Update on twin-aisle production rates

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Nov. 15, 2021, © Leeham News: Airbus and Boeing updated their commercial production plans a few weeks ago, including rates on their twin-aisle families. As a result of solid freighter demand, Boeing… Read More

Airbus details A350F specifications

By Scott Hamilton and Bjorn Fehrm November 11, 2021, © Leeham News: Airbus has given more information about what led to their new freighter, the A350F, and its data. Scott Hamilton talked to Airbus Chief Commercial Officer Christian… Read More

Boeing and Airbus freighter battle

By Scott Hamilton Oct. 28, 2021, © Leeham News: Boeing yesterday gave its clearest indication yet that it’s moving closer to launching the 777X Freighter. In a message to employees in conjunction with its third quarter earnings release… Read More

Is the Bedek 777-300ERSF freighter a threat to the 777F?

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction September 9, 2021, © Leeham News: In our series on freighters, we now look at the new large conversion freighter from GECAS and IAI Bedek, the 777-300ERSF. How much of a threat… Read More

Rejuvenating the current in-service cargo fleet

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Aug. 30, 2021, © Leeham News: The COVID-19 pandemic lingers on passenger airlines, delaying a full traffic recovery. At the same time, the freighter market is very active and shows no signs… Read More

The Airbus A350F versus Boeing’s 777-XF.

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   August 5, 2021, © Leeham News: Two weeks ago we compared the launched Airbus A350 freighter with Boeing’s in-service 777F. We found the 777F is a freighter with a very high payload… Read More

Airbus delivers strong 1H2021 and launches A350 Freighter

By Bjorn Fehrm July 29, 2020, © Leeham News: Airbus presented its results for the first half of 2021 today. The company reported a profit of €2.7bn on a turnover of €24.6bn, a very strong result from the… Read More

How good will an Airbus A350F be? Part 2.

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   July 22, 2021, © Leeham News: Last week, we compared the probable data for an Airbus A350 freighter with the market-leading Boeing 777F. We found the 777F is a heavy-duty freighter with… Read More

How good is an Airbus A350 freighter?

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   July 15, 2021, © Leeham News: Airbus is working on a freighter of the A350 to compete with Boeing’s larger freighters, such as the 777F. The 777F is quite a different aircraft… Read More

Etihad’s fleet simplification

By the Leeham News Team Apr. 27, 2021, © Leeham News: Etihad Airways’ CEO Tony Douglas announced that the carrier would be grounding its A380 fleet indefinitely and retire its 19 777-300ERs by the end of 2021. The… Read More