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 Now open to all readers. 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… Read More

Challenges facing Boeing in 767-300ER passenger restart

Subscription Required Now open to all readers. Introduction Nov. 13, 2017, © Leeham Co.: The clock is ticking toward the end of the year for Boeing to decide whether to restart the 767-300ER passenger line. Officials want to… Read More

Boeing ponders restart of 767-300ER passenger line

Oct. 19, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Boeing is nearing a decision whether to restart the 767-300ER passenger line, LNC has learned. The company is in discussions for 50-60 aircraft, market intelligence indicates. Boeing declined comment, saying it does… Read More

American wants to decide A350 fate within six months

Sept. 28, 2017, © Leeham Co., Grapevine (TX): American Airlines would like to decide within six months what it will do with its order for 22 Airbus A350-900s, a left-over deal from US Airways before the latter acquired… Read More

Assessing the 25 YOA aircraft factor

Subscription Required Introduction Click on image to enlarge. Sept. 21, 2017 © Leeham Co.: Airbus and Boeing look ahead to 2021 and the next several years when wide-body aircraft begin turning 25 years old to spur orders for… Read More

Boeing’s tactical option for MOM sector

Subscription Required Introduction Aug. 14, 2017, © Leeham Co.: It’s not a done deal yet—the business for the so-called Boeing 797 remains a challenge. But the consensus is that Boeing will launch the program next year, for an… Read More

WestJet’s 787, international strategy fraught with risks

Subscription Required Introduction Boeing 787-9. WestJet ordered 10 and placed an option for 10 more. Deliveries begin in 2019. Boeing photo. May 8, 2017, © Leeham Co.: WestJet, Canada’s #2 airline behind Air Canada, is making dramatic departures… Read More

Delta reviewing Airbus wide-body order, but more is going on

Subscription Required Introduction April 12, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Delta Air Lines today said on its earnings call that it is reviewing its wide-body order with Airbus. At face value, the Delta statement might seem alarming. But as… Read More