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

American A330neo loss casts shadow over sales prospects

Subscription Required Introduction April 9, 2018, © Leeham News: Even as Airbus touted the new 251t A330-800 and optimism that aging A330-200s will kick start a replacement cycle in 2020-21, the Airbus A330neo. Photo via Google images. concurrent… Read More

Is Airbus’ A330-800 the longest range widebody under 300 seats?

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction March 29, 2018, © Leeham News: Boeing’s 787-9 has opened new ultra-long routes such as Qantas’ first flight from Perth in Australia to London Heathrow last weekend (a 7,900nm, 17-hours flight). The… Read More

Airbus launches the longest range widebody in the below 300 seat market

By Bjorn Fehrm  March 20, 2018, ©. Leeham News, Toulouse: Airbus launched the 251t version of the A330neo in Toulouse today. The new weight variant increases the range of the A330-800 and A330-900, making the A330-800 the longest range… Read More

A321neo plus a stretch too far for NMA: Avitas

Published 05 Mar 2018 by Airfinance Journal Special to Leeham News. March 8, 2018, (c) Airfinance Journal: A leading appraisal firm questions whether Airbus should respond to Boeing’s proposed new midsize aircraft (NMA) simply by enhancing its existing product… Read More

Hawaiian orders 787, cancels A330-800; Embraer ponder electric plane, not a jet

March 6, 23018 © Leeham Co.: It’s official: Boeing and Hawaiian Airlines announced an order for 10+10 787-9s. It’s a letter of intent and purchase rights. The airline also confirmed it canceled an order for six Airbus A330-800s…. Read More