With high cargo prices, will airlines fly larger aircraft in their widebody fleets?

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction October 14, 2021, © Leeham News: Over the last weeks, we’ve seen that the present cargo crunch and high yields will influence what aircraft variants airlines purchase. Models that are too large… Read More

Is the Bedek 777-300ERSF freighter a threat to the 777F?

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction September 9, 2021, © Leeham News: In our series on freighters, we now look at the new large conversion freighter from GECAS and IAI Bedek, the 777-300ERSF. How much of a threat… Read More

Pontifications: IAI moves to cement lead in 777 P2F conversions

IAI, Etihad ink Boeing 777-300ER P2F deal. De Havilland union sniffs kerosene. Aug. 30, 2021, ©Leeham News: The agreement last week between IAI and Etihad Airways to open a Boeing 777-300ER P2F conversion line in Abu Dhabi gives… Read More

How good is an Airbus A350 freighter?

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   July 15, 2021, © Leeham News: Airbus is working on a freighter of the A350 to compete with Boeing’s larger freighters, such as the 777F. The 777F is quite a different aircraft… Read More

Etihad’s fleet simplification

By the Leeham News Team Apr. 27, 2021, © Leeham News: Etihad Airways’ CEO Tony Douglas announced that the carrier would be grounding its A380 fleet indefinitely and retire its 19 777-300ERs by the end of 2021. The… Read More

The A350, Part 9: The A350-1000 versus 777-300ER

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   March 11, 2021, © Leeham News: Last week, we started analyzing the Airbus A350-1000 and compared it with the Boeing 777-300ER. We now fly the airplanes on a demanding route, close to… Read More

The A350, Part 8 A350-1000 Intro

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Mar. 4, 2021, © Leeham News: After assessing the performance of the A350-900 and its ULR variant, we now turn our attention to the largest A350 variant, the -1000. It entered service… Read More

Pontifications: Unraveling the numbers

Feb. 1, 2021, © Leeham News: Understanding the real market demand for an airplane sector is a complicated thing. What Airbus and Boeing say the market is for an airplane sometimes is a matter of what they don’t… Read More

Enhancing the Dreamliner, Part 5: 787-10

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Nov. 5, 2020, © Leeham News: After analyzing the 787-9, we now turn our attention to the last Dreamliner variant that entered into service, the -10. The 787-10 was developed as a… Read More

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