777X demand grows ever less certain

Subscription Required By the Leeham News Team Introduction  Sep. 6, 2021, © Leeham News: As Boeing slogs through an increasingly deep obstacle path to getting its beleaguered 777X into service, questions are growing around the airplane’s true demand… Read More

Rejuvenating the current in-service cargo fleet

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Aug. 30, 2021, © Leeham News: The COVID-19 pandemic lingers on passenger airlines, delaying a full traffic recovery. At the same time, the freighter market is very active and shows no signs… Read More

Exclusive: Airbus discusses A321F new-build program with customers

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Introduction Aug. 9, 2021, © Leeham News: Call it Airbus’s attack on Boeing’s final frontier. After an embarrassing failure with the new-build A330-200F and an ill-conceived A380F, Airbus last month launched the A350F…. Read More

The Airbus A350F versus Boeing’s 777-XF.

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   August 5, 2021, © Leeham News: Two weeks ago we compared the launched Airbus A350 freighter with Boeing’s in-service 777F. We found the 777F is a freighter with a very high payload… Read More

Podcast: 10 Minutes About the A350F and the Impact on Boeing

Aug. 3, 2021, © Leeham News: Airbus last week launched the A350 freighter program. This is the first real challenge to Boeing’s decades-long dominance in the freighter market that poses a real threat. LNA wrote on April 6… Read More

Boeing’s apparent shifting product strategy

 Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Introduction Aug. 2, 2021, © Leeham News: Boeing last week reiterated it believes the 777-9 will be certified and delivered in late 2023. CEO David Calhoun also said, “I’m confident that might be… 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

Pontifications: Two re-fleeting campaign give Airbus and Boeing each an edge

July 19, 2021, © Leeham News: There are two re-fleeting campaigns coming up that are significant and in which Airbus and Boeing each have the incumbent advantage. The successor to Alitalia, Italia Trasporti Aereo (ITA), will restructure with… Read More

Airbus program update tomorrow: what will officials reveal?

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Introduction June 14, 2021, © Leeham News: Airbus will provide a commercial program update tomorrow in Toulouse. Will the Next Boeing Airplane be like the 757 with a composite new wing and new… Read More

Pontifications: Qatar, United, Boom, Airbus and Aerion

June 7, 2021, © Leeham News: It’s been a busy couple of weeks in commercial aviation, with several reports last week alone. Qatar Airways expresses interest in Boeing 777X-F and Airbus A350F. United Airlines announces a “commercial agreement”… Read More