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Okay, so who’s the most successful aircraft maker in the world? Yes I know it’s a silly question, it depends on how you define successful but the two behemoths, Airbus and Boeing, have just released numbers for the fourth quarter that top off their 2014 performance.

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The FT reports Airbus hit a new production record to supply 629 aircraft in 2014, marking 13 consecutive years of increased deliveries.

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“Psst, Aluminum – watch your back, yo.” That seems to be what plastic composites are saying more and more often these days, from General Motors’ old Saturn lines (remember those?) to Airbus’ new A350s. Boeing Co. has defended aluminum metal as its fuselage material of choice for the new 777X that the company is building, […]

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Boeing CEO James McNerney threw down the gauntlet: “They [Airbus] don’t have the appetite to do a ground-up airplane, and they’d have to do a ground-up airplane.” Tom Enders, the CEO of Airbus’s parent, European Aeronautic Defence & Space, or EADS, hit back: “The aircraft we rolled out a couple of weeks ago didn’t have rivets […]

As we outlined in Part One, Boeing and Airbus — and their supply chains — are optimistic that they can keep cranking out planes and sell them. On the other side of the equation, airline carriers need new planes, as a growing percentage of the planes in their fleets are nearing 20 years old. The […]

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Sure, airplane jet orders are booming — but can airlines pay for it? MetalMiner covered the aerospace market and its impact on metals demand last summer, when major OEM Boeing forecast booming airplane demand in the next several decades. Now, it looks as though the state of the economy and its effect on airlines’ orders […]

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Source: instructables.com We’ve had some well-read posts on steel and base metals sectors since the New Year — from formal outlooks to more lighthearted fare. Enjoy the best MetalMiner posts of Q1! 1. Steelmakers Welcome Falling Coking Coal Price Trend Stuart Burns on coking coal, iron ore and steel, oh my! 2. Cracks in Airbus […]

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Maybe it would be unkind to suggest Boeing will be reading the developing story of Airbus’ A380 wing-crack problems with glee — all airlines suffer issues of this type at some time — but rarely has Boeing and Airbus’ rivalry been so intense, or the counter claims of government subsidies been so bitter. Nevertheless, Airbus […]

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