|The Seattle, US based world's largest aircraft manufacturer|
The annual revenue for Boeing in 2018 ((founded in 1916) was US$ 101 billion while that for Airbus, the competitor from France with France, Germany and Spain as the founding members (founded in 1970), during the same period was approximately US$ 73 billion, Boeing has a clear 30% revenue edge over Airbus, but day by day this lead is narrowing down, raising lot of eyebrows.
|Dennis Muilenburg, CEO Boeing|
|Courtesy CBC news and Boeing ..|
1. Did the Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg think correctly before he went on with the 737 Max display software outsourcing issue, though press reports say he still defends his decisions to do so ?
2. Why was there an undue haste in releasing the new 737 Max series with compromised engineering, security, audit processes ?
3. Already having their order books full, why did Boeing show haste in the 737 max models bringing disrepute to a global brand and putting air travel customers in a piquant situation ?
4. Will this temporary glitch and setback to Boeing affect its other development plans for the future ?
5. Is Boeing compromising on quality and audit trail issues / FMEA processes which are affecting the flight-worthiness of it's planes ?
|The 160 seater COMAC C919 from China .. airlines.net|
The coming days is sure to bring more news in the public domain and we will be more aware of the pressures Boeing and Airbus are going through in the global competition to catch the airlines dollars .. The advent of Chinese COMAC and possibly India's HAL in the near future can be unsettling news for the aircraft majors.
Click here to read my blog about the top international passenger aircrafts of the world .. The 160 seater twin engined COMAC (Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China) C919 is the new Chinese entrant in the medium capacity, mid-range aircrafts of the world. How soon will it be able to catch up with the 2 major aircraft manufacturers ?