Sunset of the Quads, Part 9, Wrap-up

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery and Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   Oct. 1st, 2020, © Leeham News: Last week, we compared the economics of the A380 against the 747-8 and 777-9 on the Frankfurt to New York route. We now… Read More

Sunset of the Quads, Part 5

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Sep. 3rd, 2020, © Leeham News: Last week, we compared the economics of the A340-300 and the 777-200ER on the Paris to San Francisco route. We now turn our attention to Airbus’… Read More

Sunset of the Quads, Part 4.

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   August 27, 2020, © Leeham News: After presenting Boeing’s and Airbus’ first 300 seater long-range widebodies, the 777-200ER and A340-300 in Part 3, we now fly them both on the route Paris… Read More

Restoring capacity with the A330ceo or A330neo, Part 6, Wrapup.

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   July 23, 2020, © Leeham News: Over the last four weeks, we analyzed the venerable Airbus A330, to see if the present low fuel and lease prices make the recent A330neo version… Read More

Restoring capacity with the A330ceo or A330neo, Part 2

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   June 25, 2020, © Leeham News: Last week, we started looking at the Airbus A330-200 market and whether to hold on to one’s A330-200 or restoring capacity after the COVID-19 shut-down with… Read More

Joon enables Air France-KLM to expand its low cost offering

By Bjorn Fehrm December 13, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: Air France-KLM, or really Air France, has after a long dialogue with its trade unions set up Joon, a new LCC operation in the group. The new airline flew its… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Aircraft drag reduction

October 06, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: In the last several Corners, we wrote about research around laminar flow for aircraft. It’s research to lower the aircraft’s drag. Why is this important? How large are the different drag types and… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Laminar flow aircraft

September 29, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: Airbus flew its “Blade” laminar flow research aircraft for the first time this week. It’s a project in the European Clean Sky research program. The “Blade” aircraft is a modified Airbus A340-300, where… Read More

Russian-Chinese wide-body; The aircraft Part 3

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required. Introduction September 08, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: Having covered the possibilities of reusing parts of the Il-96 fuselage for a new Russian-Chinese wide-body, it’s now time to look at the existing IL-96 wing… Read More

Russian-Chinese wide-body: background and outlook

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required. Introduction August 21, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: The discussions around a joint Russian and Chinese development of a 250-300 seat wide-body has been going on for years. The project got a more concrete form… Read More