Farnborough Odds and Ends: Cathay and A350; AirAsia and CSeries??; BBD on CSeries timeline; Boeing’s Conner
Some more stories out of Farnborough, the day before the show officially starts:
Reuters has two stories, one we’ve been tracking for some time (Cathay) and one that is totally new (and totally surprising) (AirAsia).
AirAsia looks at 160 seat version of CS300. We knew BBD has a 160-seat version, high density. We hadn’t heard of AirAsia’s interest. Predictably, Airbus’ John Leahy dismissed the idea. If he tried to kill the CSeries before, this will really get his dander up. AirAsia is one of his largest customers. Maybe we can see a dance-off between Leahy and Bombardier’s chief executive Pierre Beaudoin.
Bombardier Talks About CSeries Timeline. Videocast over at AirInsight.
Bombardier lands new CSeries customer. Add moreCS100s, CS300s to the mix.
Boeing’s Ray Conner, new CEO of Commercial Airplanes, speaks with The Seattle Times.