The A350, Part 12 Wrap Up

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm and Vincent Valery Introduction   Apr. 1, 2021, © Leeham News: After extensively discussing the A350 family and comparing it with its main competitors, it is now time to wrap up the series. Summary… Read More

The A350, Part 10 Project Sunrise Intro

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Mar. 18, 2021, © Leeham News: After assessing the performance of the A350-1000 against the 777-300ER on a trans-Pacific route, we turn our attention to a dedicated A350 variant developed for Qantas’… Read More

The A350, Part 8 A350-1000 Intro

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Mar. 4, 2021, © Leeham News: After assessing the performance of the A350-900 and its ULR variant, we now turn our attention to the largest A350 variant, the -1000. It entered service… Read More

Airbus 2020, prudent navigation of a challenging environment

February 18, 2021, © Leeham News: Airbus presented its results for 2020 today. The company reported a net loss of €0.5bn at revenues of €50bn (€70.5bn 2019). Airbus’ operations delivered a result of +€1.7bn; it was then reduced… Read More

Airbus’ production plans

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Feb. 15, 2021, © Leeham News: LNA wrote last month an article about Boeing’s latest production plans for future years. Airbus announced updated production plans on Jan. 21. Airbus’ latest production plans… Read More

The A350, Part 5: The A350-900 versus 777-200ER

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   February 11, 2021, © Leeham News: Last week, we started analyzing the main member of the Airbus A350 family, the A350-900. It’s the design center for the A350 family and has so… Read More

The A350, Part 4, A350-900

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Feb. 4, 2021, © Leeham News: After comparing the rejected Airbus A350-800 and its replacement A330-900, we now turn our attention to the main A350 variant, the -900. It was the main… Read More

Pontifications: Airbus slows A320 production ramp up; widebody rates squishy

Jan. 25, 2021, © Leeham News: JP Morgan thinks Boeing 787 production rates will come down more than the 5/mo planned from May. Airbus last week announced ramping up A320 rates will be slower than previously hoped. And… Read More

Pontifications: Boeing’s exodus from Puget Sound

Jan. 11, 2021, © Leeham News: Last week appeared to be an ominous week for Washington State for aerospace. On Monday, The Seattle Times reported that Amazon surpassed Boeing as Washington’s largest employer. The retailer now employs more… Read More

The A350, Part 1: Intro and A350-800

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction Dec. 17, 2020, © Leeham News: After running a series on the Dreamliner, LNA will now start a series on Airbus’ latest-generation twin-aisle aircraft, the A350. Airbus should deliver its 400th A350… Read More