Airbus delivers record 718 aircraft amid strong sales

By Bjorn Fehrm  January 15, 2018, ©. Leeham Co: Airbus announced record 2017 airliner deliveries of 718 aircraft today. It was the 15th consecutive year of increased production, this time with 30 aircraft over 2016. Fabrice Bregier, the Chief Operating… Read More

Boeing’s special needs in the next decade may be solved by Embraer

Subscription Required Introduction Jan. 8, 2018, © Leeham Co.: Key factors may play into the prospective business venture, however it’s defined, between Boeing and Embraer that have gotten little notice. Boeing’s need for engineering talent from Embraer has… Read More

United Aircraft’s and COMAC’s eventful year

By Bjorn Fehrm January 03, 2018, ©. Leeham Co: Both United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) and COMAC got their single-aisle airliner projects into flight test during 2017. The MC-21 and C919 had their first flights within less than a month… Read More

Delta Airbus deal means Bombardier trade complaint continues

Dec. 13, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Delta Air Lines chose to place its long-awaited order for the re-engined single-aisle airplanes with Airbus for the A321neo, powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines, according to an exclusive report from… Read More

Pontifications: Countdown to Delta’s single-aisle decision

Dec. 11, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Eyes will watch Atlanta (GA) this week, when the Delta Air Lines Board of Directors decides to award a big order for the re-engined Airbus and Boeing single aisle airplanes. The Board… Read More

easyJet doing well despite 30% decline in profits

By Bjorn Fehrm  November 22, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: We looked at easyJet March 22 and noted that the carrier is on a solid growth path, despite playing number two in the European LCC market. The 2017 numbers are… Read More

Historic day at Dubai Air Show

Nov. 15, 2017, © Leeham Co.: It was an historic day for commercial aviation at the Dubai Air Show. Airbus and Indigo Partners announced an order for 430 aircraft (the A320neo family), a record in units and in… Read More

Airbus group 3Q results: Revenue stable but orders plunge

By Bjorn Fehrm October 31, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: Airbus Group presented its third quarter results this morning. Revenue was stable at €43bn, but orders were down 31% compared with the first nine months of 2016. Operating profit was… Read More

Assessing Alaska Air Group’s fleet requirements

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What has Airbus got in the CSeries?

By Bjorn Fehrm October 18, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: Bombardier and Airbus changed the airliner landscape yesterday. Analysts say it’s the largest industry change since Boeing bought McDonnell Douglas in 1997. So, what has Airbus bought for no money?… Read More