Enhancing the Dreamliner, Part 3: 787-9

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Oct. 22, 2020, © Leeham News: After analyzing the 787-8, we now turn our attention to the following Dreamliner variant that entered into service, the -9. Summary Lessons learned from 787-8 mishaps;… Read More

Sunset of the Quads, Part 7, The A380

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   All Nippon Airways’ Flying Honu A380 livery Sep. 17th, 2020, © Leeham News: Last week, we compared the economics of the A340-600 and the 777-300ER on the Los Angeles to Shanghai route…. Read More

Sunset of the Quads, Part 6. The A340-600 versus the 777-300ER.

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   September 10, 2020, © Leeham News: The Airbus A340-600 was designed to challenge Boeing’s hold of the large, long-haul jets. With a capacity 60 seats above the previous largest Airbus jet, the… Read More

Sunset of the Quads, Part 5

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Sep. 3rd, 2020, © Leeham News: Last week, we compared the economics of the A340-300 and the 777-200ER on the Paris to San Francisco route. We now turn our attention to Airbus’… Read More

Sunset of the Quads, Part 4.

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   August 27, 2020, © Leeham News: After presenting Boeing’s and Airbus’ first 300 seater long-range widebodies, the 777-200ER and A340-300 in Part 3, we now fly them both on the route Paris… Read More

No surge in new-build freighters from COVID expected

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Introduction Aug. 17, 2020, © Leeham News: Coronavirus caused a spike in freight demand. But don’t look for Airbus or Boeing to see a spike in demand for new build freighters. Boeing hoped… Read More

Sunset of the Quads, Part 2

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   August 12, 2020, © Leeham News: We deepen our look at the Queen of the Skies and it’s best selling version, the 747-400. We go through what made it the great aircraft… Read More

Sunset of the Quads, Part 1

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   July 30, 2020, © Leeham News: British Airways announced two weeks ago that it would immediately retire its entire Boeing 747 fleet. Several other operators announced accelerated retirements of their Queen of… Read More

Better to bring capacity back with a 777-9 or 787-10 if we fly 777-300ER today?

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction May 21, 2020, © Leeham News: We looked at the economics of extending the lease of a Boeing 777-300ER or taking an ordered 777-9 here. If traffic post-COVID-19 on the routes we… Read More

Better to bring capacity back with a 787-10 or 777-300ER

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   May 14, 2020, © Leeham News: Last week, we compared the economics of the Boeing 777-300ER and 777-9 on the world’s busiest intercontinental route. The older aircraft proved a viable alternative, thanks… Read More