Are AirAsia and AirAsia X outgrowing their key markets?

Subscription Required By Judson Rollins Introduction Dec. 16, 2019, © Leeham News: AirAsia and long-haul sister AirAsia X have been growing at world-leading rates for much of the past two decades. AirAsia’s fleet growth in the 2000s was… Read More

A tectonic shift towards large narrowbody

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction A321XLR. Source: Airbus. Dec. 9, 2019, © Leeham News: There are now more firm orders for the Airbus A321neo than all the latest generation widebody programs combined: Airbus A330neo and A350, Boeing… Read More

Airbus 2019 results hit by A320neo delivery delays

By Bjorn Fehrm  October 30, 2018, © Leeham News: Airbus announced 3Q 2019 results today. Revenue and profits for the first nine months were up from last year but the company is still wrestling with delivery problems for… Read More

A321 accounts for 50%+ of future deliveries; few production gaps

Subscription Required Introduction Sept. 12, 2019, © Leeham News: More than half the Airbus A320 family scheduled for delivery over the next four years will be the A321neo, according to an analysis performed by LNA. Airbus is sold… Read More

Pontifications: Catching up on Odds and Ends-Alaska’s Airbus fleet, first E195-E2 delivery, Boeing’s MAX rebranding question

Take our Boeing 737 MAX rebranding poll at the end of this post. Sept. 2, 2019, © Leeham News: It’s time to catch up on Odds and Ends. Alaska Airlines In its second quarter earnings call and 10Q… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Fly by steel or electrical wire?

July 25, 2019, ©. Leeham News: Last week’s Corner which dealt with Airbus’ issue with an updated A321neo Fly By Wire (FBW) and how it was unrelated to the issue of the Boeing 737 MAX, gives a good… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Airbus’ A321neo has a pitch-up issue (now with a second update)

July 19, 2019, ©. Leeham News: The European Aviation Safety Agency EASA has issued an Air Worthiness Directive (AD) to instruct operators of the Airbus A321neo of a Pitch instability issue. EASA writes “excessive pitch attitude can occur… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Kjos departure signals changes at Norwegian

July 12, 2019, ©. Leeham News: Norwegian Air Shuttles’ (Norwegian) founder and CEO for 17 years, Bjorn Kjos stepped down yesterday.  Over the last year the CFO, Board chairman and now the CEO have changed. This signals a… Read More

Pontifications: 50×2

June 3, 2019, © Leeham News: Airbus and Embraer are 50 years old this year. Airbus broke out the party hats last Wednesday. It arranged a formation flying of all its in-production aircraft, including the Beluga XL. It… Read More

Airbus’ A220 gets increased range next year

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction May 30, 2019, © Leeham News: Airbus announced an increase in Maximum TakeOff Weight (MTOW) for its A220 range last week. With the improvement, the A220s should fly up to 3,400nm when… Read More