A tangled web at the HNA Group

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Nov. 18, 2019, © Leeham News: The HNA Group, a Chinese conglomerate with a heavy focus on aviation, has been in the spotlight for a few years as its financial condition deteriorated…. Read More

Big Three Gulf Carriers’ financials

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction Nov. 4, 2019, © Leeham News: The rise of the Big Three Middle Eastern carriers since the mid-2000s has been nothing short of astounding. They took full advantage of an advantageous geographical… Read More

Airbus 2019 results hit by A320neo delivery delays

By Bjorn Fehrm  October 30, 2018, © Leeham News: Airbus announced 3Q 2019 results today. Revenue and profits for the first nine months were up from last year but the company is still wrestling with delivery problems for… Read More

Faury looks to transform Airbus

Guillaume Faury has been the chief executive officer of Airbus Group since April 1. In this exclusive interview, he looks back on his first six months and ahead for the future of the company. This is part 1… Read More

Airbus holds the line on A350 production rate

Subscription Required Introduction Sept. 4, 2019, © Leeham News: Airbus’ decision a few months ago to keep the A350 production rate at 10/mo appears to be a wise one, considering that there is a small production gap in… Read More

Airbus faces challenges for A330neo

Subscription Required Aug. 26, 2019, © Leeham News: Airbus faces near-term challenges with its production skyline for the A330, even at a reduce rate of 4/mo, an analysis shows. Looking forward from next year, when there are slightly… Read More

Opportunity and challenges of a 787-10ER

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction Aug. 22, 2019, © Leeham News:  By 2024 the 777-300ER will have been in service for 20 years and the 777-200ER 27 years. United Airlines 787-10. Credit: United Airlines. LNA was the first… Read More

Pontifications: Trump-China trade war hits Boeing

Aug. 19, 2019 © Leeham News: There have been no widebody orders placed by China with Boeing since President Trump launched a trade war in March 2018, hurting American’s biggest exporter and affecting the US balance of trade…. Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Fly by steel or electrical wire, Part 3

August 9, 2019, ©. Leeham News: In our series about classical flight controls (“fly by steel wire”) and Fly-By-Wire (FBW or “fly by electrical wire”), we this week turn to the actual Flight control system after covering the… Read More

Trans-Atlantic market fragmentation hurts big widebodies

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery July 22, 2019, © Leeham News: Development of single-aisle aircraft that now have ranges of plus-or-minus 4,000 nautical miles are fragmenting hub markets needed to fill large twin-aisle aircraft. Just as twin-engine widebodies… Read More