UPS order tops off 747-8 line through 2020

UPS Boeing 747-8F. Source: Boeing. Subscription Required Introduction Oct. 31, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Last week’s order for 14 Boeing 747-8Fs and 14 options by UPS assures continuation of the program through 2020. If options are exercised, and… Read More

Pontifications: Hawaiian Air ponders A380

Oct. 31, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Hawaiian Airlines continues to ponder the possibility of acquiring one or two Airbus A380s, its CEO said on the third quarter earnings call—something that raises eyebrows and a lot of questions with… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Turbofan engine challenges, Part 1

October 28, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: Before we go into the details on the innards of airliner turbofans, we will look at some basics. We do that so that everyone is on the same page. A turbofan engine generates… Read More

Counting down to 737-10, NMA

Subscription Required Introduction Oct. 27, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Boeing faces decisions in the near term on whether to proceed with the 737-10 stretch of the MAX 9 and the New Mid-range Airplane (NMA) to serve the Middle… Read More

Visit to Bombardier for airBaltic CS300 roll-out

By Bjorn Fehrm October 27, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: This week we have been at Bombardier (BBD) Mirabel Airport outside Montreal to observe the roll out of the airBaltic CS300 CSeries model and to later test fly the aircraft… Read More

Boeing beats estimates on one-time gains

Oct. 26, 2016: Boeing Co. beat analyst estimates on one-time gains but also reported that it raised earnings guidance for the full year. The press release with full details is here. Revenues were down 2% year-over-year to $72.1bn…. Read More

Airbus results depressed from continuing delivery delays

Oct. 26, 2016: Airbus Group reported that its nine months financial results continue to be depressed by delivery delays in the A320neo and A350-900 programs. The Group reported revenues of €43bn for the period and charges that lowered profits…. Read More

Morocco grows its aerospace cluster

Oct. 27, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Morocco is emerging as a major aerospace supplier, taking advantage of its location to Africa and the Middle East and low wages. A wide spectrum of international aerospace companies is located there…. Read More

Less desirable aircraft for lessors

Subscription Required Introduction Part 3: Oct. 24, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Lessors select aircraft to add to their portfolios based on several basic criteria: Is it a good airplane? How are the economics? Is there, or will there… Read More

Pontifications: Rockwell buying B/E Aerospace: getting out while the getting is good?

Oct. 24, 2016, © Leeham Co.: An announcement Sunday by supplier Rockwell Collins (NYSE:COL) that it will acquire B/E Aerospace (NYSE: BEAV) for $6.5bn caught analysts by surprise. The price tag rises to $8.3bn when assumption of BEAV’s… Read More