Would a 767 stopgap make sense while waiting for NMA?

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction November 30, 2017, © Leeham Co.: We have covered Boeing’s deliberations whether to restart 767-300ER passenger version production here and here. To understand how good a stopgap the 767-300ER would be for an… Read More

Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Siemens develops Hybrid-Electric demonstrator

By Bjorn Fehrm November 29, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Siemens yesterday announced they will fly a hybrid-electric demonstrator by 2020, E-Fan X (Figure 1). The aircraft, a BAe 146 four engine regional jet, will have… Read More

Leahy reflects on 33 years at Airbus

John Leahy will retire in January and stay for a short transition to help his successor, Eric Schulz, who was named EVP, Chief of Sales, Marketing and Contracts. Leahy is Chief Operating Officer-Customers. During his three-decade long tenure… Read More

Eric Schulz new Airbus Commercial Aircraft sales manager

By Bjorn Fehrm November 28, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: Eric Schulz, President of the Civil Aerospace division at Rolls-Royce, has been appointed as the successor of John Leahy, COO-Customers, at Airbus. Schulz will join Airbus as EVP, Head of… Read More

Boeing’s good year for wide-body orders

Subscription Required Introduction Nov. 27, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Officials from Airbus and Boeing each said this year that wide-body orders, languishing for the past couple of years, should pick up by the turn of the decade as… Read More

Pontifications: Scrutiny of HNA intensifies

Nov. 27, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Time for some catch-up in the world of commercial aviation. Scrutiny of HNA Group is intensifying as regulators in Switzerland claim the Chinese company provided false information in the takeover of a… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Aircraft drag reduction, Part 6

November 24, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: In the last Corner, we described how the Wright Brothers obtained the aerodynamic data they needed to design gliders and aircraft. But there was additional knowledge they needed: how to control an aircraft… Read More

Airbus A350-1000 certified. How good is it?

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction November 23, 2017, © Leeham Co.: The Airbus A350-1000 received its airworthiness certificate Tuesday, after a smooth flight test campaign. The first serial aircraft is in final assembly, for delivery to Qatar… Read More

easyJet doing well despite 30% decline in profits

By Bjorn Fehrm  November 22, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: We looked at easyJet March 22 and noted that the carrier is on a solid growth path, despite playing number two in the European LCC market. The 2017 numbers are… Read More

Assessing the Dubai Air Show

Subscription Required Introduction Nov. 20, 2017, © Leeham Co.: The Dubai Air Show was a clear win for Boeing, despite the last minute 430 airplane commitment from the Indigo Partners group. The “MENA” region, for Middle East and… Read More