China tariffs on Boeing unlikely

Analysis March 14, 2018 © Leeham News: Boeing is unlikely to face retaliatory tariffs from China following President Trump’s imposition of tariffs on China’s steel industry. LNC believes China’s own self-interest for its airline, leasing and aerospace industry… Read More

Pratt & Whitney’s Indian trouble

By Bjorn Fehrm March 14, 2018, ©. Leeham Co: India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) grounded Airbus A320neos equipped with Pratt & Whitney GTF engines with faulty compressor seals Monday. Airbus, Boeing respond differently to engine problems. Affected… Read More

Airbus, Boeing respond differently to engine problems

March 14, 2018, © Leeham Co.: Airbus and Boeing have engine issues on in-service airplanes, but customers point to very different responses to getting their grounded airplanes back in the air. Airbus’ problems with A320neos powered by Pratt… Read More

Embraer thinks a business case can be made for turboprop, but nothing soon

Subscription Required Introduction March 12, 2018 © Leeham Co.: Embraer isn’t planning any new airplane any time soon, but studies about a turboprop and an electric airplane are underway. One concept of the Embraer turboprop under study. The… Read More

Pontifications: Small suppliers prepare for production transformation

March 12, 2018 © Leeham Co.: When it comes to preparing for increasing automation, robotics and transforming the way airliners will be built in the future, focus rests primarily on the big OEMs and suppliers. The small suppliers… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Aircraft drag reduction, Part 20

March 9, 2018, ©. Leeham Co: In the last Corner, we started to go through a typical mission for an airliner and study which drag types are important when and why. We went through the take-off and climb phases,… Read More

A321neo plus a stretch too far for NMA: Avitas

Published 05 Mar 2018 by Airfinance Journal Special to Leeham News. March 8, 2018, (c) Airfinance Journal: A leading appraisal firm questions whether Airbus should respond to Boeing’s proposed new midsize aircraft (NMA) simply by enhancing its existing product… Read More

Airbus rolls out A350-900ULR

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction March 5, 2018, © Leeham News: Airbus rolled out the first A350-900ULR the other day. The aircraft will be delivered to Singapore Airlines later this year. Singapore Airlines will use the aircraft… Read More

Norwegian’s creative accounting

By Bjorn Fehrm March 07, 2018, ©. Leeham Co: In our February 14th article about Norwegian Air Shuttle’s operational losses, we used straightforward calculations to show the airline was losing around 2bn NOK or $300m in the fourth quarter,… Read More

Hawaiian orders 787, cancels A330-800; Embraer ponder electric plane, not a jet

March 6, 23018 © Leeham Co.: It’s official: Boeing and Hawaiian Airlines announced an order for 10+10 787-9s. It’s a letter of intent and purchase rights. The airline also confirmed it canceled an order for six Airbus A330-800s…. Read More