Thu, Jan. 7, 12:28 PM
- Boeing (BA -2.4%) confirms that it set a new record for commercial aircraft deliveries in 2015 with 762, topping projected deliveries of 750-755 units as well as its previous commercial delivery record of 723 in 2014.
- Deliveries rose 5.4% Y/Y amid continued demand for 787 Dreamliners and 737 jets, even as Q4's total fell 6.7% Y/Y to 182.
- Leading the way for Boeing in 2015 was the narrow-body 737 with 495 deliveries on the year, up 10 aircraft from 2014, while the 787 Dreamliner spiked by 21 aircraft to 135 deliveries from 114.
- The total should mean Boeing will retain its delivery crown over Airbus (OTCPK:EADSF, OTCPK:EADSY), although Airbus' 2015 orders are well ahead of Boeing.
Nov. 12, 2015, 2:26 PM
- Boeing (BA -1.5%) and Airbus (OTCPK:EADSY -3.3%) are sharply lower following engine supplier Rolls-Royce's (OTCPK:RYCEY -19.8%) warning of a weaker than expected 2015 earnings outlook and sharply weaker demand in 2016.
- Rolls-Royce, which makes engines for Boeing’s 787 Dreamliners and Airbus A380 superjumbos, says it expects sharply lower volumes of corporate jets powered by its engines next year, and that its aftermarket service segment had begun to suffer as customers use older, wide-body engines less and shift to more fuel-efficient planes.
- Rolls-Royce's gloomier outlook also comes as engines made by GE (GE -1.4%) and Pratt & Whitney (UTX +1.1%) for the Airbus A330 reportedly have driven down prices for its Trent 700 engines.
Oct. 14, 2015, 3:11 PM
- Boeing (BA -4.3%) is sharply lower after Delta Air Lines (DAL +1.6%) CEO Richard Anderson said a glut of wide-body jets coming off leases is creating an "aircraft bubble."
- On DAL's conference call this morning following Q3 earnings, the CEO said his airline is seeing a "huge bubble in excess wide-body airplanes around the world," and confirmed DAL has been approached by Airbus (OTCPK:EADSF, OTCPK:EADSY) as well as Boeing.
- The comment came in response to an analyst question regarding rumors that DAL had been looking at some 777s coming off lease or being retired by Singapore Airlines; Anderson said he believes the aircraft market is "going to be ripe for Delta over the course of the next 12-36 months."
- The CEO also thinks the aircraft bubble in wide bodies would spread to narrow bodies, and foresees "some huge buying opportunities" because low interest rates "really have created a huge wide-body bubble in the world."
Oct. 5, 2015, 9:13 AM
- Alcoa (NYSE:AA) +1.8% premarket after announcing it signed a ~$1B order from Airbus (OTCPK:EADSF, OTCPK:EADSY) for high-tech, multi-material aerospace fastening systems, Alcoa's largest fastener contract ever with the aircraft manufacturer.
- Alcoa says the deal strengthens its position on new, high-growth Airbus platforms including the A350 XWB and A320neo, and reinforces its position on existing aircraft such as the A330.
- Alcoa will supply advanced fastening systems, such as those that enhance the assembly of aircraft panels and engine pylons on newer airplanes with sophisticated design features.
Jun. 29, 2015, 3:28 PM
- Boeing (BA -2.5%) is one of the Dow's biggest losers on a day when all 30 components are down, as it becomes clear the U.S. government will not back export sales of its aircraft after the Export-Import Bank sunsets on June 30.
- By late Friday it became clear there would be no vote on the renewal of the Ex-Im charter before Congress goes into its Fourth of July recess, which starts Monday, as the measure is opposed mostly by conservative Republicans who view the bank as corporate welfare.
- The Ex-Im often is called “the Boeing bank,” because more than half its transactions are for Boeing aircraft; its loss, if maintained, could affect the company’s ability to compete against Airbus (OTCPK:EADSF, OTCPK:EADSY).
May 11, 2015, 4:36 AM
- Airbus (OTCPK:EADSY) shares are deep in the red after the weekend crash of an A400M military transport plane during flight testing.
- The aircraft crashed into a field north of Seville airport in Spain on Saturday, killing four of the six crew and prompting Britain and Germany to ground the troop and cargo carrier.
- Airbus said it would continue flight testing of the A400M on Tuesday unless it discovered evidence that required them to stop.
- Airbus shares -4.4% in France.
- Previously: Airbus A400M crashes during test flight (May. 10 2015)
Dec. 10, 2014, 12:30 PM
- Airbus (OTCPK:EADSF -9.3%) says it is likely to further cut production of its A330 long-range jet and that it faces a delay in delivering the first A350 jetliner to Qatar Airways.
- Airbus earlier this year announced plans to cut production next year of the A330 to nine aircraft per month from 10 amid weakening demand, and CEO Tom Enders told investors today that output will fall further in 2016.
- Even as Airbus confirmed its earnings targets for the year, CFO Harald Wilhelm said inventory levels would rise next year amid the production ramp up for the new A350 jet and that cash flow could be negative.
- Despite bulging order books that stretch out to the end of the decade, Airbus and Boeing (BA -2.3%) have struggled to sell some plane types; Boeing said yesterday it would cut output of its 747 jumbo that has been selling poorly.
Jul. 14, 2014, 3:15 PM
- Boeing (BA +1.2%) is poised to win orders from two jet-leasing companies for narrow- and wide-body planes valued at as much as $9.2B, with the deals announced at the Farnborough Air Show possibly as soon as tomorrow, Bloomberg reports.
- Air Lease (AL +2.4%) reportedly may buy 20 of Boeing’s 737 Max single-aisle jet and six 777 wide-bodies, while BOC Aviation may commit to at least 50 of the Max jets.
- Even so, Airbus (EADSF, EADSY) grabbed more than $21B in firm orders and sales deals on the opening day of the Farnborough forum, nearly triple the tally for Boeing.
Jun. 11, 2014, 11:39 AM
- Boeing (BA -2.3%) is easily the Dow's biggest decliner today following two pieces of bad news - one specific to Boeing, the other to the airline industry.
- RBC downgraded BA shares to Sector Perform from Outperform, believing most of the good news already is out and reflected in the stock; Boeing "has become an execution/cash deployment vs. an upside to growth story, and this is likely to cap any multiple expansion from here," RBC writes.
- Also, today's surprise cancellation of an Airbus (EADSF -2.9%) order raises questions over new aircraft demand, whether for the Airbus A350 or a more general wobble of confidence in a previously solid market that could also hit Boeing.
Sep. 13, 2012, 12:13 PMCitigroup and Deutsche both weigh in on Airbus (EADSY.PK -10.5%), with Citi downgrading the shares to Neutral and Deutsche cutting it to hold over the potential risks associated with a BAE (BAESY.PK -7.7%) merger. Analysts for both firms see big hurdles to the potential tie-up. Citi cites a high valuation, as well as euro concerns and BAE's defense-heavy focus. Deutsche points to integration risks, saying that cross-border mergers, especially in Europe, are extremely difficult to manage. | Sep. 13, 2012, 12:13 PM
Sep. 12, 2012, 12:28 PMBAE Systems (BAESY.PK +11.2%) and Airbus (EADSY.PK -5.2%) confirm they are in discussions regarding a possible combination of their businesses through the creation of a dual listed company structure, under which both companies would operate as one group, but would be separately listed on their existing exchanges. The combination shapes up so that BAE Systems shareholders would own 40% and EADS shareholders 60% respectively of the enlarged group. | Sep. 12, 2012, 12:28 PM
Jun. 7, 2012, 4:04 PM
Boeing (BA +1.4%) and Airbus (EADSY.PK +4.3%) are battling it out over El Al Israel Airlines. El Al is looking to order between 15 and 20 widebody jets over the next decade. BA is already providing the carrier with a $40M loan contingent on it committing to buy or lease new 787 Dreamliners by the end of the year, but Airbus has countered, offering to repay the loan if El Al switches allegiance and buys it's planes for the first time.| Jun. 7, 2012, 4:04 PM | 2 Comments
May 21, 2012, 11:00 AM
Apr. 23, 2012, 3:39 PMUnited Continental (UAL) says it's ended discussions with Airbus (EADSY.PK -5%) and is negotiating solely with Boeing (BA -1.3%) for a potential order of about 200 narrow-body jets. the airline had been in talks with both companies for over six months on the nearly $17B order. The move sounds logical from a maintenance standpoint, considering that 75% of UAL's fleet is already made up of BA aircraft. | Apr. 23, 2012, 3:39 PM
Apr. 11, 2012, 12:36 PM
Jun. 27, 2011, 1:27 PMRepublic Airways (RJET +14.6%) starts on fresh gains this afternoon after Evercore upgrades the Frontier Airlines owner to Overweight. Shares are down 27.3% YTD, however, as losses have exceeded estimates. Among last week's Airbus (EADSY.PK) haul was an order for 80 jets from Republic. | Jun. 27, 2011, 1:27 PM