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Aerospace and Boeing Beat Reporter — Wall Street Journal

Aerospace & Boeing beat reporter for The Wall Street Journal. Washingtonian. Unapologetic geek. Work in aviation? Tell me what you're up to:Jon.ostrower@wsj.com

New Bombardier CEO Launches Commercial Airplane Program Review

wsj.com — MIRABEL, Quebec-Bombardier Inc. confirmed that its new larger CSeries CS300 jetliner would make its maiden flight Friday after being delayed by harsh winter weather here. The 130- to 160-seat jetliner is the Canadian aircraft company's largest aircraft in its history and competes directly with aerospace giants Airbus Group NV and Boeing Co.

Southwest pulls more than 125 jets out of service over missed inspections

marketwatch.com — Southwest Airlines Co. took more than 125 of its jets out of service late Tuesday, or roughly one-fifth of its fleet, after informing federal regulators about failing to perform mandatory inspections on certain rudder systems. The move affects 128 of the carrier's Boeing 737 aircraft.

Missed Inspections Prompt Southwest to Pull 128 Jets Out of Service

wsj.com — Southwest Airlines Co. took more than 125 of its jets out of service late Tuesday, or roughly one-fifth of its fleet, after informing federal regulators about failing to perform mandatory inspections on certain rudder systems, according to two people familiar with the details. The move, according to these people, affects 128 of the carrier's Boeing 737 aircraft.

New Bombardier Jet Due to Fly Thursday

wsj.com — Bombardier Inc. is targeting Feb. 26 for the maiden flight of its new CSeries CS300 jetliner, according to a person familiar with the company's planning. The CS300, which can seat 135 passengers, is the larger of two single-aisle jets developed to compete with the smallest aircraft made by Airbus Group NV and Boeing Co., but the Canadian company has struggled to secure orders and faced design issues that have pushed back its expected...

Boeing Struggles to Find Buyers for Early Version Dreamliners

wsj.com — For sale: about 10 new Boeing Co. 787 Dreamliners that no one seems to want. Even as Boeing racks up record orders for its commercial jets, the plane maker has a pack of its flagship Dreamliners that it is struggling to move off the lot.

Boeing Can’t Make Case for Revamping 757 Jet

wsj.com — LYNNWOOD, Wash.-Boeing Co. examined reviving its single-aisle 757 jetliner in a bid to close a gap in the market but couldn't establish a profitable business case, a senior executive at the giant aerospace company said Wednesday. The company delivered the last of the 757 jets in 2005 and considered revamping the model with new engines and other...

Air Lease CEO Weighs in On Boeing’s 757 Dilemma

blogs.wsj.com — Airplane makers tend to listen to what Steven Udvar-Hazy wants, and he isn't shy about telling them. The Hungarian-born executive is widely credited with the birth of the aircraft leasing industry four decades ago, and today is chief executive of Air Lease Corp., a major lessor with more than 360 jetliners on order for 2015 to 2023 as of September.

Why is Air Force One a 747-200B not a -300? (and other answers)

flightglobal.com — Why is Air Force One a 747-200B and not a 747-300? I've been asked this one many times in the last week and it's time for an answer. Many have suggested it was the service requirement for the airframe set forth by the Air Force criteria, but in fact, it's not.

Boeing Earnings: What to Watch

blogs.wsj.com — By Jon Ostrower Boeing Co. is scheduled to announce its fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 earnings before the market opens on Wednesday. Here's what you need to know: EARNINGS FORECAST: Analysts expect net profit for the quarter of $1.84 a share, according to FactSet, compared with $1.61 a year earlier.

United Nears Deal to Convert Boeing Order to Larger Jets

wsj.com — United Continental Holdings Inc. is nearing a deal to convert at least 10 of its Boeing Co. 787 Dreamliners on order to larger 777-300ER jetliners, in a move designed to preserve the plane maker's production rates, according to two people familiar with the deal.
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Mar 04, 2015

The difference in the CSeries discussion is not about delay (787: 3ys, A380 2ys, CS100 1.5-2ys) It's about the comparative order activity.

Mar 04, 2015

Mr. Al Baker waited for a very long time for other airplanes in his fleet & a lot longer than CSeries. bit.ly/18QUfOg

Mar 04, 2015

RT @paulvieira: On WSJ wires: Bombardier cancels planned investor day for March 11. (@KristineOwram was first to report)

Mar 04, 2015

RT @NYCAviation: AVFACT>> A triangle above your window means this is where a pilot gives the wing a visual ice inspection. #avgeek http://t…

Mar 04, 2015

RT @NTSB: We are reviewing the petition to reconsider the Buddy Holly crash, based on criteria in our regs: go.usa.gov/3xGZW

Mar 04, 2015

Have @HouseofCards theme stuck in my head. Also now making asides to an invisible camera and thirst for absolute power. Wednesdays, amirite?



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