HOTR: Second hand 787-8 market to be tested

By the Leeham News Staff July 10, 2020, (c) 2020, Leeham News: A few months ago, Qantas announced that it intended to sell three Jetstar-operated Boeing 787-8s that would become surplus once the airline received its first A321-LRs…. Read More

Restoring capacity with the A330ceo or A330neo, Part 2

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   June 25, 2020, © Leeham News: Last week, we started looking at the Airbus A330-200 market and whether to hold on to one’s A330-200 or restoring capacity after the COVID-19 shut-down with… Read More

Does the new weight bump turn the A330-900 to a trans-Pacific aircraft?

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction March 5, 2020, © Leeham News: Airbus gave an update on their new 251t variant of the A330-900 this week. With a 251t Maximum Take Off Weight (MTOW), the former mid-ranger is… Read More

Airbus to deliver 251 tonnes version of A330-900 by mid-year

By Bjorn Fehrm March 3, 2020, ©. Leeham News: Airbus has started the additional flight testing needed to certify the 251t version of the A330-900. It needs to verify the handling of the aircraft at the higher weight… Read More

Will the NMA-7 finally kill the A330?

Subscription Required By Judson Rollins July 11, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing is expected to proceed with the New Midmarket Airplane (NMA) once the 737 MAX gets clearance to return to service. News from the Paris Air Show… Read More

How useful is an Airbus A321XLR? Part 2

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction June 13, 2019, © Leeham News: Last week we looked at the route structures an Airbus A321XLR could support compared with the original A321LR. We could see the A321XLR is a more… Read More

How useful is an Airbus A321XLR?

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction June 6, 2019, © Leeham News: There are growing rumors Airbus will launch the extended range A321XLR at the Paris Air Show on June 17th. The aircraft will get more fuel and… 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

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

Pontifications: More hints NMA is a “go”

Dec. 3, 2018, © Leeham News: Safran, the French company that is a 50% partner in CFM International, believes Boeing will launch the New Midmarket Airplane next year. Safran held its investors day last Thursday. In sideline conversation,… Read More