Boeing beats Airbus in order tallies at Dubai Airshow thanks to widebody jetliner demand

By Dan Catchpole Subscription Required Nov. 20, 2023 © Leeham News: Boeing dominated the Dubai Airshow, racking up 313 orders—232 firm and 81 non-firm. Meanwhile, Airbus garnered only 86 orders, as of Friday, the last day of the… Read More

Has Airbus pinned too much of its hopes on LCC growth?

Subscription Required By Judson Rollins November 14, 2023, © Leeham News: Much ink has been spilled over the bad – and increasingly worse – year for America’s low-cost carriers or LCCs. Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest, and Spirit have all… Read More

Airbus profits climb despite one-off charge

Subscription Required By Gordon Smith Nov 9, 2023, (c) Leeham News: Airbus struck a defiant tone on Wednesday as the company posted strong numbers for the first nine months of 2023. Despite supply chain headwinds, the European firm’s… Read More

Order risk for Airbus: Warning flags

Subscription Required By the Leeham News Team Oct. 16, 2023, © Leeham News: Airbus and Boeing have airplane order backlogs exceeding 10,000 aircraft. Most of the respective production lines are sold out to 2026 and even beyond 2030…. Read More

Pontifications: Moonshot for engines for Next Boeing Airplane may have to wait

Sept. 12, 2023, © Leeham News: The Next Boeing Airplane (NBA) may be a moonshot for CEO David Calhoun, but airlines will probably be reluctant to take a moonshot on the next new engine. Service issues with the… Read More

Spirit Aero losses, cash burn continue

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Aug. 7, 2023, © Leeham News: Spirit AeroSystems reported another loss-making quarter last week as more special charges in Airbus and Boeing programs. Spirit is a major supplier to Airbus and Boeing. Airbus… Read More

Airbus 1H2023 results: Supply chain limits Airbus’ growth

July 26, 2023, © Leeham News: Airbus has presented its results for the first half year of 2023. A few critical suppliers are still Airbus’ constraint for growth. The orders are there, and the Final Assembly Lines as… Read More

Pontifications: A330neo, still struggling, nears 300 sales

June 27, 2023, © Leeham News: Airbus inked a memorandum of understanding with lessor Avolon for 20 A330-900s at last week’s Paris Air Show. When converted to a firm contract, this will bring the -900 order book to… Read More

Paris Day Two: Air India finalizes earlier deals; Embraer, ATR announce orders

By Bryan Corliss June 20, 2023, © Leeham News – While Monday’s news from the Paris Air Show was dominated by the one big Airbus order from Indian carrier IndiGo, Tuesday saw a host of smaller deals announced… Read More

GTF’s troubled history hurting future orders

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton and Bjorn Fehrm May 8, 2023, © Leeham News: India’s GoFirst Airlines filed for bankruptcy last week. The carrier pointed to around 29 of its 50 Pratt & Whitney Geared TurboFan-powered Airbus A320neos… Read More