Bjorn’s Corner: Airbus A330neo flight test starts

October 20, 2017, © Leeham Co, Toulouse: The Airbus A330neo flew its first flight yesterday. The aircraft lifted off from Toulouse Blagnac Airport in front of invited airline customers, suppliers and media. It landed after a successful four-hour… Read More

Trump decertifies Iran nuke deal, throws Airbus, Boeing orders in doubt

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American wants to decide A350 fate within six months

Sept. 28, 2017, © Leeham Co., Grapevine (TX): American Airlines would like to decide within six months what it will do with its order for 22 Airbus A350-900s, a left-over deal from US Airways before the latter acquired… Read More

Airbus is working on a 7,000nm A330-900

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Eurowings’ costs compared with the competition

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WOW Air, the well placed long-haul LCC

By Bjorn Fehrm August 23, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: WOW Air is the smallest LCC to offer long-haul services over the Atlantic. And it’s the best-placed. AirAsia X’s CEO explained its early problems with flying long-haul LCC. It was… Read More

Pontifications: Context is everything

Aug. 7, 2017, © Leeham Co.: The quote appeared on Twitter, citing the chairman of Air Lease Corp, Steven Udvar-Hazy: “I would simply but strongly encourage the OEMs to carefully review their production rate aspirations closely and realistically.”… Read More

ISTAT Asia 2017: The fight for the lead

By Bjorn Fehrm May 11, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: Airbus and Boeing had their customary presentation match at the second day of the ISTAT (International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading) conference in Hong Kong. Each OEM stuck to a… Read More

Airbus group 1Q 2017 results: no surprises.

By Bjorn Fehrm April 27, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: Airbus Group presented its first quarter results this morning. There were no surprises. Revenue and earnings were a bit lower than expected, but this is because a part of the… Read More

A330 easier to re-lease than 777

This is the second of two Parts looking at the wide-body market April 25, 2017, © Leeham Co.: When lessors face re-leasing wide-body airplanes as lease terms expire, they face a far narrower market than for single-aisle airplanes…. Read More