Will increasing fuel prices revitalize new aircraft sales?

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction August 2, 2018, © Leeham News.: As outlined in our Monday article the changing fuel price is affecting fleet plans. With increasing cost of fuel one would expect the airlines to order… Read More

How competitive is A330neo? Part 3.

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction June 7, 2018, © Leeham News: In Part 1 we compared the base characteristics of Airbus’ A330-900 and Boeing’s 787-9. In Part 2 we compared the fuel consumptions. Now we continue with the… Read More

How competitive is A330neo? Part 2.

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction May 31, 2018, © Leeham News: We continue our analysis why the Airbus A330neo has lost to Boeing’s 787-9 in recent sales campaigns. In the first part of the series, we analyzed… Read More

How competitive is Airbus’ A330neo?

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction May 24, 2018, © Leeham News: Boeing’s 787-9 has won some important fights against the Airbus A330neo. After Hawaiian Airlines, American Airlines and a possible loss at United, one asks: Is the… Read More

Boeing to implement structural design change in 787-8 for production commonality

April 17, 2018, © Leeham News: Boeing will implement a manufacturing shift later this year designed to bring the 787-8 into more conformity with the production of its larger siblings, the 787-9 and 787-10. The move, involving the… Read More

Is Long-Haul LCC viable? Part 3

By Bjorn Fehrm April 11, 2018, © Leeham News: In the second article if Long-Haul LCC is a viable business, we described the cost items which have to be part of a Revenue versus Cost analysis. In a… Read More

Operational costs of a Long-Haul LCC

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction April 05, 2018, © Leeham News.: In an article yesterday we described the different costs types for a Long-Haul LCC. We also explained the different parts of the Operational costs for the… Read More

Is Long-Haul LCC viable? Part 2

By Bjorn Fehrm April 04, 2018, © Leeham News.: In the first article about Long-Haul LCC and if it’s a viable business, we looked at ticket pricing strategy used by airlines to maximize revenue on a route. Now… Read More

Is Airbus’ A330-800 the longest range widebody under 300 seats?

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction March 29, 2018, © Leeham News: Boeing’s 787-9 has opened new ultra-long routes such as Qantas’ first flight from Perth in Australia to London Heathrow last weekend (a 7,900nm, 17-hours flight). The… Read More

Hawaiian orders 787, cancels A330-800; Embraer ponder electric plane, not a jet

March 6, 23018 © Leeham Co.: It’s official: Boeing and Hawaiian Airlines announced an order for 10+10 787-9s. It’s a letter of intent and purchase rights. The airline also confirmed it canceled an order for six Airbus A330-800s…. Read More