Redefining the 757 replacement: Requirement for the 225/5000 Sector, Part 6.

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Pontifications: Jumping on the MOM bandwagon

March 15, 2015: There was little “real” news coming out of ISTAT this year, which is probably why the topics of the “757 replacement” and the 200-250 seat, 4,500 mile twin-aisle airplane prospect drew so much attention. Sitting… Read More

Odds and Ends: More from Airbus annual press conference; IAM focuses on wages

Jan. 13, 2015: More from Airbus: Airbus held its annual press conference today in Toulouse, reporting its full year 2014 orders and deliveries results. Our Bjorn Fehrm was there and filed a report from the event. He will… Read More

Boeing sees little impact from fuel on orders

Jan. 13, 2015: Boeing sees little impact on orders from the falling fuel prices. In a tele-press conference this morning, Randy Tinseth, vice president of marketing, said recent history shows that even as fuel prices went down, the… Read More

Aging Boeing 757 engines skew operating expenses

Jan. 8, 2015: Engines on the aging fleet of Boeing 757s are a key reason operating costs of this rather unique airplane are between 20% and 30% more than a Boeing 737-9 or an Airbus A321neo. “The thing… Read More

Top 10 Leeham News stories of 2014

Dec. 30, 2014: This was a highly active news year. Airbus launched the A330neo and A321neoLR. Boeing firmed up more than 200 orders for the 777X. Emirates canceled 70 A350 orders, a record cancellation when no customer collapse… Read More

Airbus’ Bregier vows future for A380 with a neo, stretch

Dec. 11, 2014: Fabrice Bregier, CEO of Airbus Commercial, Thursday vowed there is a solid future for the A380, a day ofter Airbus Group CFO Harald Wilhelm cast doubt over the airplane. “We have commercial momentum on A380,… Read More

Odds and Ends: No Boeing response to A321neoLR; After DL loss, Boeing wins Kuwait; It’s ‘huge’

No response to A321neoLR: Reuters reports that Boeing isn’t going to respond to the Airbus A321neoLR, the airplane intended to be a bonafide replacement for the Boeing 757. “We are very happy with where the MAX 9 sits… Read More

MD-11’s final pax flights contains lessons for McBoeing as NSA targets 2030

Boeing’s CEO, Jim McNerney outlines his vision for the next New Small Airplane in this report from Reuters. We believe this will cement Airbus’ dominance in the single-aisle market for the next 15 years. A retrospective of the… Read More

Boeing considers single, twin aisle, co-development 757/767 style for next new airplane

Subscription required. Now open to all Readers. Introduction Boeing is looking at a number of scenarios for its New Airplane Study (NAS) that would replace the 757 and 737, have ranges from 4,000nm-5,000nm, and carry as few passengers… Read More