Bjorn’s Corner: The challenges of airliner development. Part 30. Serial Production problems

November 26, 2021, ©. Leeham News: Last week, we started our analysis of the serial production phase. If development is filled with revelations and problems to solve, production has it as well. We start this week by looking… Read More

Why the A380 didn’t sell

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction November 25, 2021, © Leeham News: The last A380 will be delivered to Emirates in the coming week, after a production run of only 251 units. Why didn’t Airbus sell more? What… Read More

Regional Aircraft production

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Nov. 22, 2021, © Leeham News: Last week, LNA looked at Airbus and Boeing’s planned twin-aisle production rates. We now turn our attention to production rates in the regional aircraft market. The… Read More

Pontifications: Assessing the future of stand-alone GE Aviation

By Scott Hamilton Nov. 22, 2021, © Leeham News: GE Aviation’s (GEA) spin-off takes the corporate burden off its back and opens that way to move forward just as commercial aviation should be over the COVID-19 pandemic. The… Read More

Book Review: Flying Blind is a must-read about the Boeing 737 MAX crisis

By Scott Hamilton Nov. 20, 2021, © Leeham News: Flying Blind, The 737 MAX Tragedy and the Fall of Boeing is the sad story of how The Boeing Co., once renowned for its engineering prowess, descended into the… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: The challenges of airliner development. Part 30. Serial Production

November 19, 2021, ©. Leeham News: Last week, we described how we finished the testing and the process to get our Type Certificate. Now we look at the phase after Design and Production certification, the start of production,… Read More

The end of A380 production

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Emirates’ 100th A380 delivered Nov. 18, 2021, © Leeham News: The 251st and final A380 delivery to Emirates will happen in the next few weeks before the end of the year. With… Read More

Boeing lands a series of passenger and freighter orders at Dubai

By Judson Rollins Introduction November 16, 2021, © Leeham News: Boeing captured a handful of orders and a further expansion into freighter conversion at this week’s Dubai Air Show. The largest of these, announced Tuesday, is for 72… Read More

ATR, Pratt & Whitney launch new turboprop engine

By Judson Rollins November 16, 2021, © Leeham News: ATR and Pratt & Whitney Canada jointly announced a new PW127XT engine for the ATR-42 and -72 series at the Dubai Air Show. The XT designation stands for “extra… Read More

Air Lease Corp.’s A220 order may be followed soon by others

By Scott Hamilton Nov. 16, 2021, © Leeham News: Air Lease Corp. added another 25 Airbus A220s to its backlog with Airbus. The letter of intent, announced at the Dubai Air Show, brings ALC’s A220 backlog to 75,… Read More