Airbus passes Boeing in wide-body passenger aircraft sales

Dec. 8, 2015, © Leeham Co. Airbus surpassed Boeing in wide-body passenger orders through November, data released yesterday by Airbus shows. Airbus released its November YTD order book yesterday. Boeing last week updated its weekly order tallies through… Read More

Pointifications: Wide-body orders; Bombardier’s $1bn

Nov. 2, 2015, © Leeham Co. Boeing gets an order for up to 26 787-10s. Airbus firms up options to an order for 30 A330s, added to 45 previously announced by the same customer. Boeing announces an order for nine… Read More

B/E Aerospace sees “flat” widebody deliveries through 2016

Aug. 12, 2015, © Leeham Co.: Widebody deliveries are “flat as a pancake” and will remain so through 2016 before going up, driven by the Airbus A350, says a major supplier. Officials of B/E Aerospace appeared yesterday at… Read More

Interior supplier sees 777, A330 production rates coming down

July 24, 2015: Interior supplier B/E Aerospace sees Boeing 777 Classic and Airbus A330ceo production rates coming down because Airbus and Boeing aren’t filling the “bridge” between the old and new airplane derivatives. In its second quarter earnings… Read More

Airbus, Boeing YTD orders assessed (Update)

Update, July 8: In our original post, we omitted 44 Boeing 737NGs from the YTD firm orders. The charts and text have been updated to reflect this information. July 7, 2015, © Leeham Co. Airbus pulled ahead of… Read More

Widebody sales prospects this year

Subscription required. Introduction June 3, 2015, c. Leeham Co. Sales of widebody jets have slowed going into the Paris Air Show in under two weeks. Airbus sold six A330-200s, four A330-200Fs and Boeing hopes to make a sale… Read More

Paris Air Show Preview: Airbus

Subscription Required. Introduction May 3, 2015, c. Leeham Co. The Paris Air Show is June 15-19 for the trade/industrial portion. Beginning this week, Leeham News and Comment will provide our Market Assessment and insight about what to expect…. Read More

Tipping point for supply/demand? We don’t think so

Subscription Required Introduction April 28, 2015, c. Leeham Co. Goldman Sachs over the weekend issued a research note, Is the new aircraft supply/demand equation nearing a tipping point? GS cited the recent United and American airlines actions involving… Read More

Challenges working against A330ceo production goal

Subscription Required Introduction March 23, 2015, c. Leeham Co. Airbus faces a production gap for the A330ceo and has twice announced reductions in the rate: first, from 10/mo to 9/mo in 4Q2015 and then again to 6/mo in… Read More

This is a pivotal year for the A380 as Airbus considers neo, PIPs

Introduction March 15, 2015: This is a pivotal year for the future of the Airbus A380. Tim Clark, the president of Emirates Airline, increased the pressure for development of an A380neo when he said he’d buy up to… Read More