Airbus sets new delivery record for 2016

By Bjorn Fehrm January 11, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: Airbus Commercial Aircraft presented a new record in yearly deliveries at its Press Briefing in Toulouse today.  The division of an integrated Airbus (therefore Airbus Commercial Aircraft, ACA) delivered 688… Read More

Irkut MC-21; we look at the MC-21-300, Part 2.

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737-7X, 737-10 studies illustrate Boeing weakness in single-aisle market

Subscription Required Introduction April 27, 2016 © Leeham Co.: News that Boeing plans to develop a “737-7.5” MAX, following on the prospect of a “737-10” stretch of the 737-9 illustrates just how weak its single aisle product strategy… Read More

Can Bombardier extend CS300 to a CS500? Part 2.

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PW’s Geared Turbo Fan was catalyst for MRJ90 order

March 8, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Pratt & Whitney’s Geared Turbo Fan technology was what prompted a used airplane lessor to place its first new airplane order, selecting the Mitsubishi MRJ90 in the process. Jep Thornton is a… Read More

PNAA Day 2: Airbus says Boeing has product gap.

Feb. 10, 2016 © Leeham Co. Boeing has a product gap that Airbus is filling with its airplanes, says Simon Pickup, strategic marketing director. Pickup said Boeing has a gap in its product line between the 737-8 and the 787-9…. Read More

Pontifications: Aircraft values vary widely

Dec. 14, 2015, (c) Leeham Co: Aircraft valuations came to the forefront following comments by Richard Anderson, CEO of Delta Air Lines, over just how much a 10-year old Boeing 777-200ER was worth. He claimed the airplane was… Read More

Pontifications: Boeing view of market conditions today

Sept. 14, 2015, © Leeham Co.: Randy Tinseth, Boeing’s VP Marketing, spoke with Bernstein Research last week on a variety of topics. In a note issued after the conversation, analyst Douglas Harned reported: “Boeing views the 140 orders to… Read More

Airbus FAL in Mobile (AL), Part 2

Sept. 13, 2015, (c) Leeham Co., Mobile (AL): The new Airbus Final Assembly Line (FAL) opening today here will serve the US market, a plan that follows the philosophy when the company opened an FAL in Tianjin, China… Read More

Pontifications: Boeing spin

May 18, 2015: Boeing has always been masterful with spinning its message, but the spin last week strains credibility with its explanation over how it will bridge the production gap for the 777 Classic into production of the… Read More