Forecast 2022: Airbus

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction January 3, 2022, © Leeham News: When the COVID-19 Pandemic started, it was tough to predict its impact on world air travel and how long the downturn would last. The aircraft OEMs… Read More

2022 Outlook depends largely on pandemic, Boeing recovery

Subscription Required By the Leeham News Team Dec. 13, 2021, © Leeham News: Attempting a forecast for the new year historically has been reasonably easy. One just started with the stability of the current years, and maybe the… Read More

The end of A380 production

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Emirates’ 100th A380 delivered Nov. 18, 2021, © Leeham News: The 251st and final A380 delivery to Emirates will happen in the next few weeks before the end of the year. With… Read More

Update on twin-aisle production rates

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Nov. 15, 2021, © Leeham News: Airbus and Boeing updated their commercial production plans a few weeks ago, including rates on their twin-aisle families. As a result of solid freighter demand, Boeing… Read More

Airbus sees encouraging signs of wide-body demand recovery

Subscription required By Scott Hamilton Oct. 25, 2021, © Leeham News: Airbus sees some “encouraging” signs wide-body demand is recovering from the global COVID-19 pandemic. Christian Scherer. Source: Airbus. Passenger demand is nearing-pre-pandemic levels in key areas of… Read More

Behind the latest Boeing CMO

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Sept. 20, 2021, © Leeham News: Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA) released its latest Commercial Market Outlook (CMO) last week. While the latest total 20-year outlook for commercial aircraft remains below 2019 (43,610… Read More

Is cargo capacity deciding passenger airliner choice?

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Sep. 16, 2021, © Leeham News: LNA has so far compared the performance of both factory and converted freighter aircraft. We will continue the cargo-themed series by analyzing how cargo capacity might… Read More

Airbus delivers strong 1H2021 and launches A350 Freighter

By Bjorn Fehrm July 29, 2020, © Leeham News: Airbus presented its results for the first half of 2021 today. The company reported a profit of €2.7bn on a turnover of €24.6bn, a very strong result from the… Read More

How good will an Airbus A350F be? Part 2.

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   July 22, 2021, © Leeham News: Last week, we compared the probable data for an Airbus A350 freighter with the market-leading Boeing 777F. We found the 777F is a heavy-duty freighter with… Read More

How good is an Airbus A350 freighter?

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   July 15, 2021, © Leeham News: Airbus is working on a freighter of the A350 to compete with Boeing’s larger freighters, such as the 777F. The 777F is quite a different aircraft… Read More