Evaluating airliner performance, part 1.

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required. Introduction Sep. 21 2015, ©. Leeham Co: Comparing and evaluating operational and economic performance of competing airliners is a complex task that requires analysis of thousands of parameters. It’s not unknown for smaller airlines… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Engine efficiency

18 September 2015, ©. Leeham Co: The debate around the market’s two single aisle combatants is quite heated, with fans of the one side saying “the limited space for a high bypass engine on the 737 MAX will… Read More

Airbus ‘confident’ engine makers can ramp up production

Subscription Required Introduction Sept. 17, 2015, © Leeham Co., Mobile (AL): Tom Enders, the chairman and CEO of Airbus Group, is “confident” engine makers can accommodate single-aisle airplane production ramp-ups being considered by Airbus and Boeing. CFM makes… Read More

A320 FAL “good for US aerospace,” says Airbus

  Sept. 16, 2015, © Leeham Co., Mobile (AL): The opening of the Airbus A320 Final Assembly Line here achieves a major set of goals set by the company 10 years ago for its own strategic purposes, but… Read More

New single aisles on home stretch

By Bjorn Fehrm 16 Sep 2015, © Leeham Co.: Boeing released pictures yesterday of the first 737 MAX 8 being on the Renton Final Assembly Line (FAL) having completed the wing-to-body joins. With the Airbus A320neo now flying again… Read More

Airbus Mobile FAL a victory for CEO Enders

Sept. 14, 2015, © Leeham Co., Mobile (AL): The opening of the Airbus Mobile (AL) A320 Final Assembly Line (FAL) is viewed by some close associates as a personal victory for Tom Enders, the chief executive officer of… Read More

Embraer CEO interview: oil prices, Brazil’s economy, China

Paulo Cesar, president and CEO of Embraer’s commercial aviation unit. Photo via Google images. Subscription required Introduction Part 3 Sept. 14, 2015, © Leeham Co. It’s only been three months since the Paris Air Show and there have… Read More

Pontifications: Boeing view of market conditions today

Sept. 14, 2015, © Leeham Co.: Randy Tinseth, Boeing’s VP Marketing, spoke with Bernstein Research last week on a variety of topics. In a note issued after the conversation, analyst Douglas Harned reported: “Boeing views the 140 orders to… Read More

Airbus FAL in Mobile (AL), Part 2

Sept. 13, 2015, (c) Leeham Co., Mobile (AL): The new Airbus Final Assembly Line (FAL) opening today here will serve the US market, a plan that follows the philosophy when the company opened an FAL in Tianjin, China… Read More

A321s in Airbus Mobile FAL

Sept, 13, 2015, (c) Leeham Co., Mobile (AL): The first two A321ceos are on the Final Assembly Line (FAL) at the new Airbus plant here in Mobile (AL). JetBlue is scheduled to take the first delivery in the… Read More