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

HOTR: Second hand 787-8 market to be tested

By the Leeham News Staff July 10, 2020, (c) 2020, Leeham News: A few months ago, Qantas announced that it intended to sell three Jetstar-operated Boeing 787-8s that would become surplus once the airline received its first A321-LRs…. Read More

Pontifications: Aircraft values, lease rates plummet

May 25, 2020, © Leeham News: Aircraft lease rates continue to plummet as the virus crisis infects the airline industry. In an update of its periodic look at rates, the UK advisory firm ISHKA last week looked at… Read More