Boeing cites US-China relations as business watch item in 1Q earnings

April 28, 2021, © Leeham News: Boeing’s first quarter financial results were slightly worse than estimates by Wall Street analysis. “Boeing reported first-quarter revenue of $15.2bn, primarily driven by lower 787 deliveries and commercial services volume, partially offset… Read More

Etihad’s fleet simplification

By the Leeham News Team Apr. 27, 2021, © Leeham News: Etihad Airways’ CEO Tony Douglas announced that the carrier would be grounding its A380 fleet indefinitely and retire its 19 777-300ERs by the end of 2021. The… Read More

The conundrum of a new airplane design vs a derivative

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Introduction April 19, 2020, © Leeham News: When it comes to a decision by an aircraft manufacturer whether to develop an entirely new airplane or a derivative, these multi-billion dollar decisions involve hundreds… Read More

Pontifications: End appears in sight for 16-year old US-EU trade dispute

April 19, 2021, © Leeham News: There appears to be progress in resolving the 16 year long trade dispute between Airbus and Boeing. Finally. The dispute officially is between the European Union and the United States. But neither… Read More

Boeing’s freighter dominance threatened

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton April 6, 2021, © Leeham News: As if Boeing didn’t have enough challenges these days, its near-exclusive dominance for new-build freighter may be threatened. Boeing continues to see the 767-300ERF, which proved to… Read More

The A350, Part 12 Wrap Up

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm and Vincent Valery Introduction   Apr. 1, 2021, © Leeham News: After extensively discussing the A350 family and comparing it with its main competitors, it is now time to wrap up the series. Summary… Read More

Boeing’s Ability to Finance the Next Airliner

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   March 1, 2021, © Leeham News: The combination of the 737 MAX crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic led Boeing to lose $12.5bn over the 2019-2020 period. Boeing Commercial Aviation (BCA) lost $20.5bn… Read More

Differentiation in the marketplace and the time for the open rotor

Subscription Required By the Leeham News Team Introduction Feb. 22, 2021, © Leeham News: Airliners are now so efficient, one challenge facing Airbus and Boeing in competing is overcoming the laws of diminishing returns. The time may finally… Read More

Airbus’ production plans

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Feb. 15, 2021, © Leeham News: LNA wrote last month an article about Boeing’s latest production plans for future years. Airbus announced updated production plans on Jan. 21. Airbus’ latest production plans… Read More

Pontifications: Boeing’s right direction, but don’t get ahead of reality

Feb. 8, 2021, © Leeham News: Boeing appears to be heading in the right direction: launch a new airplane program to take care of its 737 MAX product weakness. And do something different by pursuing the “NMA Lite”… Read More