Airbus’ strategy for the A330-800

By Scott Hamilton Dec. 6, 2017, © Leeham Co.: The A330-800 entered the final assembly line last week at the Airbus production plant in Toulouse, France, amid doubts in the industry that the airplane will be produced beyond… Read More

Why is Airbus A330-800 not selling?

By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction November 02, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Airbus A330neo flew its first test mission two weeks ago. The test aircraft was the bigger A330-900, the neo version of the A330-300. For the present A330, the… Read More

Boeing’s a revisionist, Airbus isn’t, says product head

June 21, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Boeing, after years of struggling sales, finally dropped the iconic 747 passenger airplane from its 20-year forecast, revealed publicly yesterday at the Paris Air Show. Boeing in fact eliminated the entire Very… Read More

Airbus, Boeing agree on NMA–for now

Oct. 12, 2016, © Leeham Co.: It’s rare when Airbus and Boeing agree on product strategy, but officials of the two companies seemed in almost perfect alignment in separate interviews by LNC last week. Barry Eccleston, president of… Read More

Farnborough redefines the MOM sector

July 19, 2016, © Leeham Co.: If anything came out of the otherwise dull Farnborough Air Show, it was that the Middle of the Market airplane debate is as muddled as ever. Boeing didn’t launch, or even say… Read More

Airbus’ Leahy shifts a bit on MOM aircraft

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Slowing economies begin to impact Airbus, Boeing

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737-7X, 737-10 studies illustrate Boeing weakness in single-aisle market

Subscription Required Introduction April 27, 2016 © Leeham Co.: News that Boeing plans to develop a “737-7.5” MAX, following on the prospect of a “737-10” stretch of the 737-9 illustrates just how weak its single aisle product strategy… Read More

Pontifications: Why the 787-8 is no longer favored by Boeing

March 21, 2016, © Leeham Co: My Pontifications for the last two weeks examined how the Airbus and Boeing messaging continues to do battle for the product line ups. Boeing continues to denigrate the Airbus widebody line and… Read More

Pontifications: Airbus’ new edginess

March 14, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Airbus is presenting a new edginess in the long-running war of words with Boeing, adopting a tactic Boeing has used for years to make its case. The European manufacturer has never been… Read More