Pontifications: 787-10 engines too small for Emirates

Feb. 4, 2019, © Leeham News: There is more to Emirates Airline’s renewed its interest in the Airbus A350 and the potential swap-out of Airbus A380 orders than meets the eye. The Airfinance Journal Dublin conference is worth… Read More

A380 suffers new blow, future remains bleak

Subscription Required Air France is returning five of 10 A380s to lessors. Photo via Google images. Dec. 3, 2018, © Leeham News: Air France will return five leased Airbus A380s to lessors next year and in 2020, citing… Read More

How useful is an NMA, Part 2

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction October 18, 2018, © Leeham News.: Last week we started an article series which analyzes how useful a Boeing NMA will be for medium to long-haul flights in different markets. We first… Read More

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

Boeing raises airliner list prices 4%

Jan. 18, 2018, © Leeham Co.: Boeing quietly raised its list prices by 4.1% for its commercial airplanes, the same day Airbus did (Monday)—but without the fanfare of an announcement, as did Airbus. The 737-700, which has been… Read More

Is the Airbus A321LR a better NMA stopgap than the 767-300?

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction January 04, 2016, © Leeham Co.: We have discussed if the Boeing 767-300ER could function as a stopgap until an NMA would be available. We then compared it with Boeing’s 787-8 and… Read More

Used A330-200s could be interim solution to NMA

Subscription Required Introduction Dec. 11, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Boeing is considering restarting the 767-300ER passenger line as an interim aircraft to the New Midmarket Airplane. Airbus is pushing the A330-800 or, alternative, new A330-200s are its solution… Read More

Airbus’ strategy for the A330-800

By Scott Hamilton Dec. 6, 2017, © Leeham Co.: The A330-800 entered the final assembly line last week at the Airbus production plant in Toulouse, France, amid doubts in the industry that the airplane will be produced beyond… Read More

Boeing moves EIS target for NMA to 2027: sources

Subscription Required Introduction Dec. 4, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Officially, Boeing says the New Midmarket Aircraft (NMA, or 797) entry-into-service will be around 2024-25 if the program is launched. LNC has learned the target date now being discussed… Read More

Would a 767 stopgap make sense while waiting for NMA?

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction November 30, 2017, © Leeham Co.: We have covered Boeing’s deliberations whether to restart 767-300ER passenger version production here and here. To understand how good a stopgap the 767-300ER would be for an… Read More