Pontifications: Amazon’s quiet plans to grow its airline

Oct. 8, 2018, © Leeham News: Amazon, the giant on-line retailer, continues to move quietly to expand its Amazon Air cargo carrier, with plans to grow the airline to a size that could rival FedEx, market sources tell… Read More

777F, 747-8F orders help former’s bridge, solidify Boeing as freighter king

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Farnborough: Good days for Embraer, 777F

July 18, 2018, © Leeham News, Farnborough: Embraer came roaring back in the first two days of the Farnborough Air Show after a slow year last year. Boeing’s 777F saw a surge of orders and commitments and the… Read More

Farnborough: Boeing Global Services ponders 777-300ER P2F program

July 17, 2018, © Leeham News, Farnborough: Boeing Global Services is studying the world’s first passenger-to-freighter conversion program for the 777-300ER, BGS president Stan Deal revealed to LNC today at the Farnborough Air Show. Boeing sells the 777-200LRF… Read More

Pontifications: Boeing 777 production rates

Feb. 27, 2017, © Leeham Co.: When Boeing announced it will reduce 777 production to 5/mo, with actual deliveries of the 777 Classic to 3.5/mo beginning in 2018, the aerospace analyst at Goldman Sachs immediately concluded Boeing will… 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

Sales slowing for larger, Airbus, Boeing twin-aisle jets

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Dissection of the 2015 Airbus order book

Jan. 13, 2016, © Leeham Co. Airbus yesterday reported 1,139 gross and 1,036 net orders for 2015, dramatically out-performing Boeing’s sales figures. Boeing’s 737NG outsold the A320ceo family but the A320neo captured 67% of the sales vs the… Read More

Dissection of Boeing’s 2015 order book

Jan. 12, 2016, © Leeham Co. Boeing announced its year-end 2015 orders tally, with 768 net orders and 878 gross orders. It is becoming increasingly clear the 737 MAX is essentially a one-aircraft family. As expected, 737NG orders… Read More

New aircraft programs’ sorry record of delay

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