Boeing is fighting fire with fire in reacquiring Spirit Aero (Updated)

Subscription required By Dan Catchpole Analysis July 1, 2024, © Leeham News: This is an analysis of Boeing’s reported $4.7 billion purchase Spirit AeroSystems, as Reuters reported Sunday. First, let’s set the frame. Boeing seems incapable of doing… Read More

Airbus 1Q2024 results: Airbus CEO: “A350 in-service experience drives positive reputation and orders”

By Bjorn Fehrm April 25, 2023, © Leeham News: Airbus has presented its results for the first quarter of 2024. The strong order flow continues, with a pickup on the widebody side, especially for the A350. Airbus has,… Read More

Airbus’s orders at risk

Subscription Required By Judson Rollins Introduction  Feb. 19, 2023, © Leeham News: After last week’s release of Airbus’s 2023 financial results, we undertake our annual analysis of at-risk deals on the OEM’s books. Airbus has outstanding orders from… Read More

Airbus hails ‘landmark year’ with strong 2023 results amid delivery ramp-up

By Tom Batchelor February 15, 2024, © Leeham News: Airbus gave more details of its planned ramp-up today as it announced 2023 full-year results, with revenues climbing 11% year-on-year to €65bn and adjusted earnings before interest and taxes… Read More

Airbus posts record orders in 2023, meets delivery target despite challenges

By Tom Batchelor January 11, 2024, © Leeham News: Airbus exceeded its target for aircraft deliveries last year and achieved a record number of orders despite what it called a “complex” and “volatile” operating environment, according to the… Read More

JAL A350 ground collision is first hull loss by damage and fire of an all-composite airplane

Jan. 2, 2024, (c) Leeham News: Editor’s Note: With the ground collision (Jan. 2, 2024, Tokyo time) of a Japan Air Lines Airbus A350 and its destruction by fire, we’re reposting this article from March 2009. It was… Read More

Outlook 2024: Expectations growing at Airbus

Subscription Required By Gordon Smith January 2, 2024, © Leeham News: Many businesses start to wind down operations as the holiday season approaches – but for the big OEMs, the year-end usually means a sprint finish. Airbus is… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: New aircraft technologies. Part 39. Production

November 23, 2023, ©. Leeham News: We are discussing the different phases of an airliner development program. After covering Conceptual, Preliminary, and Detailed design, the manufacturing of prototypes, and their roles in flight tests, we now look at… Read More

Airbus profits climb despite one-off charge

Subscription Required By Gordon Smith Nov 9, 2023, (c) Leeham News: Airbus struck a defiant tone on Wednesday as the company posted strong numbers for the first nine months of 2023. Despite supply chain headwinds, the European firm’s… Read More

Order risk for Airbus: Warning flags

Subscription Required By the Leeham News Team Oct. 16, 2023, © Leeham News: Airbus and Boeing have airplane order backlogs exceeding 10,000 aircraft. Most of the respective production lines are sold out to 2026 and even beyond 2030…. Read More