Bain in the news

  • Uber's lofty plan: Flying taxis in L.A.

    November 08, 2017 | Airlines & Transportation | Los Angeles Times | Media mention

    Despite the momentum behind Uber's project, Jim Harris, a partner with Bain & Company, who leads the firm's aerospace and defense practice, said the regulatory timeline tends to be longer than companies expect.

  • We won't be flying in electric planes for at least 15 years, says industry expert

    October 13, 2017 | Aerospace, Defense & Government Services | CNBC | Media mention

    Early investors are pouring tens of millions of dollars into electric, autonomous and vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) concepts like Zunum Aero, Volocopter and Aurora Flight Sciences. But Jim Harris, a partner with Bain & Company, says consumers will have to wait longer than some of those

  • Boeing buys company that's developing flying taxis for Uber

    October 05, 2017 | Aerospace, Defense & Government Services | Chicago Tribune | Media mention

    Boeing is set to acquire Aurora Flight Sciences, a company working with Uber to develop autonomous aircraft the tech giant could one day operate as air taxis. While automation is going to be critical to the commercial side of the aerospace industry, there has been a much quicker adaptation with

  • United Technology merges with Rockwell Collins

    September 07, 2017 | Airlines & Transportation | The Economist | Media mention

    Airlines are moving production in house-- resulting in a consolidating supply chain, says Jim Harris, a partner with Bain & Company. Gaining scale gives suppliers clout with their customers and with their own supply chains.

  • Reviving Midwest Express: $100 million and a good cookie recipe

    August 19, 2017 | Airlines & Transportation | USA Today | Media mention

    Bringing back Midwest Express, the beloved local airline, as two Wisconsin businessmen are proposing, will be extremely difficult. “Nothing is impossible, but it would certainly be an uphill climb," said Dave Emerson, a partner with Bain & Company and leader of the firm's global airline practice.

  • 5 Ways Uber is Tweaking Its Strategy In India

    December 22, 2016 | Automotive | The Wall Street Journal | Media mention

    The ride-sharing industry in the South Asian nation is already worth over a billion dollars a year between Uber and its main rival, Ola, and that figure could more than double in the next three years, according Arpan Sheth, a partner with Bain & Company.

  • Chinese aerospace: We are sorry to announce

    November 05, 2016 | Aerospace, Defense & Government Services | The Economist | Media mention

    Over the next 20 years both the European and the American aerospace giants forecast that China will become their biggest single market due to demand for new aircraft by Chinese airlines keen to meet the rising middle classes' desire for air travel. Boeing estimates that China will need 6,810 jets

  • Air travel is still a business run on a thin margin: Expert

    August 10, 2016 | Airlines & Transportation | CNBC Europe | Media mention

    Geoffrey Weston, a partner with Bain & Company and the leader of the firm's EMEA Airlines practice, explains how frequent flyer programs help airlines make money in this CNBC Europe interview.

  • ROUTES: Industry calls for Europe to ease ownership rules

    April 25, 2016 | Airlines & Transportation | FlightGlobal | Media mention

    Lift the cap on foreign ownership and control of airlines to facilitate industry restructuring, panelists urged during a Routes Europe debate on the needs of the continent's air transport sector. The discussion also highlighted uncertainty about the economic cycle and about the implications of the