Bjorn’s Corner: Airbus Innovation days, activities and program updates.

Introduction 28 May 2015, C. Leeham Co: I am in Toulouse today attending Airbus Innovation days for Leeham News. It has been a good day’s briefings and I have presented what was perhaps the biggest change since we… Read More

Embraer ramps up smaller airplane messaging

May 28, 2015, c. Leeham Co. Embraer is ramping up is messaging that the E-Jet family provides a better Return on Capital Employed in many circumstance than the larger Airbus and Boeing single-aisle family. In a new push… Read More

Airbus Innovation days: A350-1000 getting real

By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction May 28, 2015, c. Leeham Co. We are visiting the Airbus Innovation days where we have been given an update all Airbus civil aircraft programs. The perhaps most interesting update is the progress of the… Read More

Boeing 777 Japanese suppliers see rate cut in 2016: BAML

May 26, 2015: Key Japanese suppliers on the Boeing 777 program have told Bank of America Merrill Lynch they expect a production rate cut in 2016, BAML aerospace analyst Ron Epstein reports in a note published earlier today…. Read More

Flying the Airbus A350

By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction May 25, 2015, c. Leeham Co. Friday we showed our little video from our test flight of Airbus A350 at end of April. Now it is time to describe the impressions during the flight… Read More

Pontifications: Fare and market share wars

May 25, 2015, c. Leeham Co. Airline stocks took a dive last week when it appeared fare wars and eroding capacity discipline is beginning among US carriers. Southwest Airlines said it will be adding capacity at the rate… Read More

Paris Air Show: Embraer

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Bjorn’s Corner: Flying the Airbus A350

Introduction 22 May 2015, C. Leeham Co: As one of four aeronautical media companies we were asked by Airbus if we wanted to test fly the A350 end of January this year. Airbus was arranging for Media test pilots… Read More

Analysis: First phase of A350 production

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Open Letter to Members of Congress on ExIm

To Members of the US Congress: There will be a vote soon on whether to reauthorize the US ExIm Bank. You should do so. Arguments by some that this is a form of corporate welfare are unfounded. Suggestions… Read More