Assessing future twin-aisle production rates

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   July 18, 2022, © Leeham News: There were 98 twin-aisle passenger aircraft deliveries in 2021, the lowest number since 1987 (90). The 2021 tally was down 73% compared to the peak of… Read More

Pontifications: Boeing vows to maintain freighter dominance

June 27, 2022, © Leeham News: Boeing dominated the jet freighter market from the dawn of the jet age. It aims to keep its dominance. But for the first time since the collapse of McDonnell Douglas in 1997,… Read More

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

Assessing passenger airline fuel efficiency

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   April 4, 2022, © Leeham News: Fuel prices abruptly increased just as travel restrictions started easing after the Covid-19 Omicron wave. The oil price increase accelerated after the Russian invasion of Ukraine…. Read More

Update on twin-aisle production rates

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Nov. 15, 2021, © Leeham News: Airbus and Boeing updated their commercial production plans a few weeks ago, including rates on their twin-aisle families. As a result of solid freighter demand, Boeing… Read More

Single or twin Aisle for cargo rich routes?

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Oct. 21, 2021, © Leeham News: LNA started the cargo-themed series by comparing factory and converted freighter aircraft performance. We followed with the comparison of cargo capacity for different passenger airliners with… 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

Aircraft replacement conundra

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Credit: Delta Air Lines Aug. 23, 2021, © Leeham News: Boeing has been studying the launch of a clean-sheet aircraft design for more than a decade. In light of the lingering effects… 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

NBA Single or Dual Aisle Airline preferences

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Credit: Leeham News May 10, 2021, © Leeham News: Boeing has been studying the launch of a clean-sheet design aircraft for at least a decade. Studies included a single-aisle design but favored… Read More