A Boeing 787 freighter, which variant and how good?

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   March 17, 2022, © Leeham News: Monday, we started a series of articles discussing a possible Boeing 787 freighter. It shall replace the Boeing 767 freighter, one of Boeing’s most-produced models, with… Read More

HOTR: Lessors warn Airbus

By the Leeham News team Oct. 26, 2021, © Leeham News: Two mega-lessors warned Airbus against dramatically upping production rates of the A320 family, London’s Financial Times reported Oct. 23. “[B]old plans to speed up production are unjustified… Read More

Aircraft replacement conundra

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Credit: Delta Air Lines Aug. 23, 2021, © Leeham News: Boeing has been studying the launch of a clean-sheet aircraft design for more than a decade. In light of the lingering effects… Read More

An Update on Airbus, Boeing Orders at Risk

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Aug. 16, 2021, © Leeham News: As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and delays in the re-certification of the 737 MAX, Boeing lost a large number of 737 MAX orders in… Read More

Pontifications: Unraveling the numbers

Feb. 1, 2021, © Leeham News: Understanding the real market demand for an airplane sector is a complicated thing. What Airbus and Boeing say the market is for an airplane sometimes is a matter of what they don’t… Read More

Enhancing the Dreamliner, Part 8: Wrap Up

Subscription Required By Bjorn Ferhm and Vincent Valery Introduction   Nov. 26, 2020, © Leeham News: After analyzing the three members of the Dreamliner family on several routes out of San Francisco to Asian destinations, we conclude the series… Read More

Enhancing the Dreamliner, Part 3: 787-9

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Oct. 22, 2020, © Leeham News: After analyzing the 787-8, we now turn our attention to the following Dreamliner variant that entered into service, the -9. Summary Lessons learned from 787-8 mishaps;… Read More

Enhancing the Dreamliner, Part 2: The 787-8 analyzed

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   October 15, 2020, © Leeham News: We look deeper at the 787-8, the smallest member of the Dreamliner family. After selling well initially, it has fallen out of favor with the airlines…. Read More

Enhancing the Dreamliner, Part 1: the 787-8

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Oct. 8, 2020, © Leeham News: The Dreamliner program is approaching its 1000th delivery less than 10 years after entry into service. It is the fastest-ever delivery ramp-up for any twin-aisle program…. Read More

Boeing seeks to cut production costs of 787-8 to boost sales

By Scott Hamilton Sept. 2, 2020, © Leeham News: Boeing is considering production changes to the slow-selling 787-8 to lower costs and boost sales. The effort comes at a time when global passenger traffic is at record lows… Read More