Pontifications: 50×2

June 3, 2019, © Leeham News: Airbus and Embraer are 50 years old this year. Airbus broke out the party hats last Wednesday. It arranged a formation flying of all its in-production aircraft, including the Beluga XL. It… Read More

A380 was success for Airbus, says new CEO

#AirbusID May 22, 2019, © Leeham News, Toulouse: The A380 is a success for Airbus despite being forced by the lack of market demand to decide to close the program in 2021, well short of break-even sales. Guillaume… Read More

LNC’s Top 10 stories in 2018

Jan. 2, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing dominated the Top 10 news stories last year, as measured by views. Displacing Airbus at Hawaiian Airlines, which ordered the 787-9 and canceled the A330-800, led the readership. Airbus’ launch of… Read More

Top Airbus officials scoffed at Leahy’s 50% market share goal

John Leahy, the chief operating officer-customers for Airbus, will retire in January after 33 years with the company. LNC’s editor, Scott Hamilton, has known Leahy for most of this time. This is the second of a series of… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Aircraft engine maintenance, Part 4

  March 24, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: After covering the maintenance market for single-aisle engines, time has come for the engines used on wide-body aircraft. The engine maintenance for a wide-body engine is a bit different to the single-aisle… Read More

Pontifications: Leahy’s retirement from Airbus

Nov. 14, 2016, © Leeham Co.: News emerged last week that Airbus super-salesman John Leahy has a new deputy, Kiran Rao. A new title for Rao wasn’t revealed in the Bloomberg story. He currently is EVP-Strategy and Marketing,… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Aeronautical greats

By Bjorn Fehrm September02, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: One of our aeronautical greats, Joe Sutter, left us this week. He’s one of the characters in aeronautics that I admire for his capability to find what is the right thing… Read More

Russian-Chinese wide-body: The aircraft

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required. Introduction August29, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: We have now covered the capabilities of the joint venture partners for a Russian-Chinese wide-body and its possible market. Now we will look at what kind of aircraft… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Flight tests

19 February 2016, ©. Leeham Co: Last week I described how Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation (MAC) issued a press release on Christmas day communicating MAC would be doing structural reinforcements on their test airframes before continuing flight testing. MAC… Read More

IBA recaps Boeing 777 focus conference

Dec. 9, 2015: The aircraft appraisal firm IBA, headquarter in the UK, issued a recap of the Airline Economics one day conference about the Boeing 777 market that focused on values and marketability of the aircraft. These have… Read More