Pontifications: Freighter outlook for the next 20 years

Aug. 8, 2023, © Leeham News: The cargo conversion market faces the prospect of oversupply of certain types, the consulting firm IBA said last week in a webcast. The aftermarket conversion of Boeing 737-800s is already at 60… Read More

P2F conversion constrained by feedstock, certification issues

Subscription Required By Judson Rollins July 3, 2023, © Leeham News: As the supply chain chaos of the past two years finally winds down, the air cargo industry is trying to prepare for future growth. IAI’s first 777… Read More

New air cargo operators to drive freighter demand, Boeing says

By Bryan Corliss Nov. 9, 2022, © Leeham News: The Boeing Co. projects the world’s air cargo fleet will grow by 80% in the next 20 years, as new operators rush to meet demand caused by a global… Read More

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