Southwest accelerates 737-700 retirements

Subscription Required Introduction April 30, 2018, © Leeham News: Southwest Airlines announced orders 80 Boeing 737-8s so far this year and market intelligence indicates the carrier may be far from done. Another 60 orders may come during the… Read More

Pontifications: Fine balance needed by Boeing in aftermarket services drive

April 30, 2018, © Leeham News: The Wall Street Journal Friday reported Boeing was poised to purchase a supplier; a deal could be announced as early as today. The acquisition, if it happens, will be a major step… Read More

32 Boeing 787s are AOG due to Rolls-Royce Trent issues; number will climb

April 27, 2018 © Leeham Co.: There are 32 Boeing 787s grounded because of problems with the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000-C engines and the number will rise “a bit,” LNC has confirmed. The US Federal Aviation Administration and Europe’s… Read More

Engine deliveries affects Airbus 1Q2018 results

By Bjorn Fehrm April 27, 2018, ©. Leeham News: Airbus Group presented its 1Q2018 results this morning. It’s heavily influenced by A320neo engine delivery delays. Only 30 A320neos were delivered during Q1 out of a year total of 400…. Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Aircraft stability, Part 3

April 27, 2018, ©. Leeham News: In the last Corner we discussed the problems with the long term stability of an aircraft. The aircraft deviates gradually in pitch, roll and in a combined yaw and roll mode if left… Read More

Suppliers confirm Airbus, Boeing rate hike studies to 70/mo for single-aisles

April 26, 2018, © Leeham News: Two suppliers publicly confirmed what’s been whispered for months: Airbus and Boeing are checking with the supply chain about taking production rates of the A320 and 737 families to 70/mo. Representatives of… Read More

Airbus’ Ultra Long Range A350 starts flight test

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction April 26, 2018, © Leeham News: Airbus Ultra Long-Range version of the A350-900 took off for the first time Monday. The aircraft will conduct a short flight test program before being painted… Read More

Boeing to hike 767F production; may be only first of several

April 25, 2018, © Leeham News: Buried deep within Boeing’s first quarter earnings report is a single, seemingly innocuous sentence: “Reflecting the strength of the cargo market, we now plan to increase the production rate on the 767… Read More

Boeing 1Q earnings: cash flow, EPS guidance raised on strong results

April 25, 2018: Boeing today said its strong first quarter financial results means it has boosted cash flow and earnings per share guidance. From its press release:

Is Long-Haul LCC viable? Part 4

By Bjorn Fehrm April 24, 2018, © Leeham News: In the third article about Long-Haul LCC and if it’s a viable business, we described the operational costs for typical aircraft used by a Long-Haul LCC. We now look… Read More