A380 suffers new blow, future remains bleak

Subscription Required Air France is returning five of 10 A380s to lessors. Photo via Google images. Dec. 3, 2018, © Leeham News: Air France will return five leased Airbus A380s to lessors next year and in 2020, citing… Read More

Delta orders more A330-900, pushes out A350-900

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction November 22, 2018, © Leeham News.: Delta and Airbus announced Friday; Delta will increase its A330-900 order from 25 to 35 aircraft and push out 10 ordered A350-900 five years, to 2025-2026…. Read More

How useful is an NMA, Part 4

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction November 1, 2018, © Leeham News.: Last week we looked at how a Boeing NMA would function as a medium range airliner in the Asia-Pacific. We now continue with flying the two… Read More

Airbus fights delivery challenges on several fronts

By Bjorn Fehrm October 31, 2018, ©. Leeham Co: Airbus announced 3Q 2018 results today. The company is wrestling with delivery problems for several of its aircraft programs. Its inventory of finished aircraft which can’t be delivered has increased… Read More

Boeing’s growing 777X challenge

Boeing 3Q earnings call Oct. 24, 10:30am EDT. Oct. 23, 2018, © Leeham News: Boeing has been confident it has bottomed out the production rate of the 777 line, successfully bridging between the Classic and the X models…. Read More

Pontifications: Market Intelligence from NY

Oct. 22, 2018, © Leeham News: I was in New York City last week for a series of meetings. Here’s what “the street” is talking about. I make no judgment calls about whether the thoughts are on target… Read More

Additive manufacturing: Huge potential, big barriers

Subscription Required Introduction Part 1 appears here. By Dan Catchpole August 27, 2018, © Leeham News: For all its potential, additive manufacturing faces significant hurdles before it can deliver on advocates’ assertions that the technology will revolutionize the… Read More

Stopping airliner theft

By Bjorn Fehrm August 15, 2018, © Leeham News.: The theft of the Horizon Air Bombardier Q400 Friday brings the question how easy airliners are to steal and what can be made about it. Having never flown an… Read More

Pontifications: Supply chain meltdown

Aug. 6, 2018 © Leeham News: It happened to Airbus. It sort of happened to Boeing. It was bound to happen in a much bigger way to Boeing, and it has. Some 40 737s are now sitting around… Read More

Airbus posts strong earnings; ‘hell of a ride’ ahead, says CEO

By Dan Catchpole July 26, 2018, © Leeham News: Airbus posted strong earnings for the year’s second quarter, thanks to better profitability on its A350 and A320 programs. Investors rewarded the news by pushing Airbus share prices to… Read More