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

Can the Airbus A321XLR fly trans-Oceanic routes?

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction March 19, 2020, © Leeham News: Over the last weeks, we compared the Airbus A330-900 to the A350-900 when flying the long routes over the Pacific Ocean. Now we pose the question:… Read More

Why the A321XLR makes sense for Alaska Airlines

By Scott Hamilton Feb. 23, 2020, © Leeham News: Alaska Airlines last week said it will place an order, perhaps this year, for 200 aircraft for delivery over the next decade. The carrier exclusively operated Boeing 737s until… Read More

Could A220 fly Air Canada’s Montreal to Toulouse route? Part 2

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction February 13, 2020, © Leeham News: We continue our analysis if the Airbus A220 is a credible long-range aircraft. We started looking at the limitations of the aircraft last week and how… Read More

Assessing airlines’ widebody replacement needs

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Feb. 3, 2020, © Leeham News: As part of the 777X maiden flight, Boeing briefed the media on its demand forecast for the large widebody market. The OEM sees a demand to… Read More

Pontifications: Another Calhoun challenge: fixing Boeing’s product strategy

Jan. 20, 2020, © Leeham News: David Calhoun has been CEO of The Boeing Co. for a week. A couple of new problems arose. Late last week, the US Air Force weighed in that it’s unhappy, again, with… 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

Pontifications: Stop hitting the snooze button, Boeing

Dec. 9, 2019, © Leeham News: I know Boeing is preoccupied right now. But it has to get off the pot and decide to proceed with a new airplane. We believe the New Midmarket Airplane is still required…. Read More

United orders 50 A321XLRs

Dec. 3, 2019, © Leeham News: United Airlines today announced an order for 50 Airbus A321XLRs. The airplane has an advertised range of 4,700nm (5,400 statute miles), or a nine hour flight. UAL will replace its aging Boeing… Read More

Airbus touts Airspace, Internet of Things at APEX convention

Sept. 13, 2019, © Leeham News, Los Angeles: Airbus is expanding its Airspace interior look to the A321LR and A321XLR, providing a common theme with its widebody A330neo and A350 family members. The OEM is also launching the… Read More