HOTR: Some predictions for Airbus and Boeing

Jan. 14, 2021, © Leeham News: Making predictions is always a hazardous business. Some predictions take years to resolve. The outcome of others come sooner than later. If you’re right, you look sage. If you’re wrong, you look… Read More

Outlook 2021: Boeing needs boring, Airbus looks for recovery

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton and Vincent Valery Introduction Jan. 5, 2021, © Leeham News: What’s in store for Airbus and Boeing this year? Boeing needs a boring year. Airbus is clearly better positioned than Boeing. Twenty-twenty one… Read More

Pontifications: Outlook 2021 Series begins today

Jan. 4, 2021, © Leeham News: Beginning today through next week, Leeham News presents its annual Outlook series for the coming year. We’ve been doing this for years. In recent years, the Outlook reflected continued growth in commercial… Read More

Pontifications: Don’t lose sight of the future, says top Boeing exec

Dec. 7, 2020, © Leeham News: “It’s really important that we stay in tune with the market dynamics, making the adjustments we need to do and not lose sight of the future. Which is absolutely we are not… Read More

Pontifications: Aircraft prices, rents plunge

Nov. 9, 2020, © Leeham News: Aircraft prices and lease rates are plunging as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to devastate the airline and manufacturing industries. The Australian newspaper reports that Rex Airlines will pay A$60k/mo for its ex-Virgin… Read More

R&D spending at Boeing plunges; Airbus yet to kick in

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Introduction Aug. 24, 2020, © Leeham News: Research and development spending at Boeing Commercial Airplanes declined 21% in the first half this year compared with 2019. From 2017 through 2019, BCA’s R&D spending… Read More

Boeing’s Renton plant may close from 2033: Analysis

Subscription Required Now open to all Readers. Introduction Aug. 10, 2020, © Leeham News: With Boeing likely to consolidate 787 production in Charleston (SC), reflecting a rate of 6/mo, the future of assembly in Puget Sound rears its… Read More

Looking ahead for 2020 and 2030 decades: Boeing

Subscription Required Second in a series. By Scott Hamilton and Vincent Valery Introduction June 24, 2020, © Leeham News: “Airbus’ widebody strategy is a mess.” This is what Kostya Zolotusky, then a VP with Boeing Capital Corp., said… Read More

Airbus 1Q2020, preparing for “the gravest crisis in our industry’s history”

April 29, 2020, © Leeham News: Airbus presented its results for the first quarter of 2020 today. In the accompanying news conference, Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury said, “we are facing the gravest crisis in our industry’s history,” and… Read More

Can the A321XLR fly trans-Oceanic routes, Part 2?

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction March 26, 2020, © Leeham News: We are checking if the Airbus A321XLR is usable for trans-Oceanic routes. It’s a credible trans-Atlantic aircraft, but can it be used effectively over the Pacific… Read More