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

Farnborough: NMA business case appears to weaken, evidence at air show indicates

Analysis July 18, 2018, © Leeham News, Farnborough: The biggest, longest-running story at this year’s Farnborough Air Show is about an airplane that doesn’t exist: the prospective Boeing New Midmarket Aircraft (NMA or 797). And the underlying story… Read More

Déjà vu all over again

Subscription Required Introduction April 16, 2018, © Leeham News: There’s high turnover in the executive ranks. Major delivery delays cause disruption and unhappy customers. Airlines are cancelling and switching orders. Product strategy is challenged. Your competitor is taking… Read More