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

Operational costs of a Long-Haul LCC

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction April 05, 2018, © Leeham News.: In an article yesterday we described the different costs types for a Long-Haul LCC. We also explained the different parts of the Operational costs for the… Read More

Is Long-Haul LCC viable? Part 2

By Bjorn Fehrm April 04, 2018, © Leeham News.: In the first article about Long-Haul LCC and if it’s a viable business, we looked at ticket pricing strategy used by airlines to maximize revenue on a route. Now… 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

Bjorn’s Corner: Aircraft drag reduction, Part 18

February 23, 2018, ©. Leeham Co: In the last Corner we discussed transonic flow and drag. Now it’s time to finish the drag type discussion by adding some less dominant but still important drag types. Knowing their origin will… 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

Chinese and Russian Widebody takes shape. Part 5.

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction February 12, 2018, © Leeham Co.: In the fourth article about the Chinese/Russian wide-body, CR929, we analyzed the engine selection for the aircraft. Now we continue with a first performance analysis of… 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

Why is Airbus A330-800 not selling?

By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction November 02, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Airbus A330neo flew its first test mission two weeks ago. The test aircraft was the bigger A330-900, the neo version of the A330-300. For the present A330, the… Read More

Delta reviewing Airbus wide-body order, but more is going on

Subscription Required Introduction April 12, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Delta Air Lines today said on its earnings call that it is reviewing its wide-body order with Airbus. At face value, the Delta statement might seem alarming. But as… Read More