HOTR: About those 737 MAXes in inventory….

By the Leeham News staff July 29, 2021, © Leeham News: Boeing said yesterday that it delivered about 130 737 MAXes since the recertification of the aircraft last November. It won’t reveal exactly how many came from the… Read More

Pontifications: A330-300 could be great deal ahead

May 10, 2021, © Leeham News: The COVID-19 pandemic prompted airlines to ground more than 8,000 aircraft at the peak. Among widebodies, no aircraft was hit harder than the Airbus A330ceo. Traffic within China, the US and Asia… Read More

HOTR: Putting the 2020 Delivery Slump into historical perspective

By the Leeham News Team March 16, 2021, © Leeham News: OEMs delivered 743 jet-powered passenger aircraft to airlines last year, compared with 1,684 at this cycle’s peak in 2018. The below chart shows the total for all… Read More

Podcast: 10 Minutes About the Airbus A330neo

Feb. 3, 2021, © Leeham News: The Airbus A330neo is technically a good airplane. But sales never took off. There are only 331 orders for the airplane and easily more than 100 are iffy. Airbus publicly said there… Read More

Twin Aisle Deliveries: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Oct. 19, 2020, © Leeham News: LNA published last week an update on the latest 737 MAX production and delivery plans. This week, we turn our attention to the twin-aisle programs at… Read More

HOTR: Adjusting Airbus and Boeing orderbooks

By the Leeham News Staff Sept. 15, 2020, © Leeham News: Boeing has removed hundreds of 737 MAX orders from its order book. While some were direct cancellations from customers, most came through ASC 606 adjustments. Airbus does… Read More

Restoring capacity with the A330ceo or A330neo, Part 5

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   June 18, 2020, © Leeham News: In the previous articles, we outlined Economic factors that determine whether the older A330ceo or newer A330neo is a better choice for airlines. We summarize those… Read More

Restoring capacity with the A330ceo or A330neo, Part 3

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   July 2nd, 2020, © Leeham News: In the previous section, we saw that low lease rates on Airbus A330-200s could hurt demand for the newer and more fuel-efficient A330-800. Sell-lease back transactions… Read More

A tectonic shift towards large narrowbody

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction A321XLR. Source: Airbus. Dec. 9, 2019, © Leeham News: There are now more firm orders for the Airbus A321neo than all the latest generation widebody programs combined: Airbus A330neo and A350, Boeing… Read More

Stored A330s, 777 Classics offer alternative to new orders

Subscription Required Aug. 12, 2019, © Leeham News: Slow sales of the Airbus A330neo, A350 and 777X this year are the result of a dip in the order cycle, A330ceos and 777-300ERs coming off lease and route fragmentation… Read More