Airbus 9 months 2022 results: Widebody demand picking up

By Bjorn Fehrm October 28, 2022, © Leeham News: Airbus presented its results for the first nine months of 2022 today. Airbus’ problem is how to fulfill demand as the supply chain is still recovering from COVID. The… Read More

Engine Development. Part 6. High Bypass goes mainstream

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction September 22, 2022, © Leeham News: With the introduction of the High Bypass engine for the Boeing 747, Douglas DC-10, and Lockheed Tristar, it was obvious Pratt & Whitney’s low bypass engines… Read More

The Airbus and Boeing market outlooks, Part 2

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Credit: Leeham Company LLC Sept.  19, 2022, © Leeham News: In the first article last week, we focused on the differences in market outlook assumptions between Airbus and Boeing. Despite similar levels… Read More

Pontifications: Boeing vows to maintain freighter dominance

June 27, 2022, © Leeham News: Boeing dominated the jet freighter market from the dawn of the jet age. It aims to keep its dominance. But for the first time since the collapse of McDonnell Douglas in 1997,… Read More

Commercial Aircraft programs duration from launch to delivery over the years

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   June 20, 2022, © Leeham News: New airplane programs used to come to market in four years. Now, the launch-to-entry-into-service period has been seven years or more. (Chinese and Russian programs take… Read More

HOTR: Embraer gets launch customer for E-Freighter, Boeing adds Lufthansa for 777-8F

By the Leeham News Team May 10, 2022, © Leeham News: Embraer yesterday received its launch order for the E-Jet E1 P2F conversions from lessor Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC). NAC reach “an agreement in principle” to convert 10… Read More

Mind the gap between announced and actual production rates

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   May 9, 2022, © Leeham News: As passenger traffic is recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in the Americas and Western Europe, many airlines are eager to take delivery of more fuel-efficient… Read More

Spirit AeroSystems seeks bigger role in aftermarket

By Scott Hamilton May 5, 2022, © Leeham News: Spirit AeroSystems has had a tough couple of years. It’s not only had COVID to contend with, but its customer that provides more revenue than any other—Boeing—had a major… Read More

Airbus 1Q2022 results; A better year ahead but conditions tricky

May 4, 2022, © Leeham News: Airbus presented its results for the first quarter of 2022 today. The results were better on all accounts compared with the first quarter last year, and the year’s outlook is unchanged. However,… Read More

Airbus’ 2021 results; Delivery of record net profit as it exits the pandemic

February 17, 2022, © Leeham News: Airbus presented its results for 2021 today. The company announced record net profits of €4.3bn as it exits the COVID restraints of 2020 and first half 2021. Airbus’ problem is no longer… Read More