President stated that the airline won’t take delivery of their 777X orders, if the jets fall short of Boeing’s promised performance targets. He also expressed fresh doubts about its delivery date. Emirates originally ordered 150 777X aircraft in 2014....
Q1 Results Airbus – Boeing: A Tale Of Two Manufacturers

Q1 Results Airbus – Boeing: A Tale Of Two Manufacturers

Airbus and Boeing announced Q1 (first quarter) results in the last couple of days. Both have positives, but one definitely has more than the other. The pandemic is beginning to wind down, and the Q1 results of both Boeing and Airbus reflect it. Boeing has a quarterly...
Boeing – Positive Orders Continue, Deliveries Ramp Up

Boeing – Positive Orders Continue, Deliveries Ramp Up

Boeing’s orders remain positive in March, while deliveries are proceeding. The manufacturer still has a stock of MAX aircraft to deliver. In March 2020, the manufacturer delivered just 20 aircraft. A year later, the tally is 29, with the tail end of a pandemic in...
Airbus – Deliveries Improve But Orders Take A Hit

Airbus – Deliveries Improve But Orders Take A Hit

Airbus has been relatively happy (all things considered) in terms of orders in the pandemic, but had relatively few deliveries. Is this trend reversing? Airbus published its March report on orders and deliveries. Observers had already noticed increased activity for...