The aircraft year in review

Overall, the year has been challenging for the civil aircraft industry. Let’s have a quick look at what happened for the major players: Boeing 2019 has been a troubling year for the aircraft manufacturer Boeing. First of all, after the two crashes with the 737 Max, most authorities including the FAA suspended the airworthiness certificate … Continue reading The aircraft year in review

The Mechanics of Surveys and Consultants’ recommendations

A topic that I seem to come across more recently are strategy and management consulting firms creating great surveys and reports about the transport (or any other industry). These reports, often including fancy graphics and pointing out towards a generic recommendation offer great layout, great haptics and a wonderful simplified view of the world. In … Continue reading The Mechanics of Surveys and Consultants’ recommendations

Consolidation goes in in Railway Rolling Stock Manufacturers

Last week, a bloomberg article elaborated on the talks between Siemens and Bombardier Transportation for a merger, or as it turns out, a joint venture. Allegedly, the two companies want to form two joint ventures: a) Combining the rolling stock business under the leadership of Bombardier; b) Combining the signaling business under Siemens. What it … Continue reading Consolidation goes in in Railway Rolling Stock Manufacturers