Pontifications: Amazon’s quiet plans to grow its airline

Oct. 8, 2018, © Leeham News: Amazon, the giant on-line retailer, continues to move quietly to expand its Amazon Air cargo carrier, with plans to grow the airline to a size that could rival FedEx, market sources tell… Read More

Airbus passes Boeing in wide-body passenger aircraft sales

Dec. 8, 2015, © Leeham Co. Airbus surpassed Boeing in wide-body passenger orders through November, data released yesterday by Airbus shows. Airbus released its November YTD order book yesterday. Boeing last week updated its weekly order tallies through… Read More

Boeing in line for large freighter order

July 8, 2015, © Leeham Co.: Boeing may be close to a large cargo airplane deal that could solve several near-term problems, Leeham News and Comment has learned. It’s not the 747-8F and the 777F may play only a… Read More

Aviation Partners Boeing: next step–scimitar for 757, 767

Subscription Required Introduction April 14, 2015: Several airlines operate the Boeing 757 across the Atlantic on “thin” routes but sometimes have to do refueling tech stops when high westerly winds occur. The 757s are aging, with engine maintenance,… Read More

Boeing cargo forecast: 540 new 777F, 747-8F category deliveries over 20 years

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FedEx orders 27 767-300Fs, defers 11 777Fs

Flight Pro (aka Flight Global) has reported FedEx ordered 27 Boeing 767-300Fs for delivery from 2014 through 2018 but at the same time deferred 11 777Fs within the 2013-2018 period as cargo demand softens. The 767s will replace… Read More

FedEx gets ‘best and final offers’ from Airbus, Boeing

FedEx is considering ordering the Airbus A330-200F or Boeing 767-300F. We learned at ISTAT that some at the company think the A330-200F is too much airplane in terms of range for US domestic service and would prefer the… Read More