Iran, Boeing reach agreement on big aircraft order; Trump casts cloud

Dec. 11, 2016: Iran and Boeing reached an agreement on the 80-airplane order that includes 50 737 MAX 8s, 15 777-300ERs and 15 777-9s. The final contract still has unspecified contingencies before it can be booked as firm orders,… Read More

Pontifications: Reorganization at Airbus

  Oct. 3, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Airbus confirmed Friday the news reports from Bloomberg and Reuters that a major organizational restructuring of the company is underway. The Wall Street Journal had this report Friday. Airbus Group CEO… Read More

What’s happened to the VLA sector?

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Pontifications: Airbus faces conundrum

July 18, 2016, © Leeham Co.: It wasn’t the dominating headline out of the Farnborough Air Show that Airbus would have preferred: a dramatic production rate cut for the slow-selling A380 from 20/yr to 12/yr from 2018. A… Read More

Pontifications: Boeing is back

July 4, 2016, © Leeham Co.: It’s looking like all the pain and agony of the 787 development is behind Boeing. (Except for the deferred production costs, of course.) Boeing is back into airplane development mode. To be… Read More

Iran Air, Volga Dnepr deals help Boeing production gaps but don’t solve them

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Slowing economies begin to impact Airbus, Boeing

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Airbus aircraft programs in review

By Bjorn Fehrm in Hamburg Introduction May 31, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: Airbus went through a complete review of all their aircraft programs as part of their yearly briefing for media in Hamburg today. A lot was said… Read More

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