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

Is Airbus working on a 200t A330neo Regional?

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction November 29, 2018, © Leeham News.: Bloomberg wrote in the week Airbus is bringing out a 200 tonnes version of the A330neo as a counterstroke to the NMA. Having checked the characteristic… Read More

How useful is an NMA, Part 6

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction November 14, 2018, © Leeham News.: Last week we operated the future Boeing NMA from North American hubs. The aircraft would cover the North American market well but would have limitations when… Read More

Airbus A330-800 first flight

By Bjorn Fehrm November 6, 2018, © Leeham News in Toulouse. The Airbus A330-800, the smaller of the A330neo variants, took off for its first flight in Toulouse today. It’s the fourth member of the A330neo flight test… Read More

Pontifications: Market Intelligence from NY

Oct. 22, 2018, © Leeham News: I was in New York City last week for a series of meetings. Here’s what “the street” is talking about. I make no judgment calls about whether the thoughts are on target… Read More

Pontifications: Musical chairs at Airbus

Sept. 17, 2018, © Leeham News: The surprise resignation last week by Eric Schulz as Chief Commercial Officer for Airbus re-opened the door for the man who should have been named in the first place, Christian Scherer. Scherer… Read More

Disagreements on NMA market footprint

Appraisers differ on market size but Boeing’s new aircraft type could launch as early as 2026. Sept. 11, 2018, (c) Airfinance Journal: No announcement was made at the Farnborough Air Show about the proposed New Midsize Airplane (NMA)…. Read More

First mover or not, that is the question: A321XLR vs NMA

Subscription Required Introduction July 23, 2018, © Leeham News: First mover or not first mover, that is the question. In a pre-Farnborough Air Show interview with another publication, Airbus Group CEO Tom Enders said Airbus had the advantage… Read More