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Merkel's Bloc Spars Over Who Will Run for German Chancellor
"Good after from somewhat soggy. Very not sunny zurich the two leaders of the parties that make angle miracles. Conservative lines in germany have now put themselves forward to replace her. Frau merkel will stand down at september's election with the various premier. Marcus suitor and arm allow shut. The recently elected leader of the cd the christian democrats vying to fill her big loafer as well. Let's get the latest on this now from quentin peel and associate fellow at the your program at chatham house quinton also spent a few years at the f. t. as many of you know he was the man in berlin And of course has met mr lash attack from time to time. Good afternoon quentin good afternoon. Let's maybe start with a bit of a snapshot you've spent some time with mr lasted i've been in the company of mr Suitor before Maybe let's compare notes. Because the last time i was In munich at large event it was the unveiling of Of an a three fifty tons of course Airbus very much invested in bavaria. And there was mr at the center of things and really quite a quite a force Commanding the room Very much that the character that we've seen on On television probably of of late may be but look back a few years clinton maybe even a little bit more bolshie and boisterous but someone who certainly had command and presence How is this going to square when we think about Mister mister lash. Well they are a bit of a contrast rally because lash. it doesn't come over with quite the same self-confidence he seems more hesitant a little more ambiguous. He's not a what marcus urda is. He's not a real conservative. He's much more a centrist in the party. He's much more. The person who would still be a chance salah like angela merkel somebody who tries to bring the different factions together.
Dallas Based Southwest Airlines Orders 100 New Jets
"Landed. A major deal for. It's seven thirty. Seven max. jetliner southwest added one hundred orders of the plane. npr's russell lewis reports it's boeing's largest orders since the worldwide grounding following two fatal crashes of the plane southwest airlines only flies the boeing seven thirty-seven model and has done so for the past fifty years. It needs to replace hundreds of older variants of the jet and was planning to use the larger and more fuel-efficient max after the max crashes and indonesia and ethiopia. The plane was grounded for almost two years sending bowing into its biggest crisis. Ever this southwest deal was not a guarantee. Airbus's max competitor. The eight to twenty had been in the running. Southwest is one of the largest. Global operators of boeing aircraft and in announcing the order southwest says this reinforces the airline's confidence in the seven thirty-seven. Max as the future of its fleet russell
A look at the startup airlines entering the market in 2021
"How to launch an airline during a global pandemic. Well we have a number of who airlines coming in twenty twenty one. This year we have norwegian. Low cost startup flyer we have a uk startup. Fly pop. Andy you may recall breeze airways we've talked about them in the past that comes from david. Newman who founded jetblue and zoll and and west jet norwegian startup flyer which is f. l. y. Are they intend to focus on norwegian family and leisure market and they plan to start service in june with two seven. Three seven dash eight hundred airplanes. Maybe be ramp up to eight in the fall or autumn is our uk. Friends would say the startup in the uk fly pop. They're going to offer low cost long haul flights which is interesting. And they're using the airbus a three thirty and of course breeze airways That's targeting the us leisure market. They have sixty eight to twenty three hundreds on order and their deliveries are supposed to start next month. April twenty twenty one also have some embraer e one ninety s e one nine thousand five which i believe are all least but here. We are in this kind of commercial aviation crisis precipitated by the pandemic and we're seeing some people who think they might have here
GE, AerCap join air leasing businesses in $30 billion deal
"General Electric has reached a deal to combine its jet leasing business with rival air cap. In a deal valued at $30 billion As G moves to reduce its debt load. The creation of a new industry giant could mean airlines get better deals on planes has a larger leasing company from Wrangel. Lower prices from Airbus and Boeing. Shares of G, though, are tumbling 4.7% Today. It
Samsung Launches 980 NVMe SSD that Combines Speed and Affordability
"Samsung announced a follow up to its nine. Seventy yvo solid state drive called the nine eighty the drive is an m v m e. m two three point drive and cost between fifty dollars for the two hundred fifty two hundred gigabyte model to one hundred and thirty dollars for the one terabyte version. This is samsung's i d ram less. Mvm e ssd it takes advantage of the host memory buffer feature in the n. m. e. specification instead which also brings the price down. Samsung says the nine hundred can achieve speeds of up to six times that of a saudi-based s. Cbs news reports. The twitter is suing texas attorney general. Ken paxton in federal court following an investigation. The attorney general launched into twitter after it banned former president trump twitter alleges the attorney general is violating the first amendment by trying to punish the social network for exercising free speech rights over the content hosts. Criollo is ten years old and in celebration. Google announced new tools coming to the platform. A feature called phone hub. Will you find an android phone from a chrome os device together with one. Click and check. Your phone's battery. Life wifi sink. Lets you automatically connect to wi fi networks that your android phone. It's nearby share. Lets you easily share. Files between chrome os in android devices without needing an internet connection. Cremona screen reader is getting improved controls and clipboard can now store up to five things apple released. Ios fourteen four dot one an important security update to address a web. Kit vulnerability update aims to prevent code execution in safari and third party browser. So go do that right away. Apple also released a preliminary update from its women's health study team at harvard chan school of public health. The study of ten thousand participants in the research found that menstrual cycle symptoms included some that are less commonly known or disgust such as gastric issues and sleep changes. This kind of data can help. Researchers better understand various health conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome infertility and menopause amazon is expanding its amazon one technology which lets customers pay inside a store by scanning their palms to identify themselves expanding to more stores in the greater seattle area. It's now available. In amazon. Forced star store in lynwood and in the coming weeks and amazon books store and bellevue. And it's forced our and pop up stores in south lake. Union amazon says twelve of its physical stores will soon feature the technology will give you a dollar if you take a picture of yourself with palm pilot trying to use it to log in at one of those games all right. Let's a little more about what's going on with the european union. Your opinion union has pledged more than one hundred fifty billion dollars to develop next-generation tech industries as part of its two trillion economic recovery package. The plan sets goal for europe to produce at least twenty percent of the world's semiconductors by value to twenty by value by twenty thirty. So got a little under ten years to double it. Last year produced ten percents. The biggest european chip companies are infineon and an x. P. which make chips for automotive and industrial customers a snl in the netherlands makes equipment used for chip-making plants taiwan in the us or leaders in the space but companies like tsmc and intel europe has had success encouraging domestic industry before with airbus gsm technology but domestic tech self reliance is becoming a trend last month. The us launched a review of supply chain disruptions with references to encourage domestic production china built chip-making self reliance into its latest five-year plan as well
U.S., EU Suspend Tariffs Imposed in Boeing-Airbus Dispute
"The European Union and the US have agreed to temporarily suspend tariffs and a 17 year dispute over subsidies to airplane manufacturers. Terry Schultz reports. This means students will be lifted on European cheese and wine imports to the United States. European Commission President Ursa Levander lion announced this suspension of billions of dollars in trade penalties after a phone call with President Biden. She says All tariffs imposed as a result of the ongoing battle over government subsidies granted to airplane manufacturers will be dropped for initial period of four months. This will affect $7.5 billion worth of goods headed into the U. S, including aircraft, cheese and wine and $4 billion worth of American items headed to Europe, such as tractors, vodka and tobacco. In the long running dispute. European governments have been found to be illegally underwriting Airbus and the U. S. The same
The Alice Springs Plane Graveyard
"When international travel ground to a halt last march. Many aliens left wondering where to park all of the grounded planes. There's only so much space at international airports and some climates and environments really on good places for long term storage. Although many airports around the world became temporary cowpox the need for longer-term across storage became a business opportunity. Facility facilities like azure pacific storage or a pass for short which is based in alice springs. Right in the middle of australia's red center as it happens. The hot dry and not very humid desert. Climate of alice springs makes it ideal for long term aircraft storage and the runway at alice. Springs is also long enough to be able to handle airbus a three hundred twenty four hours a day making that airport an ideal location if you have to park your plane somewhere. A pass was initially founded in two thousand and fourteen At the beginning of two thousand and twenty were around thirty planes stored there. Many of them were boeing seven. Three seven maxes which had of course been grounded since march two thousand and nineteen before covid nineteen it was a relatively small facility which was close to breaking even according to an article in the financial times back in january two thousand and twenty and the owners were at the time considering expanding the facility said that it can store up to seventy planes at a time today there are over one hundred and fifty aircraft stored right beside alice springs airport at the apex facility and it still growing the facility could eventually be expanded to store up to two hundred and fifty planes. I recently visited alice. Springs in the sheer scale of all the planes parked next to that. Airport is simply mind-blowing. They are rows of grounded planes lined up for several kilometers. If you haven't seen pictures yet feel free to google. It and i've also posted a couple of my pictures in the article on af. That's linked to this podcast episode. What are those planes wearing. Also wide bodies Which of course you know. The international long haul flights have been probably the most affected by the pandemic so that makes sense and i expect that probably a majority of cathay pacific's global wide body fleet is currently in alice springs. There was so many cat. Abc planes that's only the start of it. There are literally billions and billions of dollars worth of aircraft is sitting there on the ground. Alice springs.
US suspends tariffs on UK goods to resolve aircraft dispute
"Millions of dollars worth of tariffs on UK exports, including Scotch whisky. It's part of an effort to resolve a long running transatlantic trade dispute over aerospace subsidies. The two countries say Washington will suspend terrace for four months on a wide range of goods. The nations were at odds over age for Boeing and Airbus Global
Learjet, the private plane synonymous with the jet-set, nears end of runway
"Very well. Kick it off with an item from cnn says learjet once the goto private plane for celebrities is ending production. How their jetty courses owned by bombard. Aa they say that they will stop production later. This year bombarded said that they will concentrate on the challenger and global aircraft which are more profitable but The company's gotta interesting history David started in one thousand nine hundred sixty two by bill. Lear and i think entry into service was nineteen sixty three for the longest time. It was the ultimate status symbol. Business jet i mean it. It's been shows up in song. Like carly simon song and it was flown by the stars and it looked good. I mean it. it's kind of. It's kind of unfortunate that we're going to lose an aircraft that looked fast and and represented the elite all those years but it. It's been around a long time. Originally goes back to a company that lear formed called swiss american aircraft corporation located in in switzerland but that That didn't last too long and were were moved but i understand that the first learjet was actually adapted from a nineteen fifties swiss ground attack fighter. Aircraft the ffa p sixteen so. I wasn't aware that origin till a little bit of research today. It's a class of aircraft that most as this article points out that most people don't want it's holds five to seven And it you know anybody who wants a fast business jet once more people so there. We're talking about globals and challengers so I guess it's just it's time has come on for and just unfortunate 'cause it's always been one of my favorite aircraft up including my nineteen seventy-two matchbox sky busters earlier jet bright little yellow and white body. So they will be missed. So i'm sure they'll be flying around for a long time well. And there's another factor as well to and you're talking about the five to six place said jet market and that is that the non three hundred of which they've sold about five hundred now is lower price so i think they just got Undercut by the competition also the fbi non one hundred which is even less expensive. So that's part of the changing market Now we've talked on the show years about the restructuring of bombay and they've been selling off in a low performing units. They've had a huge amount of debt to pay down. Which is why they've been selling them off. We talked here about when they sold the series their airliner which was sold off to airbus. And this is going to be Job cuts all over the place in a separate article. I saw that. I think about three hundred people will lose their jobs in wichita allow the production is based another arrest. Seven hundred i think are being lost in either quebec or ontario of because there's some being lost in both provinces i forget which one was the most but one was seven hundred and the other was a one hundred so big impact All the way around it does really make party a instead of the cult conglomerate that it was with all kinds of different things including a railcar business very much a single business entity and we've talked in the past how feel a lot of the business jet companies. They've gotten multiple businesses Textron's a great example And so this is really gonna make them highly subject to the you know the ups and downs of the market and fortunately the markets in an upturn business jets are selling well but boy. This'll be a real challenge for them. The future i think when there's a downturn in the market bill. Lear william powell. Lear was also an interesting guy course. he's He died longtime ago in one thousand. Nine hundred seventy eight. So it's been it's been quite a while and we've mentioned before that he actually invented the eight track Which many of our Younger listeners are not gonna know what that is. Tell us what is that. Because i don't know what an eight track is. I had one of those In my truck. Back in the let's see would have been in the Early seventies but he was a self taught engineer. But you know what. I didn't realize is that he was actually a call. Your trophy winner. But not for the learjet. Do you know what he won the collier trophy for david. No i didn't know he won a collier trophy. He did for the f. five autopilot. The autopilot was for the lear jet. Not for an f five. That was a test david. You passed double checking very good man. So yeah now bombarded says that they're going to continue to to support the aircraft ecorse encouraging and really to be expected But yeah it's kind of sad to see an old name like that disappear all right we have From marketwatch archer aviation gets one billion dollar order from united airlines on the same day announces. A deal to go public Max united airlines united is getting interested in vitale aircraft.
China-U.S. Trade Agreement Fail
"Jad bound welcome back to the indicator. Thanks for having me so chad. We know now that china is falling short of spending as much money on american products as it had agreed to spend to buy so. Give us some details. Which products is china. Not buying as much of as we might have expected based on the terms of the agreement the one everybody focuses on. I think is is soybeans. That's you know sort of been in the news The most at the end of the day china actually bought a fair amount of soybeans. It's just they didn't buy as an enormous amount as as the agreement had hoped it would buy so. I think that's that's the big one. The other two that really stuck out to me though in the farm sector at all that really got less attention and and those were things like airplanes and cars so we sell tens of billions of dollars of airplanes every year to china and then cars and those were particularly hard hit starting in twenty eighteen during the trade war and they just really never recovered last year. By the way chad i gotta ask. How much can we blame. The pandemic for china. Not buying as much as it said it was going to buy. Look it's it's certainly contributed. The pandemic did hit china. hit them. I hit them hard. But but in terms of all of the economy's out there in the world china grew more than than most last year. I think it's growth rate was around two point three percent or so so yes. The pandemic certainly played a role. But it's not the entire explanation for why they didn't live up to the agreement. Jad one of the things you've emphasized in your analysis of this trade deal is that there is something inconsistent. Maybe even contradictory between the nature of this agreement that the us reach with china and the goals that the us had been pursuing in the trade war in the first place and there's an important economic lesson in that contradiction. So what do you mean by that. This agreement really was unique. We never see trade agreements that include these these purchase commitments. That they say they're going to buy this amount of money And it's especially strange in in the trade war context because one of the complaints that the us has had with china is that it's not a market economy that it's state mix too many decisions. It doesn't let the private sector Interact with mark enough and so here you have the. Us government telling the chinese government. This is how much you want to buy. These are really big. Numbers will the only way they're ever going to get close. If the chinese government tells its companies. Don't go buy from somebody cheaper. You have to buy the stuff in the united states in order to live up to the deal so it is very you know kind of inconsistent with what the overall us policy and being worried about china's not being market economy in squaring those two things in the the trump administration obviously negotiated this deal and so far. We only know that the biden administration is looking at the agreement. A new. but we don't actually know what the biden administration is going to do about it as a given that china has not done what it promised to do. Does the biden administration have to do something about that or can it just kind of like let it go. Just ignore it. If the united states government kind of ultimately let's just slide without acknowledging that that something has gone wrong this kind of would call into question all of america's trade agreements right if trading partners think that they can sign something on the dotted line. Not come anywhere close to living up to its obligations and there's no penalty for a you know. Hey that that that. That sounds great. So it's clear the by administration is going to have to do something here They're going to have to renegotiate this some element of this and finally chad. The the biden administration has also said that it's going to work with other countries with us. Allies in trying to figure out how to approach trade with china. But you said a second ago. This agreement with china essentially says that china needed to buy all these products from the us which could in turn mean that china would be spending less money. Importing these same products from other countries including from those same that the us is trying to work with now. So how does an agreement like this one influence the way that other countries would think about partnering with the us right now. They think that all the united states cares about is getting china to buy more soybeans from us more airplanes from us in in in in not airbus in europe more cars from us in not japan and if they think that then they're not going to be as willing to work with us on the common trade issues with china as president biden has said that he wants to do right. He wants to work with allies. Well in order to work with allies. You gotta get the to trust you in right now. They don't really trust the united states because they think all we care about is getting china to purchase our stuff. Not there's where you're saying. Is that an agreement like this one goes directly against the interest of us allies and to that might undermine their willingness to be our allies to work with us. It's exactly right. You know if what they're concerned about is watching their back because they don't think the americans are actually willing to work with them They're not going to be willing to work with us either. So i think this is the first thing that the president biden needs to convince these allies of that. We actually have their interests at heart as well.
Airliner Hit By MANPAD!
"So i wanna tell you about an airliner a airbus. A three hundred guinea hit by a man pad. So you're wondering probably wondering what is a man pad that is a man portable air defense system. mp a day that's Looks like a bazooka. It's a shoulder. Mounted sam surface to air missile. And it can be carried by antibody. Because it's not very heavy and has a three pound warhead now. Three pound warhead. Doesn't sound like he'll do a lot of damage what it can knock a big airplane out of the sky now when i was in vietnam We were called. Destroy la back. Then the sa seven and it's picked up the name grail also but in russia they still call it destroy. It's a russian Device and back then. It was heat-seeking only work only hit your airplane from behind what we were would home in a basically on a heat source which typically is the exhaust but now they have a new version of the strella which can home in on an airplane from the front. Also so here. Is this eighty three hundred Taking off from iraq going there. They're headed toward took out from baghdad. Headed toward bahrain and a three man crew of was seen firing one of these mad pads and it struck the airplane. There's a picture in our our in our Web page of what. It looked like after that airplane got struck it was struck in the left wing and fortunately it was right after takeoff so the left wing fuel tank was full so there was no fuel air vapor in the tank because if they've been vapor that would have been highly explosive but it was bernie and The missile in addition to punch a big hole in the wing took out the hydraulic system. So now the the crew is flying this airplane with no flight controls. They're doing like what united airlines flight to thirty two did. They're using differential thrust to manage the the the altitude the heading the airspeed. They're using that to fly around and try to come back and land back at back at baghdad and it took about ten minutes for them to get back around now. The flight engineer on this flight was doing a magnificent job because if the left if the source of fuel to the left engine had run dry. They wouldn't have been able to control the airplane anymore. They needed all of their engines for differential thrust. They needed both engines to be able to to operate so that they could maintain directional control. So he's constantly monitoring the state of fuel in the left wing when the state of fuel is leaking out dramatically. And he's using crush meeting to get fuel back to the other engines so that they could continue to power both engines so they brought it in. They made a landing. They didn't incredible job made landing. They were not able to control the airplane. What's it was on the ground than it went for. Like a thousand feet off the runway. But but no one was injured. The airplane was substantially damaged and it eventually was scrapped. So why do i bring this up. Well man pads are available everywhere They ever virtually every country where there's any violence you will find that. There are men pads. If you look on on wikipedia you'll see a list of countries where there is is documented documented. Proof that they have man pads somewhere there and all it takes is one person who's been very briefly trained in how to use it. You turn it on. Turn the machine on and you're aiming at an airplane and squeeze the trigger. That's basically it and so you could be. You could be at risk especially when you fly. Overseas special show fly to third world countries. You could be at risk of a man pad anywhere you fly. So that's something to think about a three pound warhead. Doesn't sound like much but it can do serious damage in its knocked airplanes. Who even back. When i was flying at four as there was a foreign. My squadron got out of this guy by by estrella
Avianca Airbus A319 hits pyrotechnic balloon on landing at Bogota Airport
"An incident That happened very recently on the On new year's eve december thirty first twenty twenty an odd bianca airbus a three nineteen Got entangled with a hot air balloon. That i guess was Intended to shoot off like it's like a firework platform kind of balloon Let's see what do they call it. Exactly a pyrotechnic cairo technique but yeah pyrotechnic balloon Reported balloon had not been a pyrotechnics one started looking at something else. january third two twenty one. Columbia's aerocivil Caa reported that the hot air balloon was made paper plastics and some parts of aluminum Here let me show you some pictures here. So very festive i. They went planning on carrying passengers in this whole. Actually mike. we should ask balloon. Drivers is one not well in the chat room today. I don't know his grand seen them. now. This is a this is. This is a very customary and and south america latin america. Really so well you just you just you know you just light up. It's kind of like the fourth of july from down there. So you just you just send up. You know Fireworks and balloons and all sorts of stuff. And it's it's it's interesting actually but I could totally i totally see. This happening there Yeah lads with all these Streamers and stuff on it. That's a video there. yeah. I love that. That's a nice little. I think a little bit of drag actually new year's eve jackley. Can you imagine hitting the columbia's national federation of pyrotechnics fan. Lp reported the balloon had not have been a pirate techniques one. So i'm not quite sure what what was a paper plastics in some parts of aluminum. That sounds like okay well. Late burst on impact with the across. Funny thing but it. The airplane apparently is already touchdown. Say thank you for that. Oh had it okay. I thought it was Yeah in flight. Yeah thought he got tangled with him across the runway. As you throwing out i gather. Oh okay that So maybe if you live immediately adjacent to a large airport or airport of any type Not the greatest idea to be sending things up into the sky
Trump Administration Adds Tariffs To Some Merchandise Out Of France
"If you're looking to buy a new handbag some cognac or a lipstick you could be looking at higher prices. That's because the trump administration is putting new tariffs on goods from europe. Npr's scott horsely explains. Why judy taylor runs. An upscale boutique in new york city called madison avenue tour. Among the items she sells are luxury handbags from paris which can retail for thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars. We specialize in her mess. We have a robust online website and by appointment only showroom business online has been good. Taylor says even during the pandemic. if you can't travel and you want to do something for the holidays the chances are you're gonna buy something luxurious but the cost of importing. French handbags is about to go up as of today. The trump administration is imposing a twenty five percent tariff on more than a billion dollars worth of french imports including lipstick. Fancy soap and handbags. That's a challenge for taylor who was already facing higher prices for bags. As a result of factory shutdowns last spring little happen is basically the same thing that happened with everything passed onto the consumer. The administration says his living. These tariffs in retaliation for france's new tax on digital services which critics say unfairly targets. Us tech giants like google and facebook match years has an industry. Trade group called the computer and communications industry association when our trading partners are mating their new taxes after us companies it's clear their targeting american business for discriminatory treatment and it's necessary to take a stand and the new tax on handbags not the outgoing president's only parting tariff shot next week the administration courts new import taxes on cognac and certain wines from france and germany christine cacho of the distilled spirits council knows other european winds were already hit with import taxes as part of a long running battle over government. Subsidies for revel jet makers boeing and airbus. It's very unfortunate that our industry continues to be a victim in these trade disputes. That have nothing to do with our industry but that kind of collateral damage is not unusual in a trade war. Scotland succumb of libertarian. Cato institute notes that european tariffs took game at bourbon in an effort to get the attention of kentucky. Senator mitch mcconnell. The idea is to cause some pain to export orders. That are politically connected. American whiskey exports to europe have plunged by forty one percent since those tariffs were imposed. The kasha says the pain is not limited to mcconnell's home you know. American whiskey is actually exported from us distillers located in thirty nine states. So it's not just the kentucky or tennessee issue it really is united states. Shoe get got a couple of weeks. The new biden administration will take charge of us trade policy while the president-elect has promised a more conciliatory approach lindsey. Graham is not holding his breath that tens of billions of dollars in trump tariffs will suddenly be unwound given kind of current populist moment in the united states. It's going to be difficult for the biden administration to eliminate all up at madison avenue. Couture judy taylor is still hoping the incoming administration does lift the tax on french handbags. Otherwise she says people seeking a luxury gift may turned swiss watches instead scott horsely. Npr news washington.
Boeing 737 Max passenger flights resume in U.S. after nearly two-year ban
"Good evening thank you for joining us. Grounded no more the boeing seven. Three seven max. Take fighting the us again tomorrow. This coming after two crashes in the last two years still fresh in the minds of loved ones demanding answers and accountability. Here's abc's bob woodruff brand new model. Who called ongoing seven thirty. Seven max eight. They didn't understand the danger that they were walking into. What started out as routine flights up quickly became pilots worst nightmare. A plane had flown into the at full speed with two airplanes down. Three hundred and forty six people killed by two thousand nineteen boeing becoming the focus of global firestorm. Now nearly two years. After being grounded boeing seven thirty-seven max with significant changes is set to carry passengers once again. The max was born out of boeing's need to keep up with its closest competitor airbus instead of developing an entirely new plane to catch up with airbus. They decide to take a shortcut and revamp a model. That's already on the market saving them a lot of extra time and money. One of the big customers early on was young budget carrier in indonesia calls lion air. It was a huge deal. Lion air had asked boeing about later training for their pilots and boeing dissuaded. Them from this now. According to internal boeing documents one of their employees ridicule the request in a message to colleagues saying now lionair might need a sim to fly the max and maybe because of their own stupidity i'm scrambling trying to figure out how to unscrew this now. Idiots will they were mocking them. Because if lion air required simulator training than other airlines. And say well wait a minute. Wait a minute. If they're requiring it maybe we need it than the whole house. A car with start to fall apart on the early morning of october. Twenty ninth two thousand eighteen at the airport in jakarta the capital of indonesia lion air flight. Six ten was getting ready to take off. Its destination was the city of panko. Penang which is located on the indonesian highland a bunka very shortly after the flight takes off near. The pilots are struggling with the plane. The stick shaker pops off it is loud and it is rattling in the captain's hands just ten minutes later. A tugboat captain was out on the java. Sea just east of jakarta maranatha. Did you go to the president. Data news of the crash broke. I immediately flew in from beijing. Where i was based at the time so the sun has just gone down and you can see all the police officers along this doc this cruise been pulling up and carrying out debris piece by piece. There is no anyone could have survived the box. We found that the rep was pitchy up and down down and up and down up. It's up and down for about twenty four times. It was revealed. That pilots were rifling through the pilot. Trying to apparently figure out. What new turns out that. Boeing had installed a flight control system on the seven thirty seven. Max that had the power to take control of the plane from the pilots without them. Even knowing about the program was called m. cass m. cass maneuvering characteristics augmentation system and that this system under certain circumstances can trigger in such a way that it will cause the airplane to nose down so the reason they put 'em on airplane was because they put these brand new huge engines on an old airframe and that changed the way the airplane flew this affected. The engines came in airplanes starts to want to pitch up all by itself. The idea was to provide something that would offset that pitching moment or causing the nose to come up. The pilots have no idea why this plane is going down against their will so they tried to fight it and the way m cast was designed. It was given the control authority to do it as many times as necessary. In other words it was given the power to try to kill them essentially until it finally succeeded
Airbus jet deliveries slip Due To Cancelations
"British. Low cost carrier easyjet has said it will defer the delivery of twenty two airbus jets in a bid to save cash in this dismal period for the aviation sector delivery dates for a further fifteen airbus. Planes could also be shoveled based on seasonal demand. Meantime airbus has set. It could lose as much as five billion dollars in aircraft orders. If air asia's restructuring plans go ahead court documents show that airbus is one of a dozen creditors. Then have challenged. The cost cutting measures planned by the malaysian low budget carrier.
Biden Names His Picks For Key Players On His Pandemic Advisory Team
"Joe Biden takes office next month, one of his first priorities will be responding to the pandemic, and today he named his picks for key players who will advise him on how to contain it and how to get people vaccinated. His picks include some very familiar faces and some new faces to joining us now from Wilmington, Delaware. To talk about all of this is NPR. White House correspondent Tamara Keith. Hey, Tam. Hey, Elsa. All right, so let's just start off with perhaps the most familiar face on this team, Dr Anthony Fauci. What, exactly Well, his will be one bite and becomes president. Dr. Fauci will continue to lead the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases where he's been involved in vaccine development. And he will also be an adviser to the president. The president elect now On covert 19. He said on CNN that he thought his role would be similar, though What he didn't say is that Biden is a lot more likely to listen to him on a regular basis than President Trump has been certainly of late. Fauci will bring continuity between the administration's and he knows all the new players, including Biden's pick for the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Rachelle Wolinsky, as well as his pick for surgeon general Vivek Murthy. Here's what he said on CNN today. I know both Rochelle Walensky and Vivek Murthy very well. I mean, I've been working with the back for years when he was the surgeon general during the Obama administration and Rochelle Wolinsky has been a colleague of mine. She's an infectious disease expert. From Harvard Medical School in Massachusetts General Hospital. Now the CDC director job doesn't require Senate confirmation, but surgeon General will and Murthy had a difficult time getting confirmed last time because of his work on gun safety issues, Right. Okay, there's another doctor on this list. Marcella newness, Smith. Of Yale School of Medicine. What is her role going to be? She's going to lead something that Biden is creating called the Cove it 19 Equity Task Force. As we all know. By now, the burden of covert 19 has been disproportionately felt by people of color, and Nunez Smith is the founding director. Of Yale's Equity Research and Innovation Center. She's been working on this issue extensively and building trust in communities that don't necessarily trust the medical community or vaccines. Let's Turn now to the pick for health and human services secretary. The person who will be getting that job is state Attorney general of California, Javi Airbus era. He's also former congressman. Why do you think the Sarah was selected for this particular job? You know, he's been actively involved in defending the Affordable Care act, leading a coalition of states fighting to save it all the way to the Supreme Court. He spoke about that effort last year on all things considered, Americans are fed up with uncertainty. When it comes to whether or not they can send their child to a doctor or the hospital. We deserve to have certainty. Health care is not some widget that you play with its life and death. But beyond that, while attorney general in California he went after a major hospital system in the state for anti competitive practices. He backed legislation aimed at preventing drug companies from keeping generic drugs off the market. And the thought is that he may be able to bring some of that experience and energy to bringing down health care costs. He would also be the first Latino to lead the department. He grew up in Sacramento with working class immigrant parents. He got into Stanford, according to his official bio after fishing and application out of the trash that his friend and thrown away his personal story is something that you can expect to see Biden and his team highlight, especially since Biden's been under pressure to make good on his promise to have a diverse cabinet, right. Lastly, there is a White House position. Jeff Science will be the coordinator of the pandemic response. He's also gonna be a counselor to the president. There has been some pushback right to this particular selection from progressives right? He was a top economic official in the Obama White House. He famously was brought in to help after that disastrous rollout of healthcare dot Gove and save the launch of the Affordable Care Act. There has been pushed back as you say, from progressives to his appointment. He comes from the business world since leaving government he's Leading investment firm, and he also served on the Facebook board of directors for a time. The reality, though, is that this doesn't require Senate confirmation. And even those who object to some of his connections concede he is good at managing systems and solving problems in a crisis that is NPR. White House correspondent Tamara Keith. Thank you, Tam. You're welcome, Elsa.
Atlanta-based Delta avoids US tariffs by sending new Airbus jets on a world tour
"Yeah, they're still happening. China, Of course. Also we have put import taxes on a bunch of European goods. French wine Scotch whisky, Also Airbus airplanes. But Delta Airlines, a buyer of the aforementioned Airbus's has been reading the tariff, fine print and it has been paying off, said Philip wrote the story for Bloomberg. Welcome to the program. Thank you, Kay. So in in layman's terms here if you could. What is Delta doing with these new planes? Yes. Oh, does that's doing something really interesting with the new plans and instead of usually flying them to the U. S, as they have in the past. What they've done instead is fly these planes overseas. Essentially if the plane has any hours and flight, aside from the delivery to the U. S, and testing that would make it a use plan and no longer subject of tariffs because the tariffs only applied new planes. Very tricky. You gotta know the laws. So give me an example. They Delta plunks down. However much money. It is for a new Airbus And it takes off and flies to wear and does what Sure. So take one plane example. The A 3 21. Delta bought a plane from ever US, which was built in Hamburg. The plane flew from Hamburg to El Salvador. It stayed there for over two weeks. And then from there, it flew to the Cayman Islands and then a chance. Atlanta and, most recently, that plane's been flying between Atlanta and Montego Bay, and it has shaved the company. How much money would you guess? So based on the list prices of the aircraft it could have saved as much as 270 million, although airlines don't actually pay the list price for planes, and so the true savings could be much smaller than that, given that most airlines get massive discounts on new plane purchases, But still, Delta has decided it's worth it to go through this goat rope just to not have to pay. However many millions even single digit millions of dollars. It isn't Paris. Absolutely. I mean, the U. S. Has collected over $55 million in tariffs in the last one year or source and said Arabs came in what I hear you saying is that other airlines are not doing what Delta is doing. And they are paying that there's Yeah, that would seem like it. It would seem like those airlines are being charged with tariffs. We should be clear to. This is 100% legal, right? I mean Delta's going by the letter of the law. Absolutely. I mean, the entire strategy rests on the language that classifies the plane as you was once they've flown for any reason other than for testing and delivery. Even as clever as it might be. And as money saving, as it might be. There is some institutional inertia and some inefficiencies that Delta is dealing with here, right? Absolutely. I mean, the fact that they wouldn't really be able to import those plane directly into the US and obviously, that means you have to sort of find places for those planes. In the meantime, it does have some impact on the efficiency. But then remember that you have the covert crisis of the moment. And that sort of helps because you don't need so many plans at the moment, given the fact that there's so many plans that on the ground at the moment, and airlines are trying everything that they can to save money, so this is one sort of tool in the arsenal. Said.
Dow futures extend losses, now down 250 points after weaker-than-expected retail sales
"Slimming down this morning as far as futures go after yesterday's record close The down the S and P 500, Wal Mart sales and revenue beating estimates. With U S E commerce sales jumping 79%. The company said it incurred $600 million in covert related expenses as well. And Home Depot plans to invest about Ah $1 billion in permanent compensation enhancements. Sales topped consensus at Home Depot at Airbnb is filed for an I P O also laid out whining losses and plunging revenue and Delta flew around US tariffs on his Airbus deliveries by basing them in places like Amsterdam. That kept them from being considered imports. And right now, the Dow Futures 219 points Lori S and P futures. They're down 24, but as taking many futures up 24 points right now, I'm John Tucker Bloomberg business of News radio's 7 40 ktrh.
"airbus" Discussed on Aviation Week's Check 6 Podcast
"I'm happy to welcome with me on the program senior editor, , Guy Norris and tier to our France Bureau chief who as you surely know if you read ideation? ? Gregory is an expert in aerospace technology subjects to. . This week, , we are going to talk about three aircraft concepts that Abbas presented for the first time. . They are very different from each other in many ways, , but they do have one thing in common they are supposed to be powered by hydrogen. . And Abbas Vision in the transformation of aviation into a greener more sustainable, , future exciting ideas but lots of questions too. . So let's take a step back I wonder if I can ask you to just walk us through the plans that Abbas. . Presented this week. . Sure <hes>. . So basically, , there are three concept plaints. . At the center of the city they called him supplies because none of them will actually be built but <hes> three directions that are going to be studied in depth. . One of them is looks like turboprop aircraft to wing configuration. . I think the maximum. . Capacity would be around one hundred passengers. . The other one. . Sorry. . The first one, , I mentioned a <unk> because it would burn hydrogen in relatively conventional outside rented conventional. . Engine turbines. . The second concept plane is also conventional Tuban Wing country duration from be powered by two defense number props to defense money hydrogen. . Again, , capacity is between one, , hundred, , twenty, , two, , hundred passengers, , and just like the first concept plane the shooting hydrogen attack is located at the rear of the fuselage and the third concept is definitely the most spectacular. . It's a blended wing but. . Again powered by defense. . So often concepts contemplates both hundred ten. . Engines but the big difference, , the May feature of the sudden is the blend buddy consideration, , which means you can much more optimize hide <hes> myrow dynamics, , and you can also dispute passengers and fuel tanks. . I, , know much more efficient way in the in. . So. . Roughly speaking this, , all three concepts that are is. . Speaking about so we're we're kind of fifteen years right I mean they're talking about enter enter into service in twenty thirty five but already, , they're making some very important technology choices you mentioned liquid hydrogen for instance can just walk Ciragan. . You know what are the steps that are coming up in between now and twenty, , thirty five so between now one, , twenty, , thirty, five, , , the and again, , twenty thirty five is the plant date for entry to service our first main Maislin if she wishes twenty twenty-five by then they expect to have majored some technology bricks as they. . Call them to choose from and they would launch a program in twenty, , twenty, , seven or twenty, , twenty eight. . So that would be a food program for the Industrial Program between or twenty degrees and would would be very, , very informative for us to follow is the next five years they plan to do several demonstrations. . So they will demonstrate that technology bricks such as hydrogen storage, , for example, , and one of the most demonstration projects is about hydrogen storage and distribution they were stopped on the ground, , but they also plan some instructional on the sorry in the era in. . which could be quite a spectacular and they plan quite. . Surprised by this, , they plan to start with gaseous hydrogen storage demonstration before moving to liquid, , and as they seem to have made a choice ready for liquid hydrogen meet surprised by the fact, , they are going to also test guess. . So <hes> Guy. . Abbas. . Seems to be really enthusiastic about this and it's kind of came out of nowhere but it came a bit of as a surprise to me. . That's enthusiasm isn't really shared by everyone in an industry particularly in the engine industry they're still seem to be quite some serious reservations about this. . So can you tell us what what what you're hearing? ? Yeah Hi there. . It's basically a very is a very interesting time because, , of course, , the engine manufacturers like the fray manufactures they're all facing this kind of cliff of how do we meet the sustainability targets in really thirty years seems like a long time but <hes> but in the aerospace business, , it's really not <hes>. . They've got. . So they've they've been approaching this idea of whether to adopt the new transformational approach. . Mostly based on alternative fuels, , which would be dropping into the existing kind of infrastructure, , the existing propulsion designs and the existing tube and wing configurations that the framers of loved and developed and perfected for the past fifty years all nor so you can imagine that there is a bit of a shock going on here to how do we suddenly move all of that towards a hydrogen based ecosystem. . Of course, , the other thing is that they've saying, , well, , you know we have been that before we've studied this, , we started in the nineteen fifties, for , example, , more based for military type applications again, , in the seventy s during the fuel crisis when they the first global fuel crisis and again in the nineties when there was the first glimmers of the emerging <hes> environmental issues this time of course, , it's different as you both said, , you know the there is a driving force has never been there before, , and of course, , the the French government tying the. . Incentive. . Package really to sustainability is the big decision making sort of driver on this. . So you know the fact that. . There's much more urgent need now is is changing the game, , but doesn't change the fact that there is seventy years of history of safety and certification and development behind a no operational cycle around kerosene people know how to handle it. . They know how to certify it, , and this is a whole new ballgame. . So why would you know bus get buy in from the other industry <hes> participants if that wasn't possible for one reason or another over the past? ? Several decades <hes> well I mean one of the thunder, , the reasons that time does move on and technology has improved. . They're all ways of coping now as a couple of ways to look at it. . One is from a big picture perspective. . The big challenge that a lot of them see both in and out of aerospace is the fact that they feed stalking. . The actual production of hydrogen has to be done in a sustainable way to make this entire equation balance
"airbus" Discussed on Business Wars
"Capital one has a fresh take on banking. Now you can open a new savings account in about I five minutes and earned five times. The national average banking with capital one means five times the savings toward your dream honeymoon or five times the savings toward your family's ultimate vacation even five times the savings toward just feeling good about saving. It's time to make your savings goals come true. This this is banking reimagined. What's in your wallet capital one in a member? FDIC TOM on Anthony. Welcome to business wars. Thank you glad to be here. I think it's important to start. With some context here Boeing seven three seven. It's really pretty amazing when you think think about it. What a durable plane? It's been in service for over fifty years. You know you you go back you think about. When the seven three seven was released in the late nineteen sixties sixties or? Is it supposed to do. What was its niche in the in the aviation world well it was supposed to be a short haul aircraft to serve as regional airports? That role actually caused one major configuration feature of the seven thirty seven. And that is that is a very low to the ground. The aircraft it was designed to be loaded with the baggage from the ground without equipment and that design feature has stayed with it. That's really fascinating so the idea was presumably. Correct me if I'm wrong here. Maybe for regional carriers. That didn't have a whole lot of money. You could keep overhead down by not having to Lisa expensive loading equipment Is that is that part of the concept. I think the concept is to sell the aircraft to major carriers but to serve secondary secondary markets market. Presumably wouldn't have all of the equipment that some of the larger markets would. That's exactly right. As I understand it when Boeing owing release the seven three seven was Airbus anywhere in its peripheral vision. I mean was this something that that that Boeing was really considering a competition. Titian with the European consortium Airbus was not in the picture. The D. C. Nine of Douglas was in the picture and so the competition that we see now did not enter the picture until nineteen eighty eight so the seven thirty seven had a twenty one year head start. That's pretty amazing. What was Airbus up to? At that time I mean I I. You mentioned the DC nine in some people still have fond memories of of DC nine but Compared to Boeing Airbus in all this Airbus did did not exist in nineteen sixty seven there. The competition was Various other manufacturers even convair and Lockheed in the United States where competitor's with Boeing for commercial aviation market. That's kind of amazing I'd forgotten about. I mean La. These were once you know the giants of of the skies of American industry. You know Lockheed Douglas and Boeing and you think about it today I mean I guess Boeing is still the last is it. I mean is it sort considered to be the last man standing above all among all of those major aircraft builders from the US. Well in one way Boeing is the last person standing ending but in another sense. It's Douglas that is the last man standing. Because it is the heart and culture of Douglas aircraft that took over ver- when these two companies merged the organizational culture of Douglas than really pervaded Boeing and the culture going forward became problematic. And that's what we're seeing today. Oh that is fascinating and I want to get back to that but I want to roll back the clock if we can to that point at which Airbus begins to move in On the scene and it becomes a a an issue for Boeing. We're talking about what the late nineteen eighteen eighty S. I am I am I close with the three twenty one thousand nine hundred eighty eight was the eighth three twenty but before that before that The European countries and I should emphasize countries didn't want to be dominated by Boeing. They wanted to have a European competition to serve mainly the European market and so they merged together in the seventies and created the a three hundred which the Which Eastern Airlines purchase and Frank Borman the The astronauts supported and so basically it was a Great Britain France and Germany coming together to put together a European competition into the seven thirty-seven. Let's think about that for just a moment. Because eastern is I recall was based in Miami back in the day and they had A. They had a pretty strong service vist to they had a shuttle as I recall between a Boston and Washington DC. It strikes me as rather unusual that An an airline with such a major. US presence like eastern would choose Airbus over. Boeing was that kind of watershed moment. Do you think or no. It was not the same watershed moment as when American Airlines decided to buy the a three twenty in two thousand and eleven. Let's talk a little bit more about the a three three twenty You mentioned that it becomes a thing in the late. Nineteen eighties was Airbus. Also thinking as Boeing had a couple of decades earlier that they wanted a shorter haul carrier something that carried fewer passengers and sort of smaller hubs that sort of thing I think Airbus because it was a consortium. Some of companies I it had the organizational ability to listen to customers and reflect the needs of the market. And that is is something that if you think about it. In classical terms Boeing was like a heroic company but classical hero. Roy Heroes Have Hubris. And that's what we see developing in in Boeing and the inability to listen and so just to give you an idea In one thousand nine hundred ninety eight when the three twenty was introduced they sold fifteen of them. In the same year Boeing sold hundred and fifty two of the seven thirty-seven so was one tenth of the market and so they just really sort of did not think that they were a threat was so what was the deciding. Factor factor from the perspective of the airline companies. Once you had a choice between say the seven thirty seven and a plane like the three twenty what would have been the deciding. Factor price price is part of it but also fuel efficiency is a big part. And what's interesting is because that seven thirty seven was designed in nineteen sixty seven and the engines were a different type of They did not have a high bypass engine. It burned a lot more gas. And and then every attempt to change that engine was difficult for Boeing. So for instance that original engine on the seven thirty seven One hundred model was four feet. The new engine is eight feet and it weighs one thousand four hundred seventy pounds more so this really changes the original design handling of the aircraft. Well or before we go long on Max. Let's talk about what took bowing to at that point to begin with something happened. In two thousand six Boeing began to think about a successor for this very successful plan to seven thirty seven. And I suppose Jose Airbus was really thinking of doing the same thing. With the three twenty Boeing still hadn't decided exactly how they'd revamp the seven thirty seven but then Airbus showed its hand in in twenty ten with the launch of the three twenty neo same frame but it had an engine. That was a whole lot. More fuel-efficient for Boeing to do something similar. Well let me ask you this. Could they do it with a frame designed back in the late sixties. No no they could not. And that's why the Max had to be developed if you look at an eight three twenty and you look at a seven thirty seven taxing on the ground. You'll see that that seven thirty-seven is hunkered down close to the ground. But the a three twenty looks sort of perched up on long legs and those long legs allowed the three twenty to have the new high bypass fuel efficient engine and that became something that was really difficult for the seven thirty seven to accommodate and therefore or to move the engine. Ford was the only way they would be able to accommodate this new larger engine and heavier engine than before this brings exist to that watershed moment that you were talking about doesn't it. This is where I guess it would have been A. We're talking around twenty ten twenty eleven American Airlines it makes a pretty big decision and goes with Airbus and in January of two thousand and eleven. There was an apocryphal incident. Wouldn't that occurred. And the CEO of Boeing Commercial announced that he didn't think that even though Airbus was selling some aircraft and making good the numbers that they needed to design new narrow bodies single. I I'll aircraft for another decade. That was January two thousand eleven and then in in spring of two thousand eleven American Airlines announced that they were buying a several hundred eighty-three twenties and then that changed the world. But the problem problem was is they had already absorbed since nineteen ninety seven and nineteen ninety eight. They had already absorbed the Douglas Aircraft Organizational National Culture of cost cutting a whole organizational culture. That was completely unlike the Boeing culture that existed before that seems to be really important Gordon. And it's something that I haven't heard a lot of discussion about certainly in coverage of the development of the seven thirty seven. Max It's a cultural thing within Boeing which had absorbed Douglas that caused corners to be cut. Do I understand you correctly. Way More than that David in in nineteen ninety eight. It was announced that Harry Stonecipher from Douglas aircraft would be the head of Boeing Commercial Aircraft Division Asian. And this caused a shock to those in Boeing but also think about what resulted had in the organizational culture. All those people from Boeing all those Lueders who had proven themselves are now thinking. Well what am I. I'll chopped liver Hawaii Harry stonecipher getting this job. And so oh that started in nineteen ninety eight soon after in in two thousand and one they decided to move the headquarters from Seattle to Chicago Kogyo and in the same move they say and by the way though you one thousand employees that headquarters were only GonNa take five hundred of you to Chicago ago. How would those five hundred people react? It was a deeper cut to the organizational culture. And and of of Boeing at the time.
"airbus" Discussed on Business Wars
"It's November. Two thousand eighteen and in Fort Worth Texas Boeing vice-president didn't Mike Senate is facing a hostile reception before him are a group of furious American Airlines pilots and they want answers about 'em uncast the seven three seven. Max Is Automated Flight Control System until last month's lion aircrash in Indonesia no 737 Max pilot had heard rid of 'EM CASS. He's not even mentioned in. The manuals are covered in pilot training but now is the prime suspect in the lion. Air Disaster the pilots now no impasse automatically adjust the plane's position using data from two centers on the plane's nose if either one of these sensors there's reports that the nose is pointing to high in casts automatically forces. The nose down to stabilize the plane. But on the Lion Air flight a faulty altea censor kept indicating that the nose was higher than it really was in response in cash repeatedly shove. The plane's nose down with deadly results one incensed pilot jabs his finger in the direction of the gray haired Boeing executive. The Lion Air guys didn't even know the damn system was on the airplane. Airplane neither did anyone else. Senate tries comedy. I don't know that understanding him would have changed the outcome. There are other situations that it can cause similar flight control problems and the way you resolve these problems of the same. Why do you need to know what is causing the problem before acting to solve it? Another pilot pilot steps in because this problem is masked by so many warning. Alerts and other distractions as pilots are the last line of defense. We need this knowledge Senate nuts. We will upgrade the software. But we don't want to rush into a crappy job. While Boeing works works on the upgrade. The Max keeps flying the FAA decides not to ground the plane even though its own internal analysis this is warning that could cause another fatal crash instead the FAA issues. Emergency Order telling pilots to review Their procedures Boeing sends pilots guidance on how to deal with an M. cast malfunction but neither measure is enough to prevent another tragedy tragedy on March tenth twenty nineteen and Ethiopian Airlines. Seven three seven. Max crashed shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa following following another desperate battle with in casts. The crash kills all hundred and fifty seven people on board. Finally the world's aviation in regulators act starting with China. China has grounded its entire Boeing seven. Three seven Max. Fleet Day off after an Ethiopian Airlines. The plane crashed Australia's the latest countries to ban flying of the seven. Three seven. Max Aircraft. This comes after similar moves authorities in countries including China Singapore four on South Korea. We have an avalanche now of countries around the world grounding this plane and this one is a very big announcement the British Aviation Authority Jordy grounding the seven thirty seven Max follow off on Wednesday morning Canada grounds the Max leaving the FA. The only holdout within hours I president Donald Trump brings the US into line with the rest of the world. We're going to be issuing an emergency order of prohibition to ground off lights of the seven thirty eighty seven Max. Eighth Boeing is an incredible company. They are working very very hard right now. Aw and hopefully. They'll very quickly come up with the answer but until they do. The planes are grounded. But there's no quick answer mm-hmm and with the Max grounded Boeing's finances go into a tailspin Boeing stock plunges wiping fifty billion dollars off the company's value new orders for the Max dry up newly built maxes pileup at Boeing's plant in Renton Washington. The only silver lining for Boeing is that Airbus lacks production capacity too quickly capitalize on its troubled Airbus already has years worth of orders for the Eighth HR Twenty Neo backlogged blog airlines. That have ordered. The Max have little option. But to hope Boeing gets its house in order soon. But as more details about the Max and M. Cast s come to light hopes of an imminent fix fade leaked text messages. Reveal how a former Boeing employee. Boasted did of Jedi mind tricking regulators. Over the Max Former Employees Tales of assembly line workers under intense pressure to churn out planes fast just for being sidelined for raising safety concerns. Politicians demand to know why Boeing cut all mentions of 'em cast from pilot manuals and training industry observers questioned the wisdom of letting in casts intervene based on data from just one of the two knows position sensors on the Max and in October. Twenty nineteen eighteen a congressional committee halls Boeing CEO. Dennis Muilenburg to Capitol Hill demanding answers. Let me ask you this Mr Mueller Bird. You said you're accountable. What accountability meaner you taking a cut in pay? Are you working for free from now on. These people's relatives are not coming back. They're gone your salary still on. Is Anybody at Boeing. Taking a cut or working for free to try to rectify this problem like Japanese would do congressman. Uh It's not about the money for me. It's not. Why are you giving up any money congressman my Board will conduct a comprehensive review. That so you're saying you're not giving up any compensation at all your continuing to work and make thirty million dollars a year after this horrific two accidents that caused all these people's relatives to go home to disappear to die. You're not taking your cut in pay. All in December two thousand nineteen with no hope of the Max flying again anytime soon Boeing bows to the inevitable it halts production of the Max and fires Mula Burke but the bad news keeps coming in January. Twenty twenty Boeing hands over more than one hundred pages of internal communications that demonstrate a cavalier attitude to safety safety and a contempt for regulators within the ranks of the seven three seven workforce in one exchange and employees describes the maxes and aircraft quote vote designed by clowns. Who in turn are supervised by monkeys in another a worried? Boeing worker asks a colleague if he would let his family really fly on a Max the replies blunt. No as the new decade begins Boeing is on its knees. It's best selling plane is grounded indefinitely and no longer in production. The scrutiny is intensifying and its reputation is shattered but aircraft manufacturing is and always has been about the long game Boeing might be in dire straits right now but few airlines would want a world where Airbus is the only supplier in town. And that's why Airbus knows that it's probably a question of when not if Boeing makes a comeback but right now engulfed in scandal the idea of the American giant. Hi It returning to. Glory seems very far away and Airbus soaring ahead.
"airbus" Discussed on Business Wars
"It's February twenty sixteen and in Boeing's facility in Everett in Washington. A team of seventy seven engineers are watching a live. company-wide Webcast on the screen is Ray Connor. He's the gray haired dimpled Chin and head of Boeing's Commercial Aircraft Division and. There's an anguish. Look on his face. We're losing Airbus's attacking US on price in every every single campaign last year at one sixty three percent of single-aisle orders with the eight three twenty against the seven three seven and that's alarming because the seven and three seven is our most profitable plane and the seven eight seven remains a long way from compensating for that one of the seven eight seven engineers snorts Dallas. Something we don't know his colleagues nod Boeing still losing money on every seven eight seven sold even if it is getting closer to breaking even on the screen. Connor keeps talking to compete with Airbus on price. We must reduce overheads and margins. Therefore we're undertaking undertaking a programme of extreme cost cutting now connors got the engineers undivided attention. They glance at each other wondering who among of them will survive. The call and as Boeing prepares to swing the axe the pressure to get the seven. Three seven Max into service intensifies is. It's a late evening. December two thousand seventeen and the seven three seven Max's. Chief technical pilot is burning the midnight oil so he takes a sip of Greg. SPA and logs into Boeing's internal messaging system. He notices that one of his colleagues is also online in taps. Sound message you online to this garbage that we're working this hard. The colleague requires immediately. Well that's the story of the seven three seven in group. The chief pilot takes another sip of vodka and updates his colleague on his efforts to stop India's aviation regulator demanding more indepth training for pilots on the Max ax by Jedi. Mind trick these fools. I should be given a thousand bucks every time I take one of these calls. I save this company a sick amount of money colleague things back. When did you convince them out to feel stupid about trying to require any additional training requirement? Two minutes later the colleague replies well done but these two aren't the only ones feeling the pressure Boeing's already told it's rent an assembly plant that it must produce an an unprecedented fifty two. Max is a month by twenty eighteen up from forty two seven three seven twenty fourteen. Some employees have safety concerns about the Max but they fear they'll lose their jobs if they speak out yet as far as the outside world concerned. The Max is coming together in record occurred time by twenty eighteen. The first Max's go into service by then Boeing's eating into Airbus's share of new single-aisle plane orders and his Airbus's sales lead shrinks Boeing stock price and revenues sore. It seems like momentum is finally on Boeing side but then it's October twenty nine twenty eighteen and in Jakarta Indonesia Lion Air flight. Six ten is cleared for takeoff in the cockpit of this seven three seven Max. The captain presses to take off button and the engines word alive seconds later the jet pulled off the runway headed to Bangka island with one hundred eighty nine people on board but but two minutes later. The first officer Contacts Air Traffic Control Terminal East Lima November India. Six ten request approval to proceed to some holding point number and six ten terminal East Twenty Shirt and Crafts Problem Terminal East Lima November India. Six Ten flight control problem. Yes the first sign that lion air. Six ten is in trouble as the plane. Heads over the Java Sea pilots are barred with stall warnings. Suddenly the plane's nose lurches down the captain pulls back hard on the control column to lift the nose but every time he does. The plane's nose knows pulled down again. Even harder as the pilot tries to tame the plane the seven three seven Max Roller coasters through the air like a bucking bull and with every downward lurch the nose sinks further and further below the horizon finally thirteen minutes after takeoff and the pilots lose the bite. The nose jerks down one last time forcing the plane into a near vertical descent. The first officer sees to see rushing towards him through the windshield and gasps his last words a split second later Lion Air flight six ten slams into the water killing everyone on board by the time aircrash aircrash investigators start pulling bodies and wreckage from the C.. They're already homing in on a potential cause something inside the Max that the two doomed zoomed pilots didn't even know existed. Something that will soon strike.
"airbus" Discussed on Business Wars
"On the last episode Airbus entered development. Hell after messing up. The wiring of the eighty three. Eighty Superjumbo jumbo giving Boeing more time to build and went over airlines. With its new high-tech seven eight seven dreamliner now. Airbus is raking in orders for the three three twenty neo pushing bowing to respond with the single wild seven three seven Max but first Boeing's got to get the twin-aisle dreamliner airborne born. This is episode six. Mayday it's October. Twenty six twenty eleven and in Tokyo's Narita Airport passengers are boarding the first commercial flight on a seven eight. Seven dreamliner seem lighter at the gate all Nippon Airways execs in traditional festive coats. Smile and handout wooden boxes of Saturday. It's fifty fifty three years to the day. Since Pan Am put Boeing's first passenger. Jet Into Service and Boeing hopes that like the seven. Oh seven the long haul dreamliner will also also be a game changer. The dreamliner is the first airliner made primarily from carbon composite materials airlines. Love it because it's easy on fuel. Will passengers find the taller windows appealing as well as the touch screen inflight entertainment system but the dreamliner project is swimming in red ink and the plane's plane's inaugural flight is three. And a half years late Boeing spent twenty billion dollars making the seven eight seven even with eight hundred orders bag. The plane is years away from breaking even and that makes defending the best selling seven three seven family from the Eighth HR Twenty Neo mission critical. It's twenty twelve and in Seattle to specialists in aerodynamics inside Boeing's Trans Sonic wind tunnel setting up an experiment they carefully adjust a scale model of a seven three seven Max six. That's about the size of an equal before they exit the tunnel to start their tests today. They're testing how the seven three seven Max handled handled steep banking turn. It's an extreme maneuver one. No commercial pilot is likely to do. But the Max must handle this maneuver smoothly to get certified to fly by the US. Federal Aviation Administration the Orange numbers on the led display rise as the wind tunnel blasts air. The model the Aero Dynamics specialists take notes just dials one glances at the monitor screen in frowns. The nose is pitching up. Yeah not not good. Reckon that's because the engines are bigger and further forward on the wing. They're creating more surface for left. The pair stare at the model with its nose is rising skywards rather than staying level. That's a certification. Fail right there. It's a Max to fly. Well well this problem got to be fixed. But it won't be easy. I the engines can't be reposition. Seven three seven decades old airframe isn't designed designed for big modern jet engines. There's no option. But to put the engines further forward on the wing than on previous seven three seven Boeings also promised airlines lines that 737 pilots will be able to fly. The Max with just a few hours of computer based training for that to happen the Max must feel and fly just slide earlier seven three seven but with its reposition engines. There's no way the maxwell handle like its predecessors so Boeing solves off the problem by rating Airbus's playbook since the nineteen eighties. Airbus has used. Its Fly by wire flight computers to eliminate the differences in handling ruling of all. Its jets. Computers work behind the scenes to compensate for the differences so that the planes feel the same pilots as a result for pilots. There's as little difference between flying a single eight three twenty and a mammoth a three eighty. Now Boeing's doing this same for the Max. It creates a software where program called. MCAS IM- CASS IM- cast. His job is to automatically adjust the horizontal stabilisers on the tail. So that the plane lean flies just like an older seven three seven. And with 'em cash in place Boeing can keep its promise that airlines. Who by the Max won't be saddled with multimillion multi-million dollar pilot training bills but while the Max gathered speed the dreamliner is about to encounter an electrical electrical storm? It's January twenty thirteen and in Chicago. Boeing CEO. James mcnerney. Just got home his fish. Dinner's in the oven. And he's in sweatpants ready for his evening workout but then a message buzzes on his phone as he heads to the table to check his phone on another message arrives and then another and another and another by the time mcnerney grabs this phone vibrating wildly. He checks the first message. And his eyes widen dammit. He races to the kitchen grabs the TV remote and switches on CBS News. Forty five minutes after takeoff on a domestic flight in western Japan flight attendant on this All Nippon Upon Airway seven eighty-seven announced in a shaky voice is there would be an emergency landing. One hundred twenty nine passengers evacuated on emergency chutes and inspection of the aircraft revealed Burns around the main battery mcnerney stares in horror at the footage of passengers fleeing the aircraft. It's the second battery battery fire on a seven eight seven this month. mcnerney knows what happens now. The seven eight seven dreamliner gets grounded. The following morning mcnerney holds an emergency meeting with his top engineers in Boeing's high rise headquarters in Chicago. The dreamliner just become the first plane grounded by the FAA since nineteen seventy nine and as usual the rest of the world's regulators follow follow. Its lead mcnerney knows Boeing will have to compensate the airlines for the losses. It's also a given that customers won't be accepting deliveries of new dreamliner until the FAA deems. The plane fit to fly again. mcnerney turns to John Tracy but when she technology officer is it the Lithium Ion batteries again. Yes but we're not clear on the cause but my team in Japan say yesterday's incident didn't endanger the plane or passengers. Singers mcnerney slams. His fist on the table. Don't you understand what we're dealing with here. This isn't just an engineering question. It's about safety safety. It's about confidence. Confidence in Boeing. People do not want to fly on planes that catch fire get this fixed fast. Ast It cannot happen again tracy gets the message. Boeing racist redesigned the batteries to reduce the risk of short circuits and fires urged. The company then sends its mechanics around the world so there on site ready to implement the improvements as soon as the FAA gives the okay in April roll twenty thirteen to Boeing's relief the FAA approves. The remedy and dream liners are once again airborne. Now Boeing can refocus focus on its priority project. The seven three seven Max. Boeing's Max is nearly ready but that's small comfort because Airbuses. Three twenty neo is a sale sensation by the time. A three twenty neo interservice in late. Twenty fifteen Airbus has forty forty five hundred orders for its new aircraft. The Max trails by fifteen hundred orders for years. The seven three seven eighty three twenty had been neck and neck but now Airbus has a decisive lead. A lead that Boeing's top team pledges will not stand.
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"It's spring twenty eleven. An American American Airlines is shopping for jets and this is no ordinary shopping list. Now this will be the biggest order for commercial jets get history a twenty the three billion dollar purchase update Americans aging narrow body fleet and now American. CEO Gerard Arpey is close to a decision arpey sits in his office in Fort Worth Texas nudging. His wire frames spectacles up his nose. He picks up the phone and calls Boeing CEO. James James mcnerney James Gerard American. I've got news a smile creeps. Across mcnerney face Boeing and Airbus have been battling for months to win this deal. Airbus trying to win over American with its latest creation. The a three twenty neo but Boeing's not worried the three three twenty neo is little more than an eighth three twenty with more modern fuel-efficient engines partly a match for the brand new single jet Boeing's offering to make besides nights Boeing an American or tight. American only owns Boeing jets. Switching to Airbus will require the airline to surrender the big discounts it gets from its sole supplier. Deal with Boeing mcnerney. Eases back in his chair with sweet anticipation good news. I hope our be pauses briefly. No I'm sorry it's not good news for you. mcnerney springs forward in his chair. You're buying Airbus yes. I've agreed to buy two one hundred sixty three twenty three twenty. Nieto's I don't WanNa wait a decade for a new Boeing rb. Let's the shock sink in before continuing his explanation. The Nation with the Eighth HR twenty neo. I get the new fuel efficient airplanes in service by late two thousand fifteen but I haven't yet decided on who will get the remaining two hundred planes so you got a chance to counter but James if you want some of this action your offer has to be way more competitive okay. Gerard Message. Received loud and clear Boeing scrambled into action. It shelves plans for a new jet. Xerox's Airbus's a three twenty neo strategy by proposing the seven three seven Max a revamped seven thirty seven of quipped with the latest engines. Boeing also promises that current seven three seven pilots will only need a few hours of computer based training to fly the Max rather than expensive simulator training. The offer saves the day in July. Twenty Eleven American gives Boeing the rest of its order and that victory comes not a moment too soon. Airbus already has hundreds of orders for the three twenty neo threatening the seven. Three seven status is the world's best-selling plane Boeing reckons the Max can catch up with the three twenty neo. But to succeed Boeing must deliver on the promise of minimal pilot training. You and that means Boeing must fit bigger more fuel-efficient modern engines on the seven thirty Sevens forty-five-year-old airframe without altering how it flies. But this marriage of old airframe and new engines leaves Boeing with an engineering conundrum a challenge. It must solve in record time and this race best Airbus will cause bowing to make some bad calls that will end in tragedy from wondering. I'm David Brown and this this is business.
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"It's fall two thousand four and a cavernous Airbus assembly plant into loose France. An army of mechanics are building the first a three eighty among them is a German mechanic and a high visibility reflective jacket. He whistles as he gets to work inside the twenty three foot wide central fuselage. He spent weeks six laying the spaghetti like massive cables that now cover the walls and today he's connecting. The electrics of the German made central fuselage to the French manufactured doctored no section. He unfurled a bundle of wires and threads them through the wall. The wires inch toward the cable harness. Where the two fuselage sections meet and then he runs out of wire what? The wires are several inches short of the connection he tugs at the cables. But there's no slack then he here's a shout from the rear end of the eighth three eighty. It's the colleague wiring together. This central in rear fuselage's Hey Hey come look at this. My wires to short the mechanic gulps the gap might be tiny but on an aircraft craft with more than three hundred miles of wires. This is a massive problem. It's spring two thousand six in the Paris headquarters of Airbus parent. EADS CO-CEO NOEL fours years ready to explode. He's just been told that the eighth three eighties. He's wires are too short and the team needs six months to fix the problem. He clinches his fists in Glares at the eighth three eighties production chief six months just to fix them wires. They're just wires. The production chief rings his hands. It's not that simple. We are building building. The most complex passenger aircraft ever made we have overcome some of the toughest engineering challenges in aviation history. And now now you say some damn wires going to cause months of delay cost a billions of euros. The production chief tries again. It's not a simple fix. We can't just insert extra connections if we do that. It'll increase the electrical resistance reducing the power. We need to rip out what every cable we've installed correct the problem and manufacture replacement equipment. Only then can we put the wires back in. How did this a happening? The Germans are using an older version of the design software. Then the French teams it. Seems the wire stiffness calculations are different different between the two versions as a result. The designs don't match per year puts his head in his hands in despair. Airbus might be one company now but the old national silos still remain a few years back. Airbus's French engineers tried pushing the Germans to upgrade their software but the Germans resisted unwilling to be bossed around by the French. So rather than take sides Airbus's manufacturers let the Germans. I do it their way. And that's about to become a very expensive decision in June. Two thousand six Airbus announces a six month delay. Okay two eighty three eighty deliveries a setback. That will cost it two billion euros over the next four years the day after the news breaks. EADS a stock plunges twenty six percent within weeks fours years out Airbus sends hundreds of German workers to to lose to try and get the thirteen billion dollar project back on track but the delays keep coming six months becomes a year airlines and cargo carriers cancel orders. There's in demand late delivery payments but still the a three eighty slips further behind schedule. And all the while Boeing is gaining altitude. It's July two thousand seven and in Everett Washington. Fifteen thousand excited aviation fans are waiting for Boeing to unveil this seven eighty seven dreamliner. They watch the massive doors of the seven eighty seven assembly plant roll back in reveal a blue widened. Sober Jetta door with a Boeing logo. Crowd claps awesome cheers at the side of the jet. That's revitalizing America's leading aircraft maker. The dreamliner isn't flying yet. But it's already an aviation's nations in station. It's the fastest selling plane. Boeing's ever made airlines love its fuel efficiency and high tech features and passengers. Will I love the tall windows and improved air quality Boeing's already got seven hundred orders and a six year waiting list but when the crowd gets to see the seventy-seven close their shock one aviation enthusiast in a military cap turns to his PAL. After checking out the fuselage you see that temporary fasteners uh-huh and there's a whole right over there. This isn't a finished airplane. It's an empty shell. He's right. This seven eighty eighty seven is about as airworthy is a paper plane. It's held together with make do parts and fake surfaces. And that's because Boeing suppliers are struggling to keep up. The demands of the dream liners advanced. Tech and composite. Materials have pushed Boeing suppliers to the limit their behind on everything everything from the computer software to the titanium fastener that whole the plane together. Not that Boeing's fretting and that's because Airbus's alternative alternative. The a three fifty is still years away from completion and lagging far behind in orders with the days when Airbus was too busy making it super per jumbo to focus on challenging the seventy seven or about to end for a new era in the has begun with the arrival in Sydney. They minutes ago. It's October two thousand seven and the a three eighty is finally inservice. It might be two years late but when the I eighty three eighty any passenger flight lands in Sydney. It's national news the I three. It Airbus's about to set new benchmarks in aviation standard. It's the the cleanest. The green is the biggest passenger jet aircraft in the world. Today I can also tell you. It's the quad. Unlock the Qantas Jumbo. They're trying to take off. Just Massad. Assad in ruin Singapore's five patacas Ivan Eric. But for all the excitement the three eighty is already a financial failure. It's arrived nearly a seven billion dollars over budget and few airlines. Want to spend two hundred eighty million dollars on a jet but seems out of step with the Times. Airbus Airbus imagined a future where superjumbos would connect the giant hub airports of mega cities but low. Cost carriers are increasingly flying people direct to final destination and airports the charge. Less than the big hubs and right now that shift in the market is playing right into Boeings hands hands on the next episode. Airbus strikes back with a revamped three twenty. The dreamliner gets grounded and the seven thirty seven. Max Shatters Boeing's reputation from wondering. This is business wars. We hope you enjoyed enjoyed this episode. We invite you to subscribe on Apple. PODCASTS spotify Google podcast pitcher iheartradio. Wherever you get your podcasts? 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"It's September nineteen. Ninety seven and Boeing plant in Renton Washington. Workers White overalls and face masks or spray painting the latest seven. Thirty seven to roll off the assembly line but then an announcement comes over. The public address system plays gather on the factory floor for an urgent meeting. Urgent Meeting now in the factory floor workers arrived to find their stressed out. Supervisor pacing up and down. There's there's been another well screw up. The wiring is not finished on the jet. You're painting it's gotTa go back to wiring right away. We'll have to start over over when it returns one worker explodes. Why this again? What the Hell is going on around here? Every workers wondering the same same thing and that's because Boeing's new aggressive sales strategy has worked. Tactic worked so well. That avalanche of orders is overwhelming. The company suppliers are struggling to produce parts fast. Enough half-built jets are filling the tarmac outside the assembly lines workers are pulling triple shifts and still l. can't dent the backlog in all this chaos lanes are being sent to the wrong part of the production line but instead of getting on top of the situation quickly quickly Boeing's top brass has led the problems fester. They're too busy trying to nail the thirteen billion dollar takeover of McDonald Donald Douglas. That'll make Boeing the world's biggest military planemaker and they don't want to make any decisions that could endanger that acquisition finally in October nineteen ninety seven with McDonnell. Douglas Buyout done CEO Phil Condit Acts. He shuts down the seven three seven. Seven seven four seven production lines for three weeks to restore order but the damage is already done. The Manufacturing Meltdown L. Down Forces conduct to announce two point six billion dollar right off the company's stock price plunges wiping out four point three billion dollars of Boeing's value in rage stockholders sue airlines demand millions in late delivery penalties Boeing's reputation as the king of American manufacturing shattered Boeing's push for more orders has backfired badly early and give an Airbus one more shot at becoming top gun on the next episode. Scandal engulfs Boeing. Airbus is Super Jumbo. Hit severe turbulence in the US and EU. Get in the ring. Hello from wondering this is business wars. We sure hope you enjoyed this episode. We invite you to subscribe on Apple. PODCAST spotify Google podcasts. CAST stitcher iheartradio. Wherever you get your podcasts? There's a link on the episode notes. And if you tap or swipe over the cover art you'll also see some offers from our sponsors. We hope you'll support Russia by supporting them. If you like what you've been listening to it would be great if you could give us a five star rating and tell your friends how to subscribe another way to support us is by answering a short survey at wondering Henry Dot com slash survey and tell us what business war stories. You'd like to hear next quick note about the conversations you've been hearing. We can't know exactly what was said but this dialogue doc is based on our best research. I'm your host David Brown Tristian Donovan wrote the story. Karen lower our senior producer and editor produced by. Emily Frost. Sound design by Kyle. Randall in our executive producers are Jenny Lower Beckmann as marshal Louis created by Ernon Lopez four wondering. Hey I'm Rufus Chris calm the host of wondrous show the next big idea each week on the podcast we bring you ideas as with the power to change the way you see the world this week. The question we're asking is why is it so hard to break bad habits and replace them with good ones. In my case the question would be. How can I replace my Bourbon on the rocks with a Kale smoothie you may think it all comes down to willpower but social psychologist? Wendy Woods Woods says that if you really want to change your life then you need to tap into your unconscious mind. She talks with next big idea. Club curator Adam grant about harnessing the the science of habit formation to make positive changes the last to listen to the conversation and hear other fascinating. New ideas subscribe to the next big idea from wondering..
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They're still talking at sunrise and when they finally crash into their beds they no longer care about. The risks. Airbus is going to build the the biggest passenger jet. This world has ever seen no matter. The cost but back in Seattle Boeing is about to resume hostilities. Ladies it's nineteen ninety. Six and in his office in Boeing headquarters. The company's Binny's new CEO Phil Condit has got a plan to put Airbus on the defensive to do that. He wants to transform Boeing from an engineering lead business to one driven by sales and to win sales. He needs to go on the offensive against Airbus. And that's why he's called. Ron Woodard into his office office. Conduct just put woodard in charge of Boeing's Commercial Aircraft Division. And he's looking to him to come up with a winning strike against Airbus. Condit takes a Swig from his Coffee Cup and looks at Whittard. So Ron Houses strategy of yours work we produce and uppercut Airbus if if we make planes faster and cheaper than they can and we can. They're toast imagine a world where airlines can order a plane and get it delivered as quickly as you or me could get a new car. Dr Condie knows the analogy is often he gets the logic Airbus's consortium it can't just ramp up production. It needs to get all its partner manufacturers juris from various countries to agree I that kind of bureaucracy can work in Boeing's favour a price war would also create a headwind for Airbus the European governments that bankrolled Airbus are now pressing. The consortium to deliver profits the days. When Airbus could undercut Boeing without feeling the pinch or ending ending a sly smile grows on condit's face? He likes this plan soon. 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He spent months working out of four hundred plane. Deal with the airline. It's an agreement worth between clean five and eighteen billion dollars depending on options but plenty big enough to make up for all. The orders lost a Boeing and now Pearson's in the office of US Airways away CEO. Steve Wolfe convinced. He's a handshake away from clinching. This mega contract. So we're good actually. No I've got more asks Pearson's Heart Sinks. He thought the haggling was over Wolf issues his his first demand the deliveries to start a year earlier. Steve That's impossible. How about we bring the schedule? Forward two months three months. How right? What else I want? Five percent off the Price Pearson unlocks is with Wolf and slowly stands up then the Airbus. CEO unbuckle his belt. And lets his pants drop. Well See. I've got no more to give all right all right Jeeze Pearson get your pants back on. Okay the deals yours. Just pull those damn pants back. But while Pearson's Diggity is taking a hit Boeing's discovering the downside of success.
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"It's early February. Nineteen eighty seven in a government office in central London. US trade ambassador. Michael Smith is meeting with representatives from four European nations that fund Airbus and the atmosphere's. Here's getting frosty. The fifty one year old American ambassador reiterates his message. The United States' position is clear. We don't mind competition. What we object to is Boeing McDonnell Douglas having to compete with a rival funded by European governments? The ball Britain a pin striped suit responds. He's he's Geoffrey Pattie Britain Trade Minister I find it bizarre that the country whose aircraft manufacturers own eighty percent of the market is complaining about Competition Competition Smith Flick. Through the figures Boeing and McDonnell. Douglas gave him ahead of this meeting. Collectively you've given Airbus ten billion dollars in state eight since nineteen seventy. It's not unreasonable to ask that you reduce the level of support in the future. Patty pushes back if you WANNA talk about subsidies. Let's discuss those massive military contracts and research. Grants you give Boeing and mcdonnell-douglas indirect subsidies that help them develop technology they can use in the civilian market. Those are not subsidies their payments for military equipment and irritated French trade officials steps in. So you're saying because Europe does does not support Airbus in the same way you support Boeing. It is not allowed. You're attacking the Airbus system because you don't want competition. Smith eyeballs the European team. Listen I prefer negotiated resolution but believe me. Talks aren't the only option available to the American. The government. The French official rolls his eyes at the Vail threat of sanctions So now we're getting down to Rambo politics you put up tariffs so we put up tariffs and neither of gets anywhere. The meeting ends with neither side giving an inch. The Gulf between America and Europe is widening morning and the stakes are rising. It's Valentine's Day nineteen eighty-seven and inside a hangar into lose who's blind yuck airport rows of seated reporters and VIP's are here for an unveiling they watch is dry. Ice Clouds billow out then then from behind a curtain and airport tug pulls out a brilliant white plane. It looks like it's floating in the clouds. Uh It's the I eighty three twenty and today marks the arrival of what's already become Europe's best-selling passenger your jet. The a three twenty hasn't flown a single mile but the orders are flooding in airlines are going wild for its computerized fly by wire. Technology Technology. Airbus already has more than four hundred orders more than enough to make the eighth three twenty. A real threat to Boeing seven thirty-seven after this ceremony. French Prime Minister Jacques Chirac heads into the eighth round. He's high tech cockpit followed by TV news crews. He sits surrounded by the futuristic computer screens and with cameras rolling he fires a warning shot at the US. The three twenty is already a spectacular success S. and we will keep supporting the creation of new Airbus jets. We won't be threatened into maintaining the American monopoly. If America wants a trade trade war it will get one but behind the scenes. Both sides are climbing down from their respective hills the the US is backing away from its threat of a trade war because the dispute could hurt Boeing's European sales instead both sides agree to request a clarification on international trade rules governing aircraft manufacturing subsidies but the wheels of world trade law turn slowly slowly. It'll be years before the clarification comes so while the trade dispute is stuck in a holding pattern Airbus advances Mrs in March Nineteen eighty-eight. It delivers the I eighty three twenty two airlines and the orders. Keep coming. Even once wants loyal Boeing carriers like Pan Am and Northwest Airlines at a three twenty two their fleets and Europe's aviation fans love. It's new high-tech attack. Jet Airbus goal of getting thirty percent of the market is within reach. It's June nineteen eighty-eight and obscene airshow is underway at me. Airport close to France's border with Switzerland in West Germany. The thousands of spectators look up as an Air France. A three twenty to say at the controls is Captain Michelle all abilene. He's out to impress the crowd and his hundred and thirty six passengers by performing a tricky stunt he pulls back the side stick to raise the plane's nose to the sky this engages the auto throttle and reduces the engine power. The spectators gasped as the three twenty gracefully leaf. Floats forty feet above the runway with its nose pointed skywards ready to pull into the sky but in the cockpit. The copilot's worry. Sorry careful of the pilots ahead. You see them Yes yes. Don't worry as the plane reaches. The end of the runway is Leeann hits the throttle to make the plane lane sore back into the sky. The engine surged were maximum. Power the a three twenty clive's but not fast enough details already ready smashing into the forest just past the runway the wings crashing to the trees the engines sucking in leaves and branches. The horrified crowd watches. This is a huge fireball rises from the woods. Everyone at the airshow is wondering the same thing. Did anyone survive. But another question looms over this tragic spectacle was this Kyla terror or was the three twenty s flight computer to blame on the next episode. The Eighth HR twenty is put under the microscope. Airbus forges an unexpected partnership and Boeing wing has a manufacturing meltdown from wondering. This is business. Wars I I hope you enjoyed this episode. We invite you to subscribe on Apple podcasts. spotify Google podcasts. Stitcher iheartradio wherever you get your podcasts. 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"Of crashes these days a computer can help protect the plane for bad pilots. It could could stop them banking too far installing it could make subtle adjustments to ensure optimal fuel-efficiency pilots wouldn't even need control wheels anymore. They could fly by joystick instead. The horrified engineer turns to potato. He wants to turn planes to computer games. Roger Surely you agree. This is insanity but Batavia doesn't agree instead. He's grinning ear to ear. Actually this. This is genius the possibilities. Their incredible Bernard would the computer control the way the Eighth Three Twenty handled Ziegler. What's fantastic? Don't you see. The computer controls the pilot experience. We can duplicate data on all our aircraft craft. It won't matter if it's a big twin jeter narrow short hole if you can fly one Airbus you can fly them. All Airlines will save millions in pilot training training. We've got to do this. But it's going to take years to develop this technology for the three twenty and the meantime. The sales war with Boeing is heating up. It's summer nineteen eighty-four and in the Turkish capital capital of Ankara franz-josef. Strauss is having a lunch with Turkey's foreign minister. It's been fifteen years since. The Bavarian politician saved Airbus like convincing convincing the West German government to fill the financial hole left by Britain's exit. Now Strauss is the chairman of Airbus. He picks a lamb meatball from from the platter in front of him and smiled. I love these. The Turkish foreign minister smiles. I'm glad so. You want to talk about Turkish Airlines Strauss. Most certainly does he wants Turkey's national airline to abort its plan to spend six hundred million dollars on Boeing jets. Yes I feel. There's been a misunderstanding about Airbus. The ministers face darkens. There's no misunderstanding. We're not buying French aircraft. France treats Turkey disrespectfully. They allowed that monument in Paris to the so called Armenian genocide perpetuating waiting lies about our country. Strauss's knows better than to tackle the minister's denial about the genocide but Abbas is more German than French. You see see German factories do most of the work in those factories also employ many Turks. So when you think about it. Abbas planes arches which is German. There are Turkish to the minister is in quite buying it. But Strauss has just given him a way to buy Airbus without out appearing to support France and now Strauss gives the minister. A reason to buy I think that if Turkey supported a pan-european in European project like Airbus it would be a plus for Turkey's efforts to join the European Economic Community. The minister smiles. A good point has stress. Shortly after. Turkish Airlines dumps Boeing for Airbus. Boeing is furious Strauss's intervention it presses the US government to have words with West Germany. And since Boeing is America's biggest export order. The government obliges a few days later a US. Trade official calls West Germany's economic minister. The German government is interfering with Boeing's wings deal with Turkish Airlines and that's unacceptable. The West German minister pushes back. We have done nothing of the sort franz-josef Strauss doesn't work worked full or represent the German government. I do not control him. Strauss might be an elected representative of Bavaria and the Chairman of Airbus which is partly they funded by West Germany but he doesn't represent the German government the US has no choice but to let the matter slide but Washington pays more attention to Boeing's claims that Airbuses threatening the American aviation industry with the three twenty in the pipeline. The Administration knows it must act. America's top ex border is in jeopardy luckily the federal government. It has a rescue plan. Hey here's an honest question. 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"airbus" Discussed on Business Wars
"It's June nineteen eighteen seventy eight and inside the British embassy in Washington DC. Boeing sales chief techs bouillon is plotting a billion dollars strike at Airbus but to succeed. Lead this Slick Square Jawed Boeing executive must win over the man across the breakfast table British Prime Minister James Callaghan Callahan's Alejandra prickly man whose eyebrows seem fixed into a permanent scowl. Mr Bouillon. Please call me. Tech's Mr Bouillon. This offer to have British Aerospace make the wings of Boeing's next airplane. Is it genuine. Some feel it's not billions eyes widen in surprise. I can tell you it's very much genuine. It's expensive and risky to make new airplanes in our interest to partner with British Aerospace to produce the wings and this gives the U. K. a pivotal role in creating the seven sixty seven. But Callahan knows there's more this offer. Why would Boeing wing approach British Aerospace which already makes wings for Airbus sure Boeing's promising to invest a billion dollars in the UK but if Callahan accepts British British relations with France in West Germany will be seriously damaged? British Aerospace won't be happy either it wants to rejoin Airbus as a partner list of Bouillon. British Aerospace is more than a production line. It should have a role in selling this seven. Sixty seven prime minister Boeing. Boeing has the best aircraft sales team in the world with all due respect. Sir We don't need help from British airspace. Well then you offer offer is too low. The prices fair British Aerospace just needs to be more efficient. We could help raise their game. Callahan Mahan Arches and eyebrow nerve of Bouillon. He's treating Callahan like the leader of some Third World country. Well this has been informative. Mr Boolean show considerable things off of further. Callahan gets up to leave. But he's already made his choice. Two months later Britain rejects Boeing's deal and buys it's way back into Airbus Boeing's attempt to pull the wings off Airbus his failed so now it's time for plan B. Do whatever it takes to shut the European upstart out of the marketplace from wondering. I'm David Brown. And and this is business wars.
"airbus" Discussed on Business Wars
"Indian Airlines Buys Airbus but of lothair wished for more orders. He's going to be disappointed. In nineteen seventy six Airbus cells. Exactly we won a three hundred. That's it by nineteen seventy seven the a three hundred looks like dud. It's been on sale five years and gotten on just thirty seven orders. Airbus seems like another European aviation failure. It's burning through the taxpayers money to make a plane. No one wants even the true believers in the French government horr- asking themselves whether they should withdraw their support for the project and while Airbus stalls Boeing's flying high the recession that sunk. The American economy is over with passenger numbers climbing airlines and are buying planes again. And they're mostly buying Boeing. The seven forty seven is now making millions and the companies medium haul. Seven thirty eighty seven is fast becoming the workhorse of the world's airlines Boeing's US rivals are struggling to Lockheed's under investigation for bribing being Ford officials to win orders. McDonnell Douglas has been hit by a spate of DC. Ten crashes Boeing now owns half the market and is rapidly early gaining altitude but not here is not giving up. He thinks the a three hundred can be saved but to do it. He needs a deal that will turn the heads of airline chiefs and make them take Airbus seriously and only one. Do can do that. A contract it with a major. US carrier it's time for Airbus to make a sortie into enemy airspace. This episode of business wars is brought to you by Dell New Year new budgets. Every small business has unique needs when you partner with a Dell Small Business Technology advisor you get real time tailored advice they'll even give you a free audit on your servers and storage devices to develop L. A. Custom solution to help improve your company's productivity. Plus right now upgrade to windows ten and get up to forty five percents off select business computers with Intel core processors to speak with Adele adviser. Call eight seven seven by Dell. That's eight seven seven by Dell.
"airbus" Discussed on Business Wars
"Its early nineteen sixty eight Airbus coordinator Nater rosia potatoes in Fort Worth Texas but today is a slender man. Dark teased up hair. And he's come to America to visit American Airlines Technical Director Director. Frank Coke betray sits in cokes office and lays his cards on the table. The Abbas project is too focused on Europe. I I want the Airbus to appeal to. US airlines too. So tell me what kind of jet does American Airlines truly want coke nods and opens. His desk asked drawer. He pulls out a brown folder. Enhance it to Batavia. This is what I want. Here are the specifications for two engine jet aircraft they can transport two hundred and fifty people up to fifteen hundred miles bettiah studies. The design is coke speaks. Boeing and Douglas refused to make it they say only jets with three or four engines can do what I want. Batavia shakes his head. What nonsense of course it can be done while US three engines when you can do the same job with two coke hits the desk with his hand exactly exactly two engines are all you need aide? Leaves Fort Worth armed with a brand new template for what the Airbus should be over the next year. Batavia Tayo works with the European manufacturers to design a jet that closely alliance with colds vision. They call it the a three hundred designed done. The Airbus consortium asks Britain France and West Germany to hand over the hundreds of millions needed to put the a three hundred into production. But the consortium S- about to discover that not everyone's willing to pay their share of the TAB it's February nineteen sixty nine and in Bonn West German Chancellor Kurt key singer and British prime minister. Harold Harold Wilson are briefing the press on their latest annual summit but when they opened the Florida questions reporters immediately zero in on the cracks. The Airbus alliance whether it be British funding for the bus the German chancellor steels himself. Britain's Prime Minister Wilson takes his pipe from his mouth in response with his trademark use of metaphors. When speaking Britain will heedlessly spend money on this the reality is aerospace? Collaboration action is a desert track. Limited with the whitening bodies of abortive. Joint projects. Mostly undertaken at high cost for France and West S. Germany. That's the final Straw. So they issue an ultimatum to Britain. Get on board or the Airbus takes off without you you Wilson responds by pulling Britain out of the Airbus project. He thinks Rolls Royce will be better off chasing American dollars and with the cost of the much delayed concord spinning out of Control. He's wary of getting Britain entangled and yet another European aviation project Britain's exit plunges the Airbus project into crisis British aircraft manufacturer Hawker Siddeley. was supposed to make the eighth three hundred's swings but the company can't afford to do that without backing from the British government and without wings the Airbus grounded in May nineteen. sixty-nine Bonn West Germany franz-josef Strauss scurries as fast as he can down the corridors of the German finance finance department the rotund Bavarian politicians on a mission to save Airbus. and Time's running out. If the future of Airbus isn't resolved in time I'm for the Paris Air Show later this month the consortium could fall apart. Strauss is a powerful figure. In West German politics. He leaves the country's third third biggest political party. And Right now. That party can tip the balance of power Strauss also sees himself. As the champion of Germany's aviation industry. He he believes Airbus is critical to its future. He enters the office of Economics. Minister Karl Schiller slumps into a chair. His brow damp with sweat sweat Schiller quietly waits for Strauss to say what's on his mind. You need to step in and subsidize Hawker Siddeley without without them. The project is finished Schiller peers through his spectacles at Strauss in shakes his head. I cannot justify that why should German taxpayers support a British company. Can't someone here make the wings instead. Strauss mops his brow the handkerchief no the wings the wings of the single most important and complicated part of any aircraft. No one else. In Europe can match Hawker Italy's expertise the Abbas this project needs them Schiller shakes his head then they can get the French to pay. They want to lead the project. Don't they the French refused to do it. They're already too heavily invested in Concord. But listen this could be good for Germany. Saving the Airbus will protect our aviation industry also also by putting more money and we become equal partners with France. Schiller looks on moved to Strauss. Tries another angle of attack. Remember remember. This project is about so much more than just making aircraft. It's about Europe Ian Unity. It's about bringing. Our nations is closer together and putting the past behind us. It's about Reconciliation Schiller. Softens the horror of the Second World War still haunts haunts the continent the desire to bring Europe together an end. Centuries of bloodshed carries serious weight even when millions of Deutschmark. Seurat steak very well out of range for the funds to be made available later that month that the Paris Airshow Uh Schiller and the French Transport Minister signed the deal that will see. The Airbus turned from a paper plane into an actual aircraft as press photographers capture. The moment the two politicians shake hands and smile. But what they don't realize is they've just signed a declaration nation of commercial war a war that's going to put Europe and America at loggerheads for decades to come on. On the next episode. Boeing super size is air travel and Airbus finally makes a plane that nobody wants..
"airbus" Discussed on Business Wars
"In our new series we're following the battle for air supremacy between the two titans of flight. Airbus and Boeing. It's a dog fight. That pits Europe against America in a quest to dominate a market. Worth one hundred ninety billion dollars a year. It's a business where a single order can dent the balance sheet of an entire nation an industry where world leaders are routinely commandeered as sales reps and with stakes that high the competitions fears and. There's plenty of turbulence ahead for both Boeing and Airbus. This is episode one. Get your wings. It's August nineteen. Fifty five and Boeing President Bill Allen is is hosting a high powered get together on a fancy yacht on Lake Washington in Seattle. His guests are the WHO's who of the US airline industry they've spent the morning enjoying canapes and champagne while watching the Gold Cup speedboat races. But they're really here to see Boeing's first passenger jet since its formation in nineteen sixteen. Bowling's made its name making military bombers but in civil aviation. It remains a minor player. A Minnow next to the Californian market leader Douglas but Allen's hoping the company's first jetliner will change that Boeing's new jet aircraft is called the Dash Eighty. But it'll soon get a new name. The seven zero. Seven the fifty something Boeing chief checks his watch and turns to his guest attention. Everyone okay. It's not going to be long now. I think you're GonNa love this moments later. The prototype seventy seven sheets my just three hundred feet above the water at the controls is Boeing chief. TEST PILOT PILOT TEX Johnston. The guests go wild with Johnson as the Pale yellow jet.
"airbus" Discussed on Airplane Geeks Podcast
"L O Y. Now, of course, I a g is the parent of well things like British Airways, I bury a- airlinks, also some low cost carriers viewing and level and they are an all a three twenty family of operators in that in that size class. So for this letter of intent for seven three seven max for two hundred of them in the middle of this was was quite the shocker in. Apparently, it was a shocker to Airbus as well. I think it's really quite stunning that they would co away from their, their major vendor. Airbus and cut a deal with Boeing without even telling Airbus or even giving them an opportunity to, to bid on the deal, which I think tells us that Boeing cave them an incredibly good deal I think right now you know Boeing position where they are, are the week party in the negotiation. So they probably a highly highly discounted these aircraft. And perhaps part of that deal was, you know, we'll go ahead and highly discount these to you. But, you know, you can't be using us as you know, a show here, you can't just go and bid against us with with Airbus. So maybe that's why the deal didn't get brought up to Airbus side. Just imagine the discount was really quite large on these seven three seven. Yeah. The rumors at the show as told to me where that the discount was just phenomenal kind of unheard of sort of discount, because it is really. Unusual for, for an airline to only approach one supplier, Boeing in this case. And especially when you hear fleet is, is with the other with with Airbus. So Airbus hasn't given up, although I'm not sure that there's anything they can do about it. But they, they say that they really, really want to bid on this. But I haven't seen any indications that A G is going to go go in that direction twenty four billions huge. If I were Airbus, I would be hurt. That's just that's quite of a slap in the face from, you know, a major customer. Yeah. One can only imagine that it was just a deal. That was just so good. I mean how, how good does it need to be from Boeing before, before you say, okay, I'm going with that? I'm not even going to bother talking to Airbus. I mean that's just that's just hard to hard to fathom. There's also another in this. Hasn't gotten as much press..
"airbus" Discussed on KUGN 590 AM
"Us older planes spirits got new crap can't airbus's but on like they charge you if you bring a bottle of water speaking of airbus's and traveling airbus has partnered with a an aerospace design from called zodiac to develop a flying bunk bed anyway on the surface that sounds a little strange what they wanna do with the bunk beds is put them in the cargo hold i always wanted to sleep in the cargo hold with the dog too pods i'd be all about this on a long flight when you're in a middle seat all you wanna do is get away come on go by a first class ticket that's what they're all about the lay flat seats now all of the international planes have lay flat seats in with this help you if you're on a middle seat budget though i don't think they've announced price the pricing attached to us airbus is building three thirties that'll be delivered in twenty twenty qatar turkish airlines couple of them delta and american just cancelled their orders for three thirties replace them with new boeing seven eighty seven that was pretty interesting that's an aside of something that i saw over the weekend so anyway if you look at the pictures on the airbus airbus a website it looks like a pod hotel kind of two levels of bugs like bump heads nice bookshelves and stool seating areas that sort of thing not like being in first class because no windows it's not clear whether you be able to upgrade to a bunk midflight or if you have to preserve them that's your answer jennifer i'm in the middle seat do i get.