Pontifications: Single-pilot jetliners OK for cargo, not yet for passenger airplanes

Sept. 26, 2022, © Leeham News: I sat down with Fred Smith, the founder and now executive chairman of FedEx, on Sept. 15 at the US Chamber of Commerce Aerospace Summit. The first article appears here. The balance… Read More

Jump in R&D spending at Boeing Commerical Airplanes points to renewed studies for new airplane

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Return of the NMA? Photo credit: Leeham News. Aug. 1, 2022, © Leeham News: Buried in Boeing’s second quarter results released last week was a sharp jump in research and development spending. It… Read More

Best business; Under-floor Cargo or Dedicated Freighter. Part 3.

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction June 30, 2022, © Leeham News: What is the best business? To transport cargo below the floor in passenger airliners or dedicated freighter aircraft? We analyzed the cost of flying air freight… Read More

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

Impact of Russian Airspace Closure for mid-European freight airlines

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   May 12, 2022, © Leeham News: Last week, we looked at what the closure of Russian airspace would mean for a mid-European airline that flies to Asia destinations like Japan, Korea, or… 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

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