Bjorn’s Corner: The challenges of airliner development. Part 13. Later in the Prelaunch Phase

July 23, 2021, ©. Leeham News: Last week, we went through the initial tasks in the Prelaunch Phase. We talked about Sales and Marketing activities, initial Concept development, and first Supplier contacts. Now that time has passed, we… Read More

How good will an Airbus A350F be? Part 2.

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   July 22, 2021, © Leeham News: Last week, we compared the probable data for an Airbus A350 freighter with the market-leading Boeing 777F. We found the 777F is a heavy-duty freighter with… Read More

De-carbonisation of air transport is ON

By Bjorn Fehrm July 20, 2021, © Leeham News: Last week was a game-changing week for air transport. Three events synchronized to trigger it. EU presented 13 policies to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 with concrete… Read More

Pontifications: Two re-fleeting campaign give Airbus and Boeing each an edge

July 19, 2021, © Leeham News: There are two re-fleeting campaigns coming up that are significant and in which Airbus and Boeing each have the incumbent advantage. The successor to Alitalia, Italia Trasporti Aereo (ITA), will restructure with… Read More

Global airline recovery: LNA’s view shifts from traffic to revenue, but our timeline hasn’t changed

Subscription Required By Judson Rollins Introduction  July 19, 2021, © Leeham News: A year ago last week, LNA published what might have seemed an apocalyptic call: global airline passenger traffic would not recover until 2024 at the earliest… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: The challenges of airliner development. Part 12. The Prelaunch Phase.

July 16, 2021, ©. Leeham News: Last week, we showed the first cut of an overall Program Plan for our 19 seat airliner project. Now we discuss the Prelaunch Phase activities in more detail, including what type of… Read More

How good is an Airbus A350 freighter?

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   July 15, 2021, © Leeham News: Airbus is working on a freighter of the A350 to compete with Boeing’s larger freighters, such as the 777F. The 777F is quite a different aircraft… Read More

HOTR: Boeing’s backlog market share vs Airbus falls below 40%

By the Leeham News Team July 14, 2021, © Leeham News: Six months into 2021, Boeing is delivering 737 MAXes, clearing MAX inventory, and taking orders. Airbus isn’t matching Boeing orders for the A320 family, so far. But… Read More

Updated: Porter confirms E195-E2 after persistent denials in May

By Scott Hamilton July 12, 2021, © Leeham News: Canada’s Porter Airlines today announced an order for 30 Embraer E195-E2s. The move comes shortly after the Canadian government agreed to loan hundreds of millions of dollars to Porter… Read More

Is the Redhawk Development process the future at Boeing?

Subscription Required By the Leeham News Team Boeing wants to converge advanced design and production processes from across the 7-Series platforms and the Defense unit into one commercial airplane–its Next Boeing Airplane, or NBA. Photo: Boeing.  July 12,… Read More