Bjorn’s Corner: Electric aircraft

June 30, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: One of the areas I explored while at Paris Air Show last week was electric aircraft technology. With electric aircraft, we mean an aircraft where the propeller/fan is driven my an electrical motor…. Read More

Qantas’ ultra-long haul dream, Part 2

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction June 28, 2017, © Leeham Co.: It’s now time to continue our article on how Qantas could fly the coveted route Sydney-London direct. Our first article aired the 25th of May. A… Read More

MRJ entering more stable phase

By Bjorn Fehrm June 28, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: The Mitsubishi Regional Jet, MRJ, has been through troubled years. The aircraft, which should have entered the market 2013, will now be delivered to first customer, All Nippon Airways (ANA),… Read More

Airbus augments A350-1000 capability

June 27, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Airbus has quietly announced it will augment the payload and range capability of the Airbus A350-1000 when certified. The latest Aircraft Characteristics for Airport and Maintenance Planning guide (ACAP) for A350 increases the… Read More

Decision detailed (sort of) in Boeing-Bombardier price dumping case

June 27, 2017, © Leeham Co.: The US International Trade Commission (ITC) last week released its detailed decision to go forward with the Boeing complaint that Bombardier engaged in price dumping when it sold the CS100 to Delta… Read More

Boeing’s advantage going into 2018

Subscription Required Introduction June 26, 2017, © Leeham Co.: One air show doesn’t make a trend, but the Paris event and other signs before it draw one inescapable conclusion: Boeing has momentum. With Airbus about to undergo a… Read More

Pontifications: Read the fine print

June 26, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Are the widebodies orders seeing some earlier-than-expected recovery? Airbus and Boeing said they don’t expect to see a renewed demand for wide-bodied aircraft until around 2022, +/-. But Boeing certainly had stronger-than-expected… Read More

Airbus has decent showing in down year

June 23, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Although Boeing ran away with the Paris Air Show orders, commitments and headlines, Airbus actually had a respectable showing in a down year. Airbus announced orders and commitments for 326 aircraft. Twenty… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Interesting aircraft at the sides of Paris Air Show 2017

June 22, 2017. ©. Leeham Co: When visiting the Paris Air Show this week, we strolled several times into the Aeronautical museum which is placed at the Le Bourget airfield. It has a fine collection of historical aircraft,… Read More

Propelled by MAX 10, Boeing thumps Airbus at Paris Air Show

June 22, 2017, © Leeham Co.: The Boeing 737 MAX 10 received a rousing endorsement from lessors and airlines last week at the Paris Air Show. There were 361 orders and commitments announced, blowing through Boeing’s own forecast… Read More