United unveiled a record deal on Tuesday with Boeing and Airbus for 270 new aircraft, but don’t take your eye off Delta.
Month: June 2021
TAC Analysis updates its recovery forecast as travel sentiment points to growing momentum for business flying.
A large turboprop freighter opens a new front in its strategy as Amazon expands its reach to smaller communities.
Seeing an opening with uncertain Boeing product strategy, Airbus advances toward an A350 freighter. Possible buyers urge consideration of an engine from GE.
“Boeing is very much relying upon that commercial pressure from the airlines in China, putting political pressure on Beijing...And so far it hasn’t happened yet,” said Air Lease CEO John Plueger.
GE Aviation and Safran laid out their post-pandemic strategy, a broad technology development plan called RISE aimed at low-emission propulsion for commercial aviation in the 2030s. In a ceremony befitting the cinematic legacy of Southern California, eVTOL entrant Archer unveiled its Maker technology demonstrator. The well-funded start up is part of an industry gold rush that looks a lot like aerial entrepreneurs of the 1920s. Your humble correspondent returned to flying again after 470 days on the ground. But who's counting?
What Amazon needs to do in the air is driven by the ultimate reach and purpose of the courier on the ground. Amazon has two options for the path ahead. Either way, it needs more aircraft. Competing with FedEx and UPS means diversifying into smaller aircraft, while perfecting its own rapid retail delivery means bigger freighters.
United Airlines wants to fly supersonic with Boom's Overture. "We are pushing the boundaries of what we can do here in commercial aviation.”