Assessing A330, A350 production futures

Subscription Required Introduction Jan. 26, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Airbus A350 production rates are solid at 10/mo through 2022 but can’t support increasing them to the oft-discussed 13/mo, based on LNC’s analysis of the current backlog. Airbus A330-900… Read More

Pontifications: Airbus, Boeing single-aisle production rates solid

Jan. 23, 2017, © Leeham Co.: The global economy is softening and airlines are deferring airplanes, but we don’t see Airbus or Boeing trimming aircraft production for their single-aisle airplanes. Over-sales and rising fuel prices support today’s A320… Read More

Is Emirates in trouble?

Introduction Jan. 12, 2017, © Leeham Co.: There are a growing number of articles around the Emirates airline that points to recent weaknesses in the airline’s operating model. Here are just two: “Is Emirates Airline running out of… Read More

Comparing 777 Classic, 787 Book:Bill in recent years

Subscription required. Introduction Jan. 11, 2017, (c) Leeham Co.: Future production rates of the Boeing 787 is a concern for LNC, which has been explained in detail here. A little history provides some context. Figure 1. Analysis from March… Read More

Deferrals grow as airlines fight to keep bottom line

Subscription Required Introduction Jan. 09, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Airlines have deferred or are thinking about deferring more than 400 airplanes in the near term, a review of decisions and deliberations  that have been made during the last… Read More

Pontifications: Leeham News’ approach to the news

Leeham News and Comment will be on holiday Dec. 24, 2016, through Jan. 2, 2017, barring major breaking news. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Dec. 19, 2016, © Leeham Co. Two thousand sixteen is almost over. This… Read More

Boeing cuts 777 production rate again

Dec. 13, 2016: Boeing yesterday announced another production rate cut for the 777 Classic, effective next August. The rate goes to 5/mo. Because of the transition to the 777X, the actual delivery rate will be 3.5/mo. Leeham Co…. Read More

Airbus, Boeing claim victory in today’s WTO ruling over Washington State tax breaks

Airbus claims “knockout blow.” Boeing claims “complete victory.” WTO Summary of findings and ruling. All the WTO documents are here. Opinion: No sanctions will be levied on Airbus or Boeing. Seattle Times on why nothing will happen with… Read More

Boeing sees wide-body market recovery from 2020

Subscription Required Introduction Nov. 3, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Boeing may have solved its pressing problem of largely filling the production gap for the 747-8, but there is still a long way to go for the Boeing 777X…. Read More

Boeing beats estimates on one-time gains

Oct. 26, 2016: Boeing Co. beat analyst estimates on one-time gains but also reported that it raised earnings guidance for the full year. The press release with full details is here. Revenues were down 2% year-over-year to $72.1bn…. Read More