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

Can the Airbus A321XLR fly trans-Oceanic routes?

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction March 19, 2020, © Leeham News: Over the last weeks, we compared the Airbus A330-900 to the A350-900 when flying the long routes over the Pacific Ocean. Now we pose the question:… Read More

Will the NMA-7 finally kill the A330?

Subscription Required By Judson Rollins July 11, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing is expected to proceed with the New Midmarket Airplane (NMA) once the 737 MAX gets clearance to return to service. News from the Paris Air Show… Read More