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

Can a passenger airliner run as a freighter with today’s tariffs? Part 4.

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction April 23, 2020, © Leeham News: We spent the last weeks checking if passenger airliners used as belly freighters make economic sense. With the present air freight prices, it does. The high… Read More

Can a passenger airliner run as a freighter with today’s tariffs? Part 2.

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction April 9, 2020, © Leeham News: Monday, we started looking at using a passenger airliner as a freighter, now that passenger aircraft are grounded in many countries because of COVID-19 lockdowns. We… Read More

To what level can Boeing’s remaining cash cow, the 787, pay the company bills?

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction January 9, 2020, © Leeham News: What a difference a decade made. In January 2010, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner had just made its much delayed first flight and its crisis was at… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Kjos departure signals changes at Norwegian

July 12, 2019, ©. Leeham News: Norwegian Air Shuttles’ (Norwegian) founder and CEO for 17 years, Bjorn Kjos stepped down yesterday.  Over the last year the CFO, Board chairman and now the CEO have changed. This signals a… Read More

A380 end opens opportunity for A350-2000

Subscription Required Introduction Feb. 18, 2019 © Leeham News: Airbus’ decision to end the A380 program clears the path, if chosen, for a plane that was studied three or four years ago: the stretch of the A350-1000 to… Read More

Boeing’s 777X analyzed, Part 3

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction February 07, 2019, © Leeham News: In our analysis series about the 777X, we have now come to the smaller member of the 777X, the 777-8. It’s what’s called a “cut and… Read More

Boeing’s 777X analyzed, Part 2

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction January 30, 2019, © Leeham News: We started an analysis of the Boeing 777X last week as its rollout and first flight should happen this spring/summer. In the Figure below, the first… Read More

Boeing’s 777X analyzed

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction January 24, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing will roll out the first 777X flight test aircraft mid-spring. The first aircraft, the static test airframe, was rolled out in September. Flight-testing should start… Read More