Airbus A330-800 first flight

By Bjorn Fehrm November 6, 2018, © Leeham News in Toulouse. The Airbus A330-800, the smaller of the A330neo variants, took off for its first flight in Toulouse today. It’s the fourth member of the A330neo flight test… Read More

How useful is an NMA, Part 4

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Airbus’ disadvantages in widebody campaigns

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Pontifications: Engines, engines, engines

Oct. 29, 2018, © Leeham Co.: Engines, engines, engines. News emerged last week that Rolls-Royce admitted its continuing problems with the Trent 1000 that powers the Boeing 787 now bled over to the Trent 7000. RR will fall… Read More

How useful is an NMA, Part 3

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Pontifications: Market Intelligence from NY

Oct. 22, 2018, © Leeham News: I was in New York City last week for a series of meetings. Here’s what “the street” is talking about. I make no judgment calls about whether the thoughts are on target… Read More

Pontifications: “We will develop and actionable plan to develop supply chain”

Oct. 15, 2018, © Leeham News: “With your help, we will develop actionable plans to develop the supply chain.” This was the leading message from the 5th Annual South Carolina Aerospace Conference and Expo, held Tuesday and Wednesday… Read More

What costs dominate an airliner’s operation? Part 3

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What costs dominate an airliner’s operation? Part 2

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Pontifications: Supply chain melt down to get worse, says manufacturer

Sept. 3, 2018, © Leeham News: There is more evidence the aerospace supply chain is in meltdown—and it’s going to get worse, a manufacturer tells LNC. The OEM requested anonymity to speak frankly. As aerospace analysts gather this… Read More