An A330neo freighter, should it happen?

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   April 7, 2022, © Leeham News: Last week, we started a discussion on what should be Airbus’ response to a 787 freighter. We have seen in a series of articles that the… Read More

Impact of 787-10 HGW on the large twin-aisle aircraft market

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Feb. 14th, 2022, © Leeham News: Boeing Commercial Aircraft (BCA) CEO Stan Deal announced that the company was working on a high gross weight (HGW) variant of the 787-10 Dreamliner. United Airlines… Read More

Single aisle or Widebody over the Atlantic at low load factors, Part 3?

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction November 11, 2021, © Leeham News: Last week, we compared the economics of an Airbus A321XLR and A330-200 on our thin route over the Atlantic. The XLR improves the capabilities of the… Read More

Is the cargo capacity deciding the airliner variant? Part 2.

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction September 30, 2021, © Leeham News: In last week’s article, we put the question: Has the increased cargo pricing started to affect the choice of airliner variant? We analyzed Boeing’s 787-8 and… Read More

The A350, Part 3: The A350-800 versus A330-900

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   January 28, 2020, © Leeham News: Last week, we analyzed the smallest member of the Airbus A350 family, the A350-800. After Airbus changed the variant to a non-optimal “cut and shut” variant,… Read More

Enhancing the Dreamliner, Part 4: the 787-9 analyzed.

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   October 29, 2020, © Leeham News: We look deeper at the 787-9, the most successful member of the Dreamliner family. It’s 50 seats larger than the 787-8 but shares the same wing… Read More

Pontifications: A330neo future bleak from COVID impact

Aug. 17, 2020, © Leeham News: At least half the Airbus A330-900 skyline is with airlines that are in administration, technically insolvent or with a politically sanctioned carrier. These could be characterized as in Red Alert. The COVID-19… Read More

Restoring capacity with the A330ceo or A330neo, Part 6, Wrapup.

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   July 23, 2020, © Leeham News: Over the last four weeks, we analyzed the venerable Airbus A330, to see if the present low fuel and lease prices make the recent A330neo version… Read More

Restoring capacity with the A330ceo or A330neo, Part 4

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   July 9, 2020, © Leeham News: Last week, we started the analysis of restoring capacity with the Airbus A330-300 or the A330-900 when reopening international traffic after the COVID-19 lockdown. As we… Read More

Can the A321XLR fly trans-Oceanic routes, Part 2?

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction March 26, 2020, © Leeham News: We are checking if the Airbus A321XLR is usable for trans-Oceanic routes. It’s a credible trans-Atlantic aircraft, but can it be used effectively over the Pacific… Read More