Odds and Ends: Setback on 787 ETOPS; Ray Conner profile; 777X ATO near; CSeries
Since we were in transit yesterday, here are a number of articles that are a day late in being posted here.
Boeing 787: New York Times: Setback in Boeing’s Hope for Longer Range
Puget Sound Business Journal: Steve Wilhelm has a looonnngg profile of Ray Conner and the 787 crisis.
Boeing 777X: Upgrade urged at Boeing names new program chief. Note: Tim Clark of Emirates is previously quoted as saying Boeing will begin offering the 777X within two-three weeks. We confirmed this with a second airline fleet planner during our trip this week.
Airbus A350-800: We checked with a customer, who tells us it hasn’t heard anything from Airbus about canceling the program.
Bombardier CSeries: Several articles following the “reveal” of Flight Test Vehicles 1, 2, 3, 4 on Thursday.
Analysts react to CSeries roll out. (This story has several links of its own.)