How competitive is A330neo? Part 2.

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India outlook for Airbus, Boeing: Optimistic at first sight, but what lies beneath?

Special to Leeham News and Comment. May 30, 2018, © Leeham News: As one of the fastest growing airline markets in the world, India represents a large and growing part of the Airbus and Boeing order books. Although… Read More

Countdown to Airbus-CSeries deal: boost needed to backlog

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Pontifications: Honoring John McCain

May 28, 2018, © Leeham News: Today is Memorial Day in the USA, the holiday which honors US Armed Forces who died in active military service. It seems fitting today to think about US Sen. John McCain (R-AZ),… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Aircraft stability, Part 7

May 25, 2018, ©. Leeham News: In the last Corner we discussed the autopilots one finds in Airliners and high-end Business jets. We looked at how the autopilot was part of the larger Automatic Flight Control System (AFCS) in… Read More

How competitive is Airbus’ A330neo?

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Jet Airways, India’s second largest airline

By Bjorn Fehrm  May 23, 2018, ©. Leeham Co: Jet Airways is India’s second-largest airline after IndiGo and India’s largest Full-Service carrier, transporting 4 million passengers more than AIr India during 2017. After years of ups and downs, the… Read More

Embraer skyline has serious challenges

Subscription Required Introduction May 21, 2018, © Leeham News: As Boeing and Embraer continue merger discussions for the latter’s commercial airplanes unit, the EJet skyline has some serious challenges. The only order for the E175-E2 is a conditional… Read More

Pontifications: An in-depth assessment that people matter at Airbus

May 21, 2018, © Leeham News: In February, consultant Richard Aboulafia colorfully said Airbus was plagued by “decapitation” of its executive ranks as retirements and resignations came one after another after another. In April, LNC raised the prospect… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Aircraft stability, Part 6

May 18, 2018, ©. Leeham News: In the last Corner we discussed the autopilots one finds in Turboprops and entry-level Business jets. Our example was the autopilot for the Garmin G1000 integrated flight deck. Now we will step up… Read More