Options for Singapore Airlines to operate direct flights to the US, part 3.

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required. July 22, 2015 © Leeham Co. We will now finish our series around Singapore Airlines (SQ) need for an Ultra Long Haul (ULH) airliner by looking at what would be the technology and performance… Read More

Pontifications: Steady as she goes at Boeing–for now

July 27, 2015, © Leeham Co. Dennis Muilenburg, who became the chief executive officer at The Boeing Co. the Tuesday after the Paris Air Show ended (and at which Jim McNerney was front-and-center in his role as CEO), was… Read More

Qantas 32: cockpit resource management at work

July 25, 2015: This is a 45 minute Air Crash Investigation episode about the Qantas Airway Flight 32 Airbus A380 engine failure and the subsequent events. Aside from the interesting circumstances, this demonstrates Cockpit Resource Management. What especially… Read More

Interior supplier sees 777, A330 production rates coming down

July 24, 2015: Interior supplier B/E Aerospace sees Boeing 777 Classic and Airbus A330ceo production rates coming down because Airbus and Boeing aren’t filling the “bridge” between the old and new airplane derivatives. In its second quarter earnings… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Weight or fuel limited, what is this all about?

24 July 2015, ©. Leeham Co: In recent articles around the Ultra Long Haul (ULH) needs of Singapore Airlines, there have been many references to aircraft being either fuel or weight limited. It is not so evident what… Read More

Options for Singapore Airlines to operate direct flights to the US, part 2.

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required. July 23, 2015 © Leeham Co. After having looked at Airbus’ A350-900 and Boeing’s 777-200LR for filling Singapore Airlines (SQ) need for an Ultra Long Haul (ULH) airliner we now complement the analysis… Read More

Muilenburg’s debut as CEO on Boeing earnings call

July 22, 2015: Dennis Muilenburg made his first appearance today on a Boeing earnings call as president and CEO. Jim McNerney, who was chairman and CEO until June when he relinquished the CEO title to Muilenburg, began the… Read More

Boeing 2Q/1H 2015 earnings

July 22, 2015: Boeing reported its 2Q2015 and 1H2015 earnings today, with higher revenue, $3.3bn in the all-important cash flow and a strong commercial backlog. The earnings call presentation is here. The earnings call is here at 10:30am… Read More

FedEx orders 50+50 767-300Fs (but no 777Fs)

FedEx today announced an order for 50+50 Boeing 767-300ERFs. We previewed this prospect July 8. But there were no Boeing 777Fs involved, as we reported there “perhaps” might be. FedEx, which also operates the 777F, deferred orders for… Read More

Airbus A380neo not yet a project

July 21, 2015: The London Sunday Times created a stir over the weekend when it headlined an interview with Airbus Commercial CEO Fabrice Bregier that Airbus “commits” to an A380neo project. Drilling down into the story and checking… Read More