Mind the gap between announced and actual production rates

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   May 9, 2022, © Leeham News: As passenger traffic is recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in the Americas and Western Europe, many airlines are eager to take delivery of more fuel-efficient… Read More

The large twin-aisle and freighter replacement market

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Feb. 28th, 2022, © Leeham News: In recent weeks, we compared the 787-10 Heavy Gross Weight (HGW) performance against the A350-900. The 787-10 HGW will impact sales campaigns against the A350-900 and… Read More

Rejuvenating the current in-service cargo fleet

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Aug. 30, 2021, © Leeham News: The COVID-19 pandemic lingers on passenger airlines, delaying a full traffic recovery. At the same time, the freighter market is very active and shows no signs… Read More

A history of jet freighter aircraft

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   A Cathay Pacific 747-8F July 29, 2021, © Leeham News: Last week, LNA compared the performance of the 777F against the A350F, launched today. As a follow-up, we thought it relevant to… Read More

The A350, Part 12 Wrap Up

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm and Vincent Valery Introduction   Apr. 1, 2021, © Leeham News: After extensively discussing the A350 family and comparing it with its main competitors, it is now time to wrap up the series. Summary… Read More

Boeing’s Ability to Finance the Next Airliner

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   March 1, 2021, © Leeham News: The combination of the 737 MAX crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic led Boeing to lose $12.5bn over the 2019-2020 period. Boeing Commercial Aviation (BCA) lost $20.5bn… Read More

The A350, Part 4, A350-900

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Feb. 4, 2021, © Leeham News: After comparing the rejected Airbus A350-800 and its replacement A330-900, we now turn our attention to the main A350 variant, the -900. It was the main… Read More

Boeing’s production plans

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Jan. 26, 2021, © Leeham News: LNA wrote earlier this month that Boeing needs a boring year after a challenging 2020. Ramping up 737 production, clearing up the accumulated 737 MAX and… Read More

HOTR: Narrowbody delivery recovery in 2025

By the Leeham News Team Dec. 15, 2020, © Leeham News: “We do not expect Airbus or Boeing to get back to planned narrowbody deliveries (adjust for MAX grounding) before 2025, with widebody deliveries taking much longer.” That’s… Read More

Twin Aisle Deliveries: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Oct. 19, 2020, © Leeham News: LNA published last week an update on the latest 737 MAX production and delivery plans. This week, we turn our attention to the twin-aisle programs at… Read More