FAA adopts ICAO 2027 emissions, noise rules; death knell for new production 767F, 777F

787F, NMA-F are natural conclusions to consider for a successor to 767F By Scott Hamilton June 16, 2022, © Leeham News: The US Federal Aviation Administration yesterday announced it will adopt the emissions and noise rules proposed in… Read More

Pontifications: Boeing spending millions to retain engineers

May 16, 2022, © Leeham News: Boeing is spending millions of dollars to retain engineers represented by the union, SPEEA. It’s a reversal of efforts to trim SPEEA ranks through early buyouts and outsourcing and to address an… Read More

The large twin-aisle and freighter replacement market

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Feb. 28th, 2022, © Leeham News: In recent weeks, we compared the 787-10 Heavy Gross Weight (HGW) performance against the A350-900. The 787-10 HGW will impact sales campaigns against the A350-900 and… Read More

The new Boeing freighter, 777-8F, versus Airbus’ A350F, Part 3

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   February 16, 2022, © Leeham News: Last week, we looked at the operating economics of the Boeing 777-8F and Airbus A350F. Both freighters are new launches over the last 6 months with… Read More

The new Boeing freighter, 777-8F, versus Airbus’ A350F, Part 2

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   February 10, 2022, © Leeham News: Boeing introduced the freighter version of the 777X last week, and we made a first article about how it stacks up against Airbus’ new freighter, the… Read More

The new Boeing freighter, 777-8F, versus Airbus’ A350F

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   February 3, 2022, © Leeham News: Boeing launched the new large freighter, 777-8F, Monday with an order for 34 and options for 16 from Qatar Airways. We made a comparison based on… Read More

Boeing’s apparent shifting product strategy

 Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Introduction Aug. 2, 2021, © Leeham News: Boeing last week reiterated it believes the 777-9 will be certified and delivered in late 2023. CEO David Calhoun also said, “I’m confident that might be… Read More

Pontifications: Two re-fleeting campaign give Airbus and Boeing each an edge

July 19, 2021, © Leeham News: There are two re-fleeting campaigns coming up that are significant and in which Airbus and Boeing each have the incumbent advantage. The successor to Alitalia, Italia Trasporti Aereo (ITA), will restructure with… Read More

Airbus program update tomorrow: what will officials reveal?

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Introduction June 14, 2021, © Leeham News: Airbus will provide a commercial program update tomorrow in Toulouse. Will the Next Boeing Airplane be like the 757 with a composite new wing and new… Read More

Pontifications: Qatar, United, Boom, Airbus and Aerion

June 7, 2021, © Leeham News: It’s been a busy couple of weeks in commercial aviation, with several reports last week alone. Qatar Airways expresses interest in Boeing 777X-F and Airbus A350F. United Airlines announces a “commercial agreement”… Read More