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

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