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

NMA is a briar patch, top Airbus salesman says

#AirbusID May 21, 2019, © Leeham News, Toulouse: The chief commercial officer for Airbus half hopes Boeing will step into a briar patch and launch its long-discussed New Midmarket Airplane, but the real message is clear: leave well… Read More

Airbus has the “rock” and “hard place” for Boeing NMA

#AirbusID Subscription Required May 21, 2019, © Leeham News: Airbus has a “rock” and a “hard place” facing any manufacturer that might want to bring a new airplane to the market. So says Christian Scherer, chief commercial officer… Read More

Delta Tech Ops 5-year goal to double revenues

#MROAM April 9, 2019, © Leeham News: Delta Air Lines has the third largest third-party MRO company in North America and aggressively seeks to grow, in sharp contrast to its competitors. While American and United airlines have limited… Read More

Airbus ends the A380 program

Feb. 13, 2019, © Leeham News: Airbus announced today (Seattle time, Feb. 14 in Toulouse) that it is terminating the A380 program. The last airplane will roll off the assembly line in 2021, for Emirates Airlines. Emirates cancelled… Read More

Countdown to NMA decision, Part 4: Time out

Subscription Required Feb. 4, 2019, © Leeham News: It’s time for Airbus to launch the A321XLR. Boeing last week announced a program launch for the New Midmarket Airplane won’t come until 2020 at the earliest. Authority to Offer… Read More

Airbus new A220 is more of a match for the A320neo than Airbus says

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction January 17, 2019, © Leeham News: It’s all about the new Airbus A220 on the North America press tour Airbus is hosting this week. Airbus got this top modern aircraft as a… Read More

Airbus’ A320neo Plus, A350neo and new single-aisle airplane

Subscription Required Introduction Nov. 26, 2018, © Leeham News: There are few secrets that stay secret for long in commercial aviation. Airplane concepts are discussed with customers. Information must be shared with suppliers. And then there’s the manufacturer’s… Read More