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

Q3 Earnings: GE Aerospace “Leaps” Forward With Stellar Results, Pure Play Powerplant Provider On Track for Q1 2024

By Chris Sloan Oct. 24, 2023, © Leeham News – GE spooled up high-thrust third-quarter earnings with consensus-topping results in sales, margins, and EPS in all three of its segments, led by Aerospace. The engine-marker delivered double-digit growth… 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

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

Pontifications: “We’re sick and tired of new technologies:” Avolon CEO

Editor’s Note: As Airbus and Boeing consider new airplanes, their current generation aircraft are plagued with technical issues. The engines on the A320neo and 737 MAX families continue to have problems years after entry into service. The Boeing… 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

As Airbus ponders the A220-500, Boeing shrugs

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton June 12, 2023, © Leeham News: Boeing CEO David Calhoun says he’s not worried about the prospect of Airbus launching a stretched model of the A220 family. Airbus has said it’s a matter… Read More

Boeing’s Calhoun: Be patient for a new airplane

By Scott Hamilton June 1, 2023, © Leeham News: Boeing CEO David Calhoun remains upbeat about the company’s future despite occasional setbacks and a struggling defense unit. But in a media briefing on May 30 in advance of… 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

Pontifications: Airbus grows in China while Boeing remains on the sidelines

April 11, 2023, © Leeham News: Airbus last week firmed up an order for 150 A320neos and 10 A350-900s with China. The deal was announced last year. Additionally, Airbus and the Chinese government agreed to add to the… Read More