777F, 747-8F orders help former’s bridge, solidify Boeing as freighter king

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IATA, Lufthansa cargo reports are discouraging

July 6, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Going into the Farnborough Air Show (#FIA16 on Twitter) next week, ominous signs continue to emerge about the health of the air cargo industry. The International Air Transport Assn. (IATA) Wednesday said… Read More

Minuscule demand for Boeing 747-8F

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Dissection of the 2015 Airbus order book

Jan. 13, 2016, © Leeham Co. Airbus yesterday reported 1,139 gross and 1,036 net orders for 2015, dramatically out-performing Boeing’s sales figures. Boeing’s 737NG outsold the A320ceo family but the A320neo captured 67% of the sales vs the… Read More

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

World air cargo market struggles continue; ominous sign for new-build main-deck freighters

Aug. 26, 2015: World air cargo markets continue to struggle, according to reports yesterday from Cargo Facts newsletter and The Wall Street Journal. Neither report bodes well for new-build, main deck freights, although Cargo Facts concludes a demand… 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

Boeing cargo forecast: 540 new 777F, 747-8F category deliveries over 20 years

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The diminishing market for main deck freighters

At the IATA Cargo symposium last month Fred Smith laid it on the line – there is currently over-capacity in the market, the Industry is undergoing what he described as a profound transformation and he warned that the… Read More

Odds and Ends: MAKS summary; Airbus look; A350 launch aid; slow freighter sales

MAKS Air Show Summary: This account summarizes the orders placed at the Moscow Air Show, known as MAKS. It appears only Bombardier among Western OEMs made any commercial deals. Looking at Airbus: Aspire Aviation takes a long look… Read More