Key lessors see strong wide-body market despite worries

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Pontifications: Context is everything

Aug. 7, 2017, © Leeham Co.: The quote appeared on Twitter, citing the chairman of Air Lease Corp, Steven Udvar-Hazy: “I would simply but strongly encourage the OEMs to carefully review their production rate aspirations closely and realistically.”… Read More

Mid-year production update at Airbus

July 27, 2017, © Leeham Co.: It’s mid-way through 2017 and LNC is taking its second look at production and delivery stream flows for the Big Four airframe manufacturers. We examined Boeing Monday in advance of its earnings… Read More

Qantas’ ultra-long haul dream, Part 3

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Airbus augments A350-1000 capability

June 27, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Airbus has quietly announced it will augment the payload and range capability of the Airbus A350-1000 when certified. The latest Aircraft Characteristics for Airport and Maintenance Planning guide (ACAP) for A350 increases the… Read More

Digital technology key to future airplane programs

June 14, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Increasing use of digital technology will be one of the stories to watch at the Paris Air Show, says the consulting firm Accenture. Airbus and Boeing are expanding their use of digital… Read More

Enders: Airbus has to change

By Bjorn Fehrm June 14, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: Airbus Group has to change, following the example of SpaceX and similar cultures favoring disruptive technology, says CEO Tom Enders. Staying the same is not an option. Enders, speaking at… Read More

MC-21 and C919 compared. Part 2.

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Qatar Airways: Caught in a political crisis

By Bjorn Fehrm  June 07, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: We wrote about Qatar Airways last week, the flag carrier of Qatar. One week later, the airline finds itself caught in a political crossfire. The background to the crisis is… Read More

Qatar Airways: Becoming a global powerhouse

By Bjorn Fehrm May 30, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: Qatar Airways is the flag carrier of Qatar, a country of 0.3m Qatari citizens and 2.3m expatriates. Its total population of 2.6m makes it one of the world’s smallest countries…. Read More