Thursday, August 1, 2013

Kudos Aspire Aviation On Its Boeing Report


I cannot offer a better or more composite offering than what "Aspire" has done with the Boeing report for this years aviation Juggernaut, The Boeing Company.  Even though I am a big fan of the journal, it has done a substantial review on my favorite Manufacturing giant. Without further ado I will post a couple of teasers and this headline link above, concerning the Boeing Machinery of profit.

Aspire Aviation Teaser #1:

  • 787-10 MTOW might be increased
  • 777X next customer meeting in September
  • 777X engine thrust may increase again
  • Boeing should be more willing to offer discounts on 777X
  • Boeing should outsource 777X CFRP wing to Japan to cut costs, retain customers
  • Too much “breathing room” already given to Airbus A350-1000
  • No door modification on 737 MAX
  • Ryanair 737 MAX 8 could accommodate 199 passengers by “rearranging doors”
  • 737 MAX orders on par with A320neo: 1,495 versus 1,579 in 23 months since launch
  • easyJet order lost on lowball pricing in middle of US$30-40 million apiece by Airbus"

Teaser #2:

"The major achievement during the quarter at the defence unit was the beginning of assembly of the first KC-46A aerial refuelling tanker for the US Air Force (USAF), whose first wing spar was loaded on June 26. The loading of the 82 feet 5 inches long component symbolised the success of the “One Boeing” concept with the KC-46A tanker, based on the 767-200ER airframe, passing the critical design review (CDR) milestone in July, much earlier than its US$4.9 billion engineering, manufacturing and development (EMD) contract stipulated, which calls for the deliveries of 18 KC-46As by 2017 with a first flight in early 2015 and the first delivery in 2017. This bodes well for Boeing to achieve profitability on the hard-won programme for 179 aerial refuelling tankers that saw Boeing lowballing its bid and making a loss early on in the programme which could amount to as much as US$700 million above the US$4.9 billion ceiling for the first 18 examples while relying on the remainder to make profits."