There is no all-new single-aisle airplane coming from Boeing -- at least not anytime soon, despite reports to the contrary. Yet, the company earlier this year started looking at major revamp of the 737 Max to compete with the Airbus A321XLR.
The connection between passenger traffic growth and new infections is mathematically meaningless.
Boeing floats a new 200 to 250-seater single-aisle, while its most important customer eyes 150 seaters. Airbus tells suppliers to be ready for a 2021 rate increase, while Mitsubishi nears shelving its SpaceJet. Looking closely at Boeing's 20-year outlook, China's first jetliner gets its first real slice of the demand pie.
Deteriorating U.S., China relations loom over Boeing and its 737 Max recertification.
Airlines can’t get back to 2019 levels if they furlough staff and retire portions of their fleets. The expiration of the airline provisions in the U.S.’s CARES Act puts the industry’s recovery at risk as airlines decide whether to keep staff in the face of mounting losses.
Airlines eagerly await a world where they only have to worry about the economy.
Pandemic was accelerant, not cause of decision to consolidate 787 final assembly to its North Charleston, S.C. plant.
Assembly of Boeing's long-range 787 will be done exclusively in South Carolina by mid-2021.