Airbus hails ‘landmark year’ with strong 2023 results amid delivery ramp-up

By Tom Batchelor February 15, 2024, © Leeham News: Airbus gave more details of its planned ramp-up today as it announced 2023 full-year results, with revenues climbing 11% year-on-year to €65bn and adjusted earnings before interest and taxes… Read More

Airbus posts record orders in 2023, meets delivery target despite challenges

By Tom Batchelor January 11, 2024, © Leeham News: Airbus exceeded its target for aircraft deliveries last year and achieved a record number of orders despite what it called a “complex” and “volatile” operating environment, according to the… Read More

Managing supply chain stress continues

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Jan. 9, 2024, © Leeham News: The COVID-19 pandemic impact on aerospace and its supply chain was deep and long lasting. The airframe and engine manufacturers haven’t fully recovered. Part of the reason… Read More

Outlook 2024: Expectations growing at Airbus

Subscription Required By Gordon Smith January 2, 2024, © Leeham News: Many businesses start to wind down operations as the holiday season approaches – but for the big OEMs, the year-end usually means a sprint finish. Airbus is… Read More

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

Risk Adjusted Business for leasing aircraft

By William Loh, International Aviation Advisors and Dr. David Yu, CFA, Senior ISTAT Appraiser, AAVA Group, NYU Shanghai and Stern Oct. 17, 2023, © Leeham News: We have seen over many years that mainstream commercial aircraft are attractive… Read More

Further developments of Airbus’ A321

Subscription required By Bjorn Fehrm September 28, 2023, © Leeham News: We recently looked at the latest developments around Airbus’ A321XLR certification. When the certification is completed, it extends the A321 to a true Trans-Atlantic airliner. After 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