Both are currently produced in four variants (A318/A319/A320/A321 from Airbus and B737-600/700/800/900ER from Boeing). Production backlogs for both types stretch back more than five years. With the A320 family in its third decade of service and the B737 Next Generation entering its second (with the original B737 debuting in 1968), pressure is mounting on Airbus and Boeing to offer all-new replacement aircraft or enhanced versions with next generation engines. Direct threats to the dominance of the two aircraft in the narrow body market have emerged over the past five years,
Currently the Su-24, Su-25, Su-27, Su-30, ship borne Su-33, and Su-34 aircraft are the in service of the Russian Air Force and Navy. Being one of the biggest military aircraft exporters, Sukhoi has been supplying countries all around the world with their fighter planes of the day. They have major plans to increase their market share especially in the world market, by exporting more fighter planes to other countries. Sukhoi has also introduced a new non-military product which is Sukhoi Superjet 100. Only 4 commercial airplanes have been produced until now, all of them are ready to be distributed to Aeroflot (Russian Commercial Airlines).
The Gibson line also has a very sleek classically designed logo that has held up through the ever-changing fads and pop-culture for over a century. A little know fact about Gibson is that, before becoming renowned in the guitar world, they started out in the late 1800’s as a mandolin manufacturer. Gibson today still embellishes each product with the same logo. The logo is placed on all instruments inlayed in mother of pearl on their necks just like they did in the 1800’s. This means their logo has been on the consumer map for over a hundred years which most companies cannot compare to their longevity.
The Boeing Company The Boeing Company is one of the world’s leading aerospace companies and is one of the largest manufacturers of commercial jetliners and military aircraft combined. Boeing also designs and manufactures rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, satellites, launch vehicles and advanced information and communication systems. Boeing operates the Space Shuttle and International Space Station for NASA as well as numerous military and commercial airline support services. The company employs more than 160,000 people across the U.S. and in 70 countries. Boeing has customers in more than 90 countries world-wide and is one of the largest U.S. exporters in terms of sales.
By 1954 Elvis had 600 orders for his music (Watson 29.) He began to be on 200 radio stations in 13 states (Watson 32.) In 1955 Elvis got a real manager named Neal (Watson 34.) 1 year later he recorded his first session with Neal, and then he was the #1 billboard for 8 weeks (Watson 39,40) He sold 10 million copies then headed to hollywood (Watson 48,50.) Everything in his life was going great so he decided he would join the army in 1958 (“Elvis.”) Elvis served in germany for 2 years and six months in texas (“Elvis.”) In germany Elvis started a relationship that lasted (“Elvis.”)Elvis has 40 gold records, He became the KING OF ROCK AND ROLL!
AIRBUS A380 History The 555 seat, double deck Airbus A380 is the world's largest airliner, easily eclipsing Boeing's 747. Airbus engineers led by Jean Roeder first began studies on a very large 500 seat airliner in the early 1990s. The European manufacturer saw developing a competitor and successor to the Boeing 747 as a strategic play to end Boeing's dominance of the very large airliner market and round out Airbus' product line-up. Airbus began engineering development work on such an aircraft, and then designated the A3XX, in June 1994. Airbus studied numerous design configurations for the A3XX and gave serious consideration to a single deck aircraft which would have seated 12 abreast and twin vertical tails.
Federal Express one of American’s great success enterprises began operations almost two decades ago in Memphis, Tennessee. At that time, no one realized that this small company was about to revolutionize the air cargo industry. On April 17, 1973, the company delivered 18packages, becoming the first to offer nation wide over night delivery. FedEx began global expansion in 1984, it established a European headquarters in Brussels and set Far East headquarters in Honolulu. In 1988, FedEx purchased Tiger International, the world’s largest heavy-cargo airline.
The Corporation and its Nature of operations: With revenues from sales amounting to 42 billion dollars, Lockheed Martin Corp. is by far the largest defense contractor in the world. Among many claims to fame is the fact that Lockheed Martin (LMT) is the largest military aircrafts manufacturer as well as being the prime contractor of the biggest defense contract ever, the $200 billion joint strike fighter program (JSF) which was signed in 2001. Lockheed Martin operates in a lot of countries and employs 145000 employees around the world, however its main offices are located in the US and UK. Lockheed Martin has acquired a lot of small competitors working in the same industry such as Loral Corporation. It further diversified its product line by acquiring the assembly lines from other competitors such as buying the F-16 Fighting Falcon manufacturing division from General Dynamics in 1993 which proved to be the most successful product in the history of arms sales.
This industry requires strong lead times as negotiations are complex, designing of new products is complicated, and technology changes are frequent. Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners, as well as defense, space, and security systems. Boeing is a top U.S. exporter and does business in 150 countries. Boeing provides products and services including; commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense systems, and more (Boeing, 2011). Lockheed Martin Corporation does most of its business with the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Federal government agencies.
if a pilot touches it, looks at it, talks to it, or reacts to it chances are it’s made by Esterline.”1 Robert Cremin,2 Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Esterline Technologies had been with the company since 1976. In nearly three decades with Esterline, he had served in virtually all of its major operating areas. His recent positions included COO and Senior Group Vice President. When he was appointed President and CEO in 1999, he set the Bellevue, Washington-based company on a new course, with a strategic focus on developing and manufacturing highly engineered custom components for aerospace and defense markets. Esterline closed the year 2005 with revenues of $835 million and income from continuing operations of $51 million; compared to 2004 with revenues of $614 million and income from continuing operations of $29 million.