The A350, Part 2: Analyzing the A350-800

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   January 21, 2020, © Leeham News: Before the holidays, we started a series to look into Airbus’ A350 family. We analyzed the development program and how the variants have sold. Initially, the… Read More

HOTR: Boeing could further cut 787 production rate—JP Morgan

By the Leeham News Staff Jan. 20, 2021, © Leeham News: There is risk of another production rate cut for the 787, JP Morgan wrote in a Jan. 12 note. Boeing already is reducing the rate to 5/mo… Read More

Podcast: 10 Minutes About China’s Commercial Aviation Industry

Jan. 19, 2021, © Leeham News: Today’s edition is 10 Minutes About China’s commercial aviation industry. China has one airliner in service, a second in flight testing and a third on the drawing board. Production is still a… Read More

The ascent of the Big Three Chinese carriers

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Jan. 18, 2021, © Leeham News: As the COVID-19 outbreak spread throughout China in January last year, their airlines were the first hit by the sudden collapse in passenger traffic. Most of… Read More

Pontifications: Electric aircraft builder poised to start production near Everett

By Bryan Corliss Jan. 18, 2021 © Leeham News — Western Washington aviation enthusiasts may need to send out an extra Valentine this year, addressed to Alice – the nine-passenger electric aircraft being developed by Eviation. Sometime around… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: The challenges of hydrogen. Part 20. Hydrogen airliner weight shift

January 15, 2021, ©. Leeham News: In last week’s Corner, we looked at how hydrogen consumed in the rear fuselage tanks of Airbus’ ZEROe concept affect the airliner’s efficiency. Now we look at other aspects of the rear… Read More

HOTR: Some predictions for Airbus and Boeing

Jan. 14, 2021, © Leeham News: Making predictions is always a hazardous business. Some predictions take years to resolve. The outcome of others come sooner than later. If you’re right, you look sage. If you’re wrong, you look… Read More

Outlook 2021: Russia and China

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction Jan. 14, 2021, © Leeham News: China and Russia are both developing a single-aisle domestic airliner in the A320/737 MAX class, a regional turboprop in the ATR 72 class, and is jointly… Read More

Boeing’s Calhoun completes first year as CEO

By the Leeham News Team Jan. 13, 2021, © Leeham News: Today marks the first anniversary of David Calhoun becoming CEO of The Boeing Co. Calhoun’s first year faced challenges unprecedented in Boeing’s history. There was the 737… Read More

De Havilland to pause production this year after backlog built

By Scott Hamilton Jan. 12, 2021, © Leeham News: De Havilland Canada will pause production later this year when the current Dash 8-400 backlog is assembled. According to data reviewed by LNA, there are 17 Dash 8s scheduled… Read More