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

Boeing’s freighter dominance threatened

Subscription Required Now open to all Readers. By Scott Hamilton April 6, 2021, © Leeham News: As if Boeing didn’t have enough challenges these days, its near-exclusive dominance for new-build freighter may be threatened. Airbus is showing airlines… 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

No surge in new-build freighters from COVID expected

Subscription Required Now open to all Readers. 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… Read More

HOTR: Moving up the 777-8F?

 By the Leeham News Staff June 4, 2020, © Leeham News: A lawsuit filed by cargo specialist Volga Dnepr against Boeing claims Boeing is running out the clock on the 747-8F. The report by The Seattle Times makes… Read More

Boeing faces weak sales, production gap for 777X

Subscription Required Now open to all readers. Aug. 5, 2019, © Leeham News: Design issues with the giant General Electric Aviation GE9X are causing untimely headaches for the Boeing 777X program, at a time when the 737 MAX… Read More

747F demand will come back, says Boeing

Subscription Required Update, July 22, 2016: Boeing yesterday announced it is taking an after tax charge of more than $800m against the 747-8 program. It also cancelled plans to increase production of the 747-8F from the current 0.5/mo… Read More