Fuel Bites

I’m working on a bunch of differing things this week that will be rolled out in the coming days and weeks. We’re also working on a new design for the blog I think you’ll really like. I finished up the new header yesterday and added gave representation to all four members of the B.A.B.E.. It should be ready to roll before Farnborough, which is creeping up on us rapidly.

If I had to shake my magic 8-ball today and ask if the price of oil is going to dominate Farnborough, the answer would almost certainly be: “Signs point to yes”

I added a new widget to the blog that tells you the current painful price of crude oil. With fuel this high, I just hope there’s an industry to cover in a year. (Uncomfortable laugh)

Some important stories to take a look at:

How the Airlines Are Wasting Fuel
By Rick Seaney
ABC News

Oil Surge May Cost Jet Makers Orders

By J. Lynn Lunsford and Susan Carey
Wall Street Journal

Aerospace Notebook: MD-80 era winding down as fuel costs rise
By James Wallace
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Airlines facing shrinking pains as fuel prices surge

By Julie Johnsson
Chicago Tribune

4 Responses to Fuel Bites

  1. Marcelo Wuo Lopes June 25, 2008 at 12:13 pm #

    Jon, as interesting as those links are, I’m almost sure the first is pointing to the same place as the third.

    Is this correct?
    Marcelo

  2. Jon Ostrower/FlightBlogger June 25, 2008 at 12:18 pm #

    All fixed!

    That’s what I get for multitasking.

    Thanks,

    Jon

  3. Tom B June 25, 2008 at 2:23 pm #

    Jon Great links but now the first and fourth link point to the same location. Wow I am reconsidering becoming a pilot now. Maybe an ATC?

  4. Jon Ostrower/FlightBlogger June 25, 2008 at 2:52 pm #

    All fixed…again.