Boeing 777-9 or Airbus A350-1000 for the Gulf carriers?

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Qatar may up-gauge A350-900 to -1000, buy more

Feb. 20, 2018 © Leeham Co., Toulouse: Qatar Airways may up-gauge some of its Airbus A350-900 orders to the larger -1000 and it may buy more A350s for its leasing company, CEO Akbar Al Baker said at the… Read More

Airbus readies A350-1000 for delivery, dismisses Boeing 777-9

Feb. 20, 2018, © Leeham Co.: Toulouse: Airbus will deliver its first A350-1000 to launch customer Qatar Airways within hours, making the end to a nearly two-month wait for the ceremonial handover. The aircraft was legally delivered to… Read More

IBERIA gets upgraded A350-900

By Bjorn Fehrm  January 31, 2018, ©. Leeham Co: IBERIA will be the first airline to get the upgraded Airbus A350-900. The airline presented the news at the Fitur 2018 International Tourism Trade Fair in Madrid. The airline’s first… Read More

Pontifications: 2018 starts off with a bang

Jan. 29, 2018, © Leeham Co.: This year isn’t even a month old. If the rest of the year continues like January, commercial aviation is in for an exciting year. The stunning news, of course, was last week’s… Read More

Airbus raises list prices about 2%; more profits or bigger discounts?

Jan. 17, 2018, © Leeham Co.: Airbus announced a list price hike Monday of just under 2%. The popular A321neo goes to $129.5m from $127m. The A350-900 goes to $317.4m from $311.2m, for example. Such price hikes are… Read More

Airbus delivers record 718 aircraft amid strong sales

By Bjorn Fehrm  January 15, 2018, ©. Leeham Co: Airbus announced record 2017 airliner deliveries of 718 aircraft today. It was the 15th consecutive year of increased production, this time with 30 aircraft over 2016. Fabrice Bregier, the Chief Operating… Read More

Airbus A350-1000 certified. How good is it?

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Boeing wins first day with big order at Dubai Air Show

Nov. 12, 2017, © Leeham Co.: In a stinging defeat for Airbus, Boeing won an order for 40 787-10s from Emirates Airline. Airbus competed for the deal with the A350-900. Emirates previously canceled an order for 50 A350-900s… Read More

New pictures of the changed Sharklets for A350

By Bjorn Fehrm November 01, 2017, © Leeham Co: We exclusively revealed last week that Airbus is working on new winglets for the A350 series. The new Sharklets were caught during flight-testing on Airbus A350 test aircraft, MSN001…. Read More