NMA demand skeptics aren’t thinking outside the box, Boeing exec says

Feb. 13, 2018, © Leeham Co.: Skeptics who question Boeing’s market demand forecast of 4,000 airplanes for the New Midrange Aircraft aren’t thinking “outside the box,” says Randy Tinseth, VP Marketing. Tinseth heads up the team that prepares… Read More

Airbus, Boeing square off with A330neo, 787 in advance of NMA launch

Subscription Required Introduction Feb. 8, 2018, Leeham Co.: Boeing hasn’t launched the New Midrange Aircraft (NMA, aka 797) and may not until next year. But the maneuvering to capture, solidify or preempt moves is already well underway by… Read More

How Boeing, Embraer benefit from a combination

Analysis Dec. 26, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Potential synergies exist between Boeing and Embraer which may be important to development of the next new, clean-sheet airplane for both companies. Last week, both firms acknowledged a Wall Street Journal… Read More

Airbus’ strategy for the A330-800

By Scott Hamilton Dec. 6, 2017, © Leeham Co.: The A330-800 entered the final assembly line last week at the Airbus production plant in Toulouse, France, amid doubts in the industry that the airplane will be produced beyond… Read More

Airbus’ A330 or Boeing’s 787 for LCC long haul?

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction November 09, 2017, © Leeham Co.: International Airlines Group’s (IAG) CEO, Willy Walsh, said in an Investor presentation last week “LEVEL (the group’s Long Haul LCC) is as well off with the Airbus A330-200… Read More

American wants to decide A350 fate within six months

Sept. 28, 2017, © Leeham Co., Grapevine (TX): American Airlines would like to decide within six months what it will do with its order for 22 Airbus A350-900s, a left-over deal from US Airways before the latter acquired… Read More

Assessing the 25 YOA aircraft factor

Subscription Required Introduction Click on image to enlarge. Sept. 21, 2017 © Leeham Co.: Airbus and Boeing look ahead to 2021 and the next several years when wide-body aircraft begin turning 25 years old to spur orders for… Read More

How Boeing pays back the 787 debts

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction July 27, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Boeing held its 1H2017 call yesterday, giving further information on how the 787 deferred costs decline. The payback in 2Q2017 was $16m per aircraft. Boeing needed… Read More

Business case for NMA remains uncertain

Subscription Required Introduction July 17, 2017, © Leeham Co.: We’re half way through 2017. Boeing reported orders through July 11, a week ago. Airbus won’t update its July orders until the end of the month. Through July 11,… Read More

Pontifications: 10 years after the Boeing 787 roll-out

July 10, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Saturday was the 10th anniversary of the roll-out of the Boeing 787. The date was 7/8/07, nicely coincided for the airplane’s name. The event was an extravaganza never seen in commercial aviation,… Read More