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

HOTR: China’s desire for aerospace self-sufficiency threatens Airbus, Boeing

By the Leeham News Team China’s goal for C919 China’s state-run aviation industry is working toward self-sufficiency because of sanctions. But it is these same sanctions that will make it difficult to achieve. Beijing wants to shift to… Read More

Orders at risk: Year-End 2022 snapshot

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Feb. 6, 2023, © Leeham News: With the publication of the Airbus and Boeing announcing  2022 orders and deliveries last month, and Boeing’s published its 2022 Annual Report (10-K), we undertake our… Read More

The Airbus A220-500, a deep-dive analysis, Part 2

Subscription required By Bjorn Fehrm Jan. 23, 2023, © Leeham News: Following Thursday’s article about an up-and-coming Airbus A220-500, we now look at the operational cost for the A220-500 and compare it with the A320neo it should replace…. Read More

A deep dive into the single-aisle market

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Jan. 23, 2023, © Leeham News: Boeing’s share of outstanding single-aisle orders has fallen significantly behind Airbus. If we include the order book for single-aisle aircraft seating 100 or more passengers of… Read More

Outlook 2023: ramping up production at Airbus

Leeham News in addition to Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin, may now be found on Post.news here and on Mastodon here. Subscription Required By Vincent Valery and Scott Hamilton Introduction   Jan. 2, 2023, © Leeham News: LNA wrote a… Read More

HOTR: Eviation claims “almost” 300 orders worth more than $2bn; Boeing vs Airbus

By the Leeham News Team  Nov. 10, 2022, © Leeham News: Eviation, the developer of the all-electric airplane Alice, today added another 20 commitments to its tally for the aircraft. The latest is from Australia’s Northern Territory Air… Read More

Engine Development. Part 9. Gearbox or not?

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction October 13, 2022, © Leeham News: In our series, we look at the development of the latest single-aisle engines. Should these be geared? What do you gain and risk with a geared… Read More