Narrowbody and Widebody engine developments

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction April 12, 2018, © Leeham News: In an article yesterday about Long-Haul LCC costs we observed how the new Narrowbody engines are catching up to the fuel efficiencies of the Widebody engines…. Read More

Production transformation key to Boeing NMA

March 20, 2018, © Leeham News: As Boeing builds the business case for the New Midrange Airplane (NMA, or 797), dozens of major factors come into play, along with the hundreds or thousands of smaller one. The market… Read More

Embraer thinks a business case can be made for turboprop, but nothing soon

Subscription Required Introduction March 12, 2018 © Leeham Co.: Embraer isn’t planning any new airplane any time soon, but studies about a turboprop and an electric airplane are underway. One concept of the Embraer turboprop under study. The… Read More

Chinese and Russian Widebody takes shape. Part 5.

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction February 12, 2018, © Leeham Co.: In the fourth article about the Chinese/Russian wide-body, CR929, we analyzed the engine selection for the aircraft. Now we continue with a first performance analysis of… Read More

Chinese and Russian Widebody takes shape. Part 4.

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction February 1, 2018, © Leeham Co.: In the third article about the Chinese/Russian widebody, CR929, we looked at the challenges the aircraft poses to the involved manufacturers. Now we continue with analyzing… Read More

Embraer’s improved E-Jet E2

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction December 07, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Embraer is four months from first service introduction of the new generation E-Jet, the E190-E2, with Norway’s Wideroe. Following the smooth E190-E2 program will be the… Read More

Why did Emirates choose Boeing’s 787-10?

By Bjorn Fehrm November 15, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Emirates Airlines (Emirates) has finally decided which aircraft shall complement their long-range Boeing 777 and Airbus A380. The decision coming at this year’s Dubai Air Show was more surprising… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Airbus A330neo flight test starts

October 20, 2017, © Leeham Co, Toulouse: The Airbus A330neo flew its first flight yesterday. The aircraft lifted off from Toulouse Blagnac Airport in front of invited airline customers, suppliers and media. It landed after a successful four-hour… Read More

MRJ entering more stable phase

By Bjorn Fehrm June 28, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: The Mitsubishi Regional Jet, MRJ, has been through troubled years. The aircraft, which should have entered the market 2013, will now be delivered to first customer, All Nippon Airways (ANA),… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Keeping airliners operational. Part 9.

June 16, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: This week we finish our analysis how an operator would keep our tentative airline operational. By now we know the maintenance of the fleet is a critical part of running an airline. If… Read More