Bjorn’s Corner: Fly by steel or electrical wire, Part 7.

September 6, 2019, ©. Leeham News: In our series about classical flight controls (“fly by steel wire”) and Fly-By-Wire (FBW or “fly by electrical wire”) we discussed the flight control laws which are implemented with classical flight controls… Read More

Airbus holds the line on A350 production rate

Subscription Required Introduction Sept. 4, 2019, © Leeham News: Airbus’ decision a few months ago to keep the A350 production rate at 10/mo appears to be a wise one, considering that there is a small production gap in… Read More

Opportunity and challenges of a 787-10ER, Part 2.

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction August 29, 2019, ©. Leeham News: In last week’s article we went through the reasons for a longer range 787-10, a 787-10ER version (ER for Extended Range). We could conclude it would… Read More

Airbus faces challenges for A330neo

Subscription Required Aug. 26, 2019, © Leeham News: Airbus faces near-term challenges with its production skyline for the A330, even at a reduce rate of 4/mo, an analysis shows. Looking forward from next year, when there are slightly… Read More

Boeing’s Long Term Cash Flows

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction Aug. 19, 2019, © Leeham News:Boeing’s long-time priorities, adopted after the 787 program finally was past its troubles, is shareholder value. Boeing has spent tens of billions of dollars over the years… Read More

Boeing faces weak sales, production gap for 777X

Subscription Required Now open to all readers. Aug. 5, 2019, © Leeham News: Design issues with the giant General Electric Aviation GE9X are causing untimely headaches for the Boeing 777X program, at a time when the 737 MAX… Read More

Boeing MAX crisis overshadows other challenges

Subscription Required Now open to all Readers. July 29, 2019, © Leeham News: The 737 MAX crisis overshadows everything else right now at Boeing. This includes forward orders, weak customers and production gaps on the 787 line, which… Read More

Trans-Atlantic market fragmentation hurts big widebodies

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery July 22, 2019, © Leeham News: Development of single-aisle aircraft that now have ranges of plus-or-minus 4,000 nautical miles are fragmenting hub markets needed to fill large twin-aisle aircraft. Just as twin-engine widebodies… 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

Will the NMA-7 finally kill the A330?

Subscription Required By Judson Rollins July 11, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing is expected to proceed with the New Midmarket Airplane (NMA) once the 737 MAX gets clearance to return to service. News from the Paris Air Show… Read More