Airbus 1H2019 results: The A320neo gives Airbus a solid first half

By Bjorn Fehrm July 31, 2019, ©. Leeham News: Airbus announced its 1H2019 results today, presenting a solid first half with progress in A320neo and A350 deliveries. The A220, brought over from Bombardier, is also making progress. Yesterday,… Read More

Boeing MAX crisis overshadows other challenges

Subscription Required Now open to all Readers. July 29, 2019, © Leeham News: The 737 MAX crisis overshadows everything else right now at Boeing. This includes forward orders, weak customers and production gaps on the 787 line, which… Read More

Pontifications: MAX market share holding steady, so far

July 29, 2019, Leeham News: Despite threats and fears of cancellations for the Boeing 737 MAX following two fatal accidents of virtually brand new -8 MAXes, few order cancellations directly attributable to the crashes have occurred. So far,… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Fly by steel or electrical wire?

July 25, 2019, ©. Leeham News: Last week’s Corner which dealt with Airbus’ issue with an updated A321neo Fly By Wire (FBW) and how it was unrelated to the issue of the Boeing 737 MAX, gives a good… Read More

Analyst shrug off possible 737 production shut down

July 25, 2019, © Leeham News: Aerospace analysts brushed aside Boeing’s warning yesterday that the possibility exists the 737 MAX production line might be shut down in the airplane doesn’t return to service (RTS) in the fourth quarter…. Read More

How much of an NMA market will the Airbus A321XLR capture? Part 2

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction July 25, 2019, © Leeham News: We continue our discussion from last week of what part of an NMA market the Airbus A321XLR would capture. We started the study by comparing the… Read More

Boeing warns of production reduction, complete shut down of MAX if return to service delayed beyond 4th quarter

July 24, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing’s chief executive officer today warned that if the 737 MAX return to service is delayed much beyond the anticipated fourth quarter RTS, reducing production from the current 42/mo or a complete… Read More

Boeing 2Q earnings: down as expected, 777X delay confirmed

July 24, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing’s first quarter and first half revenue is down $9bn vs last year as the impact of the 737 MAX grounding takes a full hit. The MAX was grounded March 13, near… Read More

Trans-Atlantic market fragmentation hurts big widebodies

Subscription Required Now open to all readers By Vincent Valery July 22, 2019, © Leeham News: Development of single-aisle aircraft that now have ranges of plus-or-minus 4,000 nautical miles are fragmenting hub markets needed to fill large twin-aisle… Read More

Pontifications: Embraer counts on Boeing heft for E2 sales boost

July 22, 2019, © Leeham News: Embraer still appears to be in a bit of a holding pattern following the Paris Air Show in which it announced orders and commitments for only 76 EJets. Two additional orders announced… Read More