Pontifications: A380neo? Try A380TXWB. Dubai Air Show and other Odds and Ends

Nov. 9, 2015, (c) Leeham Co. Airbus last week launched its A380 flying test bed with the A350-1000’s Rolls-Royce Trent XWB 97,000 lb engine placed in the number two position. The first thing that came to mind when… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Aircraft systems, the real nuts to crack

06 November 2015, ©. Leeham Co: COMAC’s C919 was rolled out in the week. We got to see a new shiny aircraft which looked ready to fly. The nicely curved fuselage and wings were immaculate, the paint was… Read More

No fear of C919 for a generation

Nov. 4, 2015, © Leeham Co. The first COMAC C919 was rolled out of the factory over the weekend, China’s mainline entry into the fiercely competitive arena now “owned” by the Airbus-Boeing duopoly. Although the two giants each has… Read More

COMAC C919, first analysis

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required. Introduction Nov. 04, 2015, ©. Leeham Co: COMAC rolled out China’s first modern airliner Monday. We have commented on its place in the market in a sister article. Here we will do a first… Read More

“MAD” at Airbus, Boeing?

Nov. 3, 2015, © Leeham Co. Aerospace analysts are weighing in on 3Q2015 Friday’s earnings call on the Airbus announcement that it will lift A320 production to 60/mo by mid-2019 and may go to 63/mo the following year…. Read More

Pointifications: Wide-body orders; Bombardier’s $1bn

Nov. 2, 2015, © Leeham Co. Boeing gets an order for up to 26 787-10s. Airbus firms up options to an order for 30 A330s, added to 45 previously announced by the same customer. Boeing announces an order for nine… Read More

What’s the trouble with Bombardier and the CSeries, Part2?

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required. Introduction Nov. 02, 2015, ©. Leeham Co: Bombardier (BBD) held its 3Q 2015 call last week and gave further information around the cash needed to bring the CSeries program to market. We now take… Read More