Boeing 3Q result positive; first analyst take

Oct. 21, 2015: Boeing reported a strong 3Q2015, with good cash flow and above-consensus revenue. 787 deferred production rose but less than some analysts predicted, yet in-line with International Institute for Strategic Leadership. The press release is here…. Read More

Is FedEx poised to order 777Fs?

Oct. 20, 2015. (c) Leeham Co.: Two developments at FedEx may give a boost to Boeing’s slow-selling 777 Classic program. Pilots approved a six year contract that had been open for some time. Pay increases an average of 10%… Read More

Pontifications: 50% of something or 100% of nothing: something to consider at Bombardier

On Sunday, The Seattle Times had a long article about whether the Boeing 787 will ever record a profit. Leeham Co’s Bjorn Fehrm is quoted extensively. Oct. 19, 2015, © Leeham Co. Bombardier is dominating the aerospace news… Read More

Do the Boeing 787 sums add up?

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required. Introduction Oct. 19, 2015, ©. Leeham Co: Boeing presents its Q3 2015 results on Wednesday. This is a hotly awaited presentation, as analysts then will get another data point in their quest to understand… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Increasing an aircraft’s range

16 October 2015, ©. Leeham Co: Airbus announced this week how it made an Ultra Long Haul (ULH) aircraft out of the long haul A350-900. The resulting A350-900ULR (Ultra Long Range) enables Singapore Airlines to reopen the famous… Read More

Delta Air sees 777 surplus developing

Subscription required. Oct. 14, 2015, © Leeham Co.: Delta Air Lines sees a major surplus of young Boeing 777s developing in the near term as key operators plan to let the aircraft go from leases or retirements. The looming… Read More

Qantas robbed of longest flight by Emirates and then Singapore airlines

By Bjorn Fehrm Oct. 14 2015, ©. Leeham Co: The planned “Flight 21” of Singapore Airlines between Singapore and New York would rob Qantas Airways of the title of flying the longest direct flight in the world come 2018…. Read More

Airbus A350-900ULR enables Singapore Airlines to reopen Singapore-New York

By Scott Hamilton and Bjorn Fehrm Oct. 13 2015, ©. Leeham Co: Airbus and Singapore Airlines have launched the A350-900 ultra long range, the specifications for which we estimated in July beginning with the first of four articles. The A350-900ULR… Read More

KC-46A refueling boom, drogue testing

Oct. 13. 2015: The US Air Force and Boeing released photos of the KC-46A aerial refueling tanker with the boom and the drogue deployed. Photos by John D. Parker. Click on images to enlarge.

CSeries dilemma: a saga of missed opportunities, bad decisions, stiff competition

Oct. 12, 2015, © Leeham Co.: The news agencies, stock markets and aerospace analysts last week went wild when Reuters reported there were talks going on between Bombardier and Airbus whereby the latter would take a majority stake… Read More