Boeing’s freighter dominance threatened

Subscription Required Now open to all Readers. 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. Airbus is showing airlines… 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

The A350, Part 4, A350-900

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Feb. 4, 2021, © Leeham News: After comparing the rejected Airbus A350-800 and its replacement A330-900, we now turn our attention to the main A350 variant, the -900. It was the main… Read More

Podcast: 10 Minutes About the Airbus A330neo

Feb. 3, 2021, © Leeham News: The Airbus A330neo is technically a good airplane. But sales never took off. There are only 331 orders for the airplane and easily more than 100 are iffy. Airbus publicly said there… Read More

HOTR: Boeing continues to burn off deferred charges

By the Leeham News Team Jan. 29, 2021, © Leeham News: With all the headlines about Boeing’s record-breaking 2020 loss and the $6.5bn forward loss for the 777X program, there was one item overlooked. Boeing continues to reduce… Read More

Podcast: 10 Minutes About Boeing’s 2020 Financial Results

Jan. 28, 2021, © Leeham News: Boeing on Jan. 27 reported its 2020 financial results. They were ugly, to nobody’s surprise. Beset by the 737 MAX grounding all year, delays in the 777X program, a suspension of deliveries… Read More