IAG’s LEVEL shopping for future fleet

By Bjorn Fehrm February 28, 2018, ©. Leeham Co: IAG (parent of British Airways, IBERIA, Air Lingus, Vueling and LEVEL) presented the 2017 results Friday. The group’s airlines all had a good 2017 behind them. LEVEL, the long-haul LCC… Read More

Pontifications: OEMs hike list prices

Feb. 26, 2018, © Leeham Co.:  I’m tardy in getting around to this topic, which I do annually, because of an unusually heavy travel schedule this year. The airframe manufacturers in January adjusted their list prices for airplanes…. Read More

Hawaiian Airlines’ switch from A330-800 to 787-9

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction February 22, 2018, ©. Leeham Co: Hawaiian Airlines (Hawaiian) were one of the customers for the Airbus A350-800, the smaller, longer-range variant of the A350. When Airbus decided to not produce the A350-800,… Read More

Boeing displaces Airbus at Hawaiian, wins 787-9 deal; airline cancels A330-800 order

Feb. 20, 2018, © Leeham Co.: Boeing has displaced Airbus at Hawaiian Airlines, winning an order for 787-9s. Hawaiian canceled an order for six A330-800s, the only order on the books for this sub-type. An announcement could come… Read More

Airbus, plagued by “decapitation,” faces tough choices on NMA: consultant

Subscription Required Introduction Feb. 15, 2018, © Leeham Co.: Airbus’ plans to respond to Boeing’s prospective New Midrange Aircraft, aka 797, is a mystery to one of the industry’s leading aviation consultants. Richard Aboulafia of the Teal Group… Read More

Airbus, Boeing square off with A330neo, 787 in advance of NMA launch

Subscription Required Introduction Feb. 8, 2018, Leeham Co.: Boeing hasn’t launched the New Midrange Aircraft (NMA, aka 797) and may not until next year. But the maneuvering to capture, solidify or preempt moves is already well underway by… Read More

Airbus raises list prices about 2%; more profits or bigger discounts?

Jan. 17, 2018, © Leeham Co.: Airbus announced a list price hike Monday of just under 2%. The popular A321neo goes to $129.5m from $127m. The A350-900 goes to $317.4m from $311.2m, for example. Such price hikes are… Read More

NMA market sector is small, Airbus’ Leahy says

This is a continuing series of articles derived from LNC’s “retirement” interview with John Leahy, COO-Customers of Airbus. Leahy retires this month. Jan. 3, 2018, © Leeham Co.: This is the year many expect Boeing to decide whether… Read More

Used A330-200s could be interim solution to NMA

Subscription Required Introduction Dec. 11, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Boeing is considering restarting the 767-300ER passenger line as an interim aircraft to the New Midmarket Airplane. Airbus is pushing the A330-800 or, alternative, new A330-200s are its solution… Read More

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