Boeing’s NMA decision entering final stretch

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction March 15, 2018, © Leeham News: Boeing’s NMA or 797 is taking final form ahead of a decision to launch the program later in the year. Jon Ostrower has published the first… Read More

How Airbus can kill the Boeing 797

May 10, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Airbus can kill the business case for the prospective Boeing 797, the New Midrange Aircraft also known as the Middle of the Market Airplane, Reuter’s Tim Hepher has this story. CNN’s Jon… Read More

Could an NMA be made good enough, Part 4?

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction April 13, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Last week we finished the sizing of the fuselage for an NMA design. Now we continue with the wing. We go through the key parameters that… Read More

Could an NMA be made good enough, Part 3?

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction April 6, 2017, © Leeham Co.: After sizing the cabin of the NMA, the time has now come to size the fuselage. Can a fuselage be designed that gives an NMA “dual… Read More

Farnborough redefines the MOM sector

July 19, 2016, © Leeham Co.: If anything came out of the otherwise dull Farnborough Air Show, it was that the Middle of the Market airplane debate is as muddled as ever. Boeing didn’t launch, or even say… Read More

Airbus’ Leahy shifts a bit on MOM aircraft

Introduction Subscription Required John Leahy, Airbus COO-Customers. Airbus photo. July 14, 2016, © Leeham Co., Farnborough Air Show: Basking on an order for 30 A321LRs on the final day of the Farnborough Air Show, Airbus’ top salesman said… Read More

Pratt & Whitney looks to MOM and beyond-Part 1

Subscription Required. Introduction April 2, 2015, c. Leeham Co.: Even as Pratt & Whitney prepares for the entry-into-service of its new Alan Epstein, vice president of technology and environment, Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbo Fan engine on the… Read More

BABC Conference Part 2: Airbus outlook

Barry Eccleston, president of Airbus Americas, presented the Airbus outlook at the British American Business Council Pacific Northwest conference today. Highlights: The A330 went on longer than we thought it would, and are going to nine a month… Read More

Airbus and Mobile: Implications and analysis

Before getting to the meat of things, a couple of key stories: Mobile Press-Register, June 30. Details of the plan. Wall Street Journal: Boeing complains. It’s now one of the worst-kept industrial secrets: Airbus will announce at 10am… Read More