Outlook 2023: ramping up production at Airbus

Leeham News in addition to Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin, may now be found on Post.news here and on Mastodon here. Subscription Required By Vincent Valery and Scott Hamilton Introduction   Jan. 2, 2023, © Leeham News: LNA wrote a… Read More

Orders at Risk: Summer 2022 Snapshot

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Aug. 22, 2022, © Leeham News: The ink has now dried on the orders signed at the 2022 Farnborough Air Show. Boeing announced more orders than Airbus, mainly because of a sold-out… Read More

Can China pass on Boeing airplanes? A deeper look

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Aug.  8, 2022, © Leeham News: The FAA lifted the Boeing 737 MAX grounding more than 18 months ago. However, Chinese airlines still have not returned their 737 MAX fleets to passenger… Read More

Assessing future twin-aisle production rates

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   July 18, 2022, © Leeham News: There were 98 twin-aisle passenger aircraft deliveries in 2021, the lowest number since 1987 (90). The 2021 tally was down 73% compared to the peak of… Read More

An A330neo freighter, should it happen?

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   April 7, 2022, © Leeham News: Last week, we started a discussion on what should be Airbus’ response to a 787 freighter. We have seen in a series of articles that the… Read More

A Boeing 787 Freighter, Airbus response

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   March. 31, 2021, © Leeham News: Last week’s article showed that a Boeing 787 freighter based on the -9 variant would be a suitable replacement for the aging 767-300F. Should Boeing proceed… Read More

Estimating the A330neo replacement market

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Jan. 6, 2022, © Leeham News: Boeing 787 Dreamliner deliveries have been halted for 15 months, except for about a dozen early last year. There is still no clarity on when deliveries… Read More

Air Lease Corporation tops LOI with launch order for Airbus new freighter

By Bjorn Fehrm November 15, 2021, ©. Leeham News Dubai: Air Lease Corporation (ALC) crowned its agreement for 111 Airbus single-aisle and wide-body aircraft with a launch order for the new A350F freighter. The order for seven A350F… Read More

Update on twin-aisle production rates

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Nov. 15, 2021, © Leeham News: Airbus and Boeing updated their commercial production plans a few weeks ago, including rates on their twin-aisle families. As a result of solid freighter demand, Boeing… Read More

HOTR: Lessors warn Airbus

By the Leeham News team Oct. 26, 2021, © Leeham News: Two mega-lessors warned Airbus against dramatically upping production rates of the A320 family, London’s Financial Times reported Oct. 23. “[B]old plans to speed up production are unjustified… Read More