Boeing wins first day with big order at Dubai Air Show

Nov. 12, 2017, © Leeham Co.: In a stinging defeat for Airbus, Boeing won an order for 40 787-10s from Emirates Airline. Airbus competed for the deal with the A350-900. Emirates previously canceled an order for 50 A350-900s… Read More

Qantas’ ultra-long haul dream, Part 2

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Qantas’ ultra-long haul dream

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What’s happened to the VLA sector?

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Sales slowing for larger, Airbus, Boeing twin-aisle jets

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Pontifications: Why the 787-8 is no longer favored by Boeing

March 21, 2016, © Leeham Co: My Pontifications for the last two weeks examined how the Airbus and Boeing messaging continues to do battle for the product line ups. Boeing continues to denigrate the Airbus widebody line and… Read More

Boeing 777 Classic production gap closing

See Scott Hamilton’s new Forbes on-line column, It’s time for hard questions for Boeing. Subscription Required Introduction Jan. 26, 2016, © Leeham Co. Boeing needs to sell more than 200 777 Classics, all with delivery dates through 2021,… Read More

4-engine single-aisle airplanes could make comeback, says technology VP

Dec. 15, 2015, © Leeham Co: LNC’s Bjorn Fehrm started a firestorm of discussion last Friday with his Corner about twins-vs-quads column. His focus was on the Very Large Aircraft sector. Overlooked in all of the discussion was… Read More

Airbus in talks with Singapore for ultra-long range airplane; “A350-900LR” likely

July 14, 2015 © Leeham Co. Singapore Airlines is in talks with Airbus and Boeing about an Ultra-Long Haul airplane that can fly from Singapore to the US non-stop. The talks were first reported by Bloomberg News June… Read More

Emirates A350/787 bake-off remains wide open

June 9, 2015, c. Leeham Co. Competition between Airbus and Boeing remains wide open between the A350-900 and the 787-10, says the president of Emirates Airline despite an Internet report that the carrier has tilted toward Boeing. “No,… Read More