Would a 767 stopgap make sense while waiting for NMA?

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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

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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?

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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

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