Boeing Versus Airbus: The Inside Story of the Greatest International Competition in Business. John Newhouse, Author. Knopf $ (p). Boeing Versus Airbus has ratings and 30 reviews. John Newhouse delivers a thorough and thoughtful analysis of the airline industry from the suppliers to. In this getAbstract summary, you will learn: How the world’s two largest passenger aircraft manufacturers, Boeing and Airbus, compete;; How they are organized;.

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May 17, Alex Moskalyuk rated it it was ok.

At times repetitive and superficial. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. It is indeed interesting to read this book published in in since many of the predictions and bets of these two manufactures have come to pass in certain ways. See all free Kindle reading apps. Brad Roberts rated it really liked it Sep 04, The Economist gave this book a great review. I work for Boeing, so I’ll let you guess which company is which in my little analogy. John Newhouse has written seven books and for many years was the Washington correspondent for The New Yorker.

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Still jobn book provides a nice preview of what may be the future of commercial aviation. Most of this book was over my head. This could be written in one chapter.

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The inside story of each company in the last ten years. Oct 09, Naresh rated it it was ok.

Also, the chronology of events is not maintained rather few chapters are just filled up with contents un-necessary to the point xirbus not relevant in the context. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Sadly, I found it lacking and suspect that this book is merely an extension of a more comprehensive book by the author on the airline industry, The Sporty Game, which I have not r This book had been on my “to read” list since it came out 7 years ago and I knew by now it was going to be very dated.


A fairly detailed history of the Dreamliner project with some good insights into how airlines buy and operate planes, and who calls the shots in the airline industry. State Department during the latter half of the Clinton administration. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

May 24, colin added it Recommends it for: The Story of an Indian Multinational. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Combining insider knowledge with vivid prose and insight, John Newhouse delivers a riveting story of these two titans of the sky and their struggles to stay in the air. Nonetheless it provides an adequate history of the competition waged between and by the two boeig that still dominate the airplane market in Combining insider knowledge with vivid prose and insight, John Newhouse delivers a riveting story of these newhoues titans of the sky and their struggles to stay in the air.

Great topic but not very well written.

Boeing versus Airbus

The Inside Story of the Greatest International While this isn’t necessarily a pro-US or private industry bent, it can be seen that way without little imagination. Aside from that, this book provides a nice overview of the state of how the airline manufacturing industry functions or stumbles precipitously.

This book does a good job of highlighting the behind-the-scenes perspective of Boeing and Airbus. However, Airbus quickly succumbed to the same complacency it once challenged, and Boeing regained its precarious place on top.


If you are an “aviation jhon enjoy stories of the inner workings of business, or the real world drama of the executive suites of major corporations, this book is for you. Visit our Help Pages. We are experiencing technical difficulties. Apart from that I found it really interesting and informative.

Some of the characters described were certainly larger than life too. The Boeing http: A somewhat lackluster sequel to “The Sporty Game. It provides insight of how Airbus rise and compete Boeing. Amazon Prime Music Stream millions of songs, ad-free.

That said, the author makes a good point that well-run companies typically need a visionary leader where the buck stops, rather than a operating committee where the blame diffuses too easily. Now, after years of heated battle and mismanagement, both companies face the challenge of serving burgeoning Asian markets and stiff competition from China and Japan.

Stay in Touch Sign up. Wanted to learn more about this industry and was not disappointed. It is so lacking in cohesive organization that the last section of the second chapter reads like the end of the book for example. To ask other readers questions about Boeing Versus Airbusplease sign up. User Review – Flag as inappropriate I needed this book for a project at school and it was really helpful. Must read for anyone who loves buisness and aviation.

Read it Forward Read it first. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Didn’t really live up to its title of ‘inside story’.