Dissection of the 2015 Airbus order book

Jan. 13, 2016, © Leeham Co. Airbus yesterday reported 1,139 gross and 1,036 net orders for 2015, dramatically out-performing Boeing’s sales figures. Boeing’s 737NG outsold the A320ceo family but the A320neo captured 67% of the sales vs the… Read More

Exclusive Interview: Airbus COO Tom Williams about changing times for Airbus.

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required Introduction 13 January 2016, ©. Leeham Co: Airbus COO Tom Williams has a goal of reducing development expenses by 50% and streamlining the production to “best in class.” Williams is in charge of… Read More

Airbus annual press conference 2016

By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction 12 January 2016, ©. Leeham Co: Airbus held its annual press conference in Paris today against a backdrop of record 2015 deliveries. The year that went past was consequently a good one for Airbus. Orders… Read More

Dissection of Boeing’s 2015 order book

Jan. 12, 2016, © Leeham Co. Boeing announced its year-end 2015 orders tally, with 768 net orders and 878 gross orders. It is becoming increasingly clear the 737 MAX is essentially a one-aircraft family. As expected, 737NG orders… Read More

LNC’s annual production forecast for Airbus, Boeing

Subscription Required Introduction Jan. 11, 2016, © Leeham Co. Airbus and Boeing are headed for parity in monthly production rates by the end of this decade, a new forecast by Leeham Co. shows. In our annual production rate… Read More

Pontifications: Deliveries matter, so do orders

Jan. 11, 2015, © Leeham Co.: Boeing out-delivered Airbus last year by a wide margin. Airbus obtained more orders than Boeing by a wide margin. Behind our paywall today, we look at some of the reasons for this… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: What did we learn in 2015?

08 January 2016, ©. Leeham Co: It’s the first Corner for the year and a look at 2015 as a year of technology advancements is due. 2015 will be remembered as the year when three clean sheet airliners… Read More

Boeing delivers 762 airliners, gets 768 orders in 2015

Jan. 7, 2015: Boeing racked up 762 airliner deliveries last year, a record, while booking 768 orders–a book:bill of fractionally over 1:1. Boeing throughout the year had largely guided a book:bill of slightly better or slightly lower than… Read More

New aircraft programs’ sorry record of delay

Subscription Required. Jan. 7, 2016, (c) Leeham Co. New aircraft programs used to be on time and a source of pride for the Original Equipment Manufactures (OEMs). No longer. Delays are the norm, and despite “lessons learned,” there… Read More

How good is a used 767-300ER? Part 4

Subscription Required. By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction Jan. 6 2016, ©. Leeham Co: We now finish our series of acquiring a used Boeing 767 aircraft to upgrade a Boeing 757-based long haul service. The 767 went out of favor recently… Read More