Bjorn’s Corner: The challenges of airliner development. Part 27. Maintenance competence

October 29, 2021, ©. Leeham News: Last week, we looked into Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICAs), and what roles it plays in air safety. Equally important for air safety is the qualification and training programs we design for… Read More

Boeing and Airbus freighter battle

By Scott Hamilton Oct. 28, 2021, © Leeham News: Boeing yesterday gave its clearest indication yet that it’s moving closer to launching the 777X Freighter. In a message to employees in conjunction with its third quarter earnings release… Read More

Airbus’ 9 months 2021 results; Full steam ahead

By Bjorn Fehrm October 28, 2021, © Leeham News: Airbus presented its results for the first nine months of 2021 today. The company is now heading out of a 15 month COVID hibernation at full steam. Market demand… Read More

Single-aisle or Widebody over the Atlantic on thin routes?

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction October 28, 2021, © Leeham News: The headline seems like a no-brainer. On long thin routes over the Atlantic, we have learned a Boeing 757, or its replacement, the Airbus A321LR, is… Read More

Update 1: Boeing posts small operating profits, net losses in 3Q and nine months (with CNBC comments)

Oct. 27, 2021, © Leeham News: Boeing reported small operating profits and small net losses for the third quarter and nine months. The third quarter operating profit was $329m and $1.27bn for the nine months. Boeing lost $401m… Read More

HOTR: Lessors warn Airbus

By the Leeham News team Oct. 26, 2021, © Leeham News: Two mega-lessors warned Airbus against dramatically upping production rates of the A320 family, London’s Financial Times reported Oct. 23. “[B]old plans to speed up production are unjustified… Read More

Airbus sees encouraging signs of wide-body demand recovery

Subscription required By Scott Hamilton Oct. 25, 2021, © Leeham News: Airbus sees some “encouraging” signs wide-body demand is recovering from the global COVID-19 pandemic. Christian Scherer. Source: Airbus. Passenger demand is nearing-pre-pandemic levels in key areas of… Read More

Pontifications: Engines drive timing of new Embraer TPNG

The first report appeared Oct. 18, 2021. Oct. 25, 2021, © Leeham News: Embraer appears marching toward launching a new turboprop aircraft next year with a targeted 2027 entry into service. The timing will be determined by the… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: The challenges of airliner development. Part 26. Maintenance planning

October 22, 2021, ©. Leeham News: Last week, we looked into Continued Operational Safety and there specifically Safety Monitoring and Reporting. Now we look at the role Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICAs) play in preventing the air safety… Read More

Single or twin Aisle for cargo rich routes?

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Oct. 21, 2021, © Leeham News: LNA started the cargo-themed series by comparing factory and converted freighter aircraft performance. We followed with the comparison of cargo capacity for different passenger airliners with… Read More