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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 06:56 AM

Paris Air Show: Skies darkening for Boeing


Paris Air Show: Skies darkening for Boeing

Date 16.06.2019
Author Andreas Spaeth

Boeing was planning on coming to Paris with its new 777X jetliner a bigger, more powerful version of its popular long-range jet. However, the ceremonial maiden voyage of the aircraft in March was canceled as news arrived of the deadly crash of the 737 MAX flown by Ethiopian Airlines.

Engine problems have now delayed the 777X, for which German carrier Lufthansa is a launch customer, until June. Certification could delay the plane even further, as European regulators give it a more a stringent review amid the 737 MAX disaster.

Tinseth told DW that Boeing's presence at the Le Bourget airfield north of Paris would be rather low-key as a result. Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg would be completely absent, he said, but a number of senior managers would face the media at a news conference Monday.

By contrast, Europe's top planemaker Airbus is preparing to roll out a whole fleet of new aircraft on its home territory, aiming to trump its US rival with orders.

The company is courting potential customers with its A220 previously known as the Bombardier CSeries which is a family of narrow-body, twin-engine, medium-range jet airliners. It was originally designed and built by the Canadian manufacturer Bombardier Aerospace before the company was partially taken over by Airbus.

Moreover, Airbus will showcase its A330neo a new version of the wide-body A330 jet as well as models of its A350-1000 and the A321LR plane.

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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 08:54 AM

1. Boeing's management so brought this on themselves.

Too bad the crap that will rain down can't just fall on the deserving.

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