Bjorn’s Corner: Aircraft drag reduction, Part 4

October 27, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: In this and the following Corners, we will review the competition for first manned flight between Samuel Langley, high ranking scientist of Allegheny Observatory in Pittsburgh, and the Wright Brothers, bicycle manufacturers in… Read More

Airbus’ A330 or Boeing’s 787 for LCC long haul?

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction November 09, 2017, © Leeham Co.: International Airlines Group’s (IAG) CEO, Willy Walsh, said in an Investor presentation last week “LEVEL (the group’s Long Haul LCC) is as well off with the Airbus A330-200… Read More

New mission focus seen for NMA

Nov. 8, 2017, © Leeham Co.: A revised mission focus for the the prospective Boeing New Midmarket Aircraft (NMA) is seen by a New York research firm. Bernstein Research sees the NMA being redefined as a larger aircraft serving… Read More

Analyst: Airbus could eventually terminate CSeries program

Nov. 7, 2017, © Leeham Co.: The Bombardier CSeries may go the way of the McDonnell Douglas MD-95, a Wall Street aerospace analyst suggests: that is, the program is likely to remain unprofitable and be shut down. Doug… Read More

CSeries effect on Airbus, Boeing product strategies

Subscription Required Introduction Nov. 6, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Boeing took a pass on assuming ownership of the Bombardier CSeries, according to a report in the Toronto Globe and Mail—the same deal rival Airbus took. In doing so,… Read More

Pontifications: Small Mississippi airport plays key role in state’s aerospace industry

Nov. 6, 2017, © Leeham Co.: One of my stops during my October visit along the I-10 corridor from Mobile (AL) to New Orleans, through Mississippi, visiting aerospace interests was the Stennis International Airport. The airport is in… Read More

Emirates likely to order new A380s at Dubai Air Show

By Bjorn Fehrm November 03, 2017, © Leeham Co, Hamburg.: Emirates Airline (Emirates) Chairman and Chief Executive Sheikh Al-Maktoum said at today’s delivery ceremony of the airlines 100th A380, “We hope we will be able to order new A380s next… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Aircraft drag reduction, Part 3

Nov. 3, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: In the previous Corner, we described how the aeronautical pioneers gradually uncovered what held them back from flying their gliders and airplanes successfully. They knew they needed lift to fly. And to generate… Read More

50% increase in CSeries sales forecast–but what does this mean?

Nov. 1, 2017, © Leeham Co.: For years, Bombardier forecast the 20-year market demand in the 100-150 seat sector as between 6,000 and 7,200, depending on the year of the forecast. Airbus in 2014, the last year the… Read More

Why is Airbus A330-800 not selling?

By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction November 02, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Airbus A330neo flew its first test mission two weeks ago. The test aircraft was the bigger A330-900, the neo version of the A330-300. For the present A330, the… Read More