Pontifications: End appears in sight for 16-year old US-EU trade dispute

April 19, 2021, © Leeham News: There appears to be progress in resolving the 16 year long trade dispute between Airbus and Boeing. Finally. The dispute officially is between the European Union and the United States. But neither… Read More

Boeing’s freighter dominance threatened

Subscription Required 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. Boeing continues to see the 767-300ERF, which proved to… Read More

Pontifications: Southwest didn’t invite Airbus to bid

April 5, 2021, © Leeham News: Southwest Airlines didn’t ask Airbus to submit a commercial bid for the A220-300, three knowledgeable sources tell Leeham News. Southwest conducted an internal technical analysis of the A220-300 vs. the 737-7 MAX…. Read More

HOTR: Alaska begins service with 737 MAX

Alaska likely to cancel A320neo order. Details below. By the Leeham News Team March 1, 2021, © Leeham News: Alaska Airlines today launched its first service with the 737 MAX. The carrier’s first flight was flight AS 482… 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

Airbus, Boeing diverge on technology for next new airplane

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Introduction Feb. 1, 2021, © Leeham News: Airbus and Boeing are diverging on paths for a sustainable, reduced emissions strategy for the next new airplanes. The stakes are high: billions of dollars in… Read More

Pontifications: Airbus slows A320 production ramp up; widebody rates squishy

Jan. 25, 2021, © Leeham News: JP Morgan thinks Boeing 787 production rates will come down more than the 5/mo planned from May. Airbus last week announced ramping up A320 rates will be slower than previously hoped. And… Read More

US to tax fuselage, wings, tail imported for Airbus’ Mobile A320 assembly line

Dec. 31, 2020, © Leeham News: Airbus’ A320 Mobile (AL) plant is no longer exempt from tariffs applied by the US Trade Representative in the 16-year long trade war with the European Union. Effective Jan. 12, the US… Read More

Pontifications: EU tariffs on Boeing airplanes in effect; ~60 at risk

Nov. 16, 2020, © Leeham News: The European Union implemented tariffs Nov. 9 on Boeing and other US products in retaliation for the Trump Administration tariffs on Airbus and EU products. This is the latest in the 16-year… Read More

Boeing needs 737 replacement launch by 2026 if not sooner

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Introduction Nov. 9, 2020, © Leeham News: Boeing needs hundreds of new orders for the 737 MAX and/or a new replacement program launch by 2026, if not sooner. An analysis shows that 737… Read More