Used A330-200s could be interim solution to NMA

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Pontifications: Countdown to Delta’s single-aisle decision

Dec. 11, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Eyes will watch Atlanta (GA) this week, when the Delta Air Lines Board of Directors decides to award a big order for the re-engined Airbus and Boeing single aisle airplanes. The Board… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Aircraft drag reduction, Part 8

December 08, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: In the last Corner we described how the Wright Brothers developed their own engine, as there were no light engines on the market. After understanding how to design wings, how to control the… Read More

Embraer’s improved E-Jet E2

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Airbus’ strategy for the A330-800

By Scott Hamilton Dec. 6, 2017, © Leeham Co.: The A330-800 entered the final assembly line last week at the Airbus production plant in Toulouse, France, amid doubts in the industry that the airplane will be produced beyond… Read More

Boeing moves EIS target for NMA to 2027: sources

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Pontifications: Delta’s decision on neo vs MAX near

Dec. 4, 2017, © Leeham Co.: The Delta Air Lines management decision for an order for 100 Airbus A321neos or Boeing 737 MAXes, plus an equal number of options, is expected this week. A decision by the Board… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Aircraft drag reduction, Part 7

December 01, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: In previous Corners, we looked at how the Wright Brothers understood the wing aerodynamics and aircraft control. We now describe how the Wright cracked the third nut keeping them from manned flight, propulsion…. Read More