Boeing’s Renton plant may close from 2033: Analysis

Subscription Required Introduction Aug. 10, 2020, © Leeham News: With Boeing likely to consolidate 787 production in Charleston (SC), reflecting a rate of 6/mo, the future of assembly in Puget Sound rears its head again. LNA outlined Aug…. Read More

What’s the gain of flying a smaller single-aisle during COVID-19 recovery?

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction May 28, 2020, © Leeham News: As flying recommences after country lockdowns, the fill factors for the flights will be low for an extended period. Airlines and the OEMs are anticipating the… Read More

Airbus buys Bombardier’s share in A220,  now sole owner together with the Government of Quebec

By Bjorn Fehrm February 13, 2020, © Leeham News in Toulouse: The news this morning that Airbus is now the sole owner of the A220 (75%) together with the Government of Quebec (25%) is good news for the… Read More

Could A220 fly Air Canada’s Montreal to Toulouse route? Part 2

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction February 13, 2020, © Leeham News: We continue our analysis if the Airbus A220 is a credible long-range aircraft. We started looking at the limitations of the aircraft last week and how… Read More

Could Airbus’ A220 fly Air Canada’s Montreal to Toulouse route?

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction February 6, 2020, © Leeham News: Air Canada announced in August 2019 it will start a five weekly route between Montreal and Toulouse from the 4th of June. It connects two growing,… Read More

Air Canada inaugurates A220-300 service today

Jan. 16, 2020, © Leeham News: Air Canada inaugurates Airbus A220-300 service today, becoming the second North American carrier to operate the A220. Delta Air Lines was the first, with the A220-100 last year. It is the first… Read More

Pontifications: Southwest to evaluate splitting airplane supplier next year

Oct. 28, 2019, © Leeham News: Gary Kelly, the chairman of Southwest Airlines, told CNBC Thursday that next year, the company will review whether to source airplanes from another manufacturer besides Boeing. This, of course, means Airbus. The… Read More

Embraer’s E195-E2 or Airbus A220-300 under 150 seats? Part 4

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required Introduction  October 10, 2019, ©. Leeham News: We have over the last weeks analyzed what aircraft to choose for the segment 120 to 150 seats, comparing Embraer’s E195-E2 with Airbus A220-300. After looking… Read More

Embraer’s E195-E2 or Airbus A220-300 under 150 seats? Part 3

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required. Introduction  October 3, 2019, ©. Leeham News: We have the last two weeks analyzed what aircraft to choose for the segment 120 to 150 seats, comparing Embraer’s E195-E2 with Airbus’ A220-300. The first… Read More

Embraer’s E195-E2 or Airbus A220-300 under 150 seats? Part 2

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required Introduction  September 26, 2019, ©. Leeham News: We started an analysis of what aircraft to choose for the segment 120 to 150 seats last week, where we compared Embraer’s E195-E2 with Airbus A220-300…. Read More