JAL A350 ground collision is first hull loss by damage and fire of an all-composite airplane

Jan. 2, 2024, (c) Leeham News: Editor’s Note: With the ground collision (Jan. 2, 2024, Tokyo time) of a Japan Air Lines Airbus A350 and its destruction by fire, we’re reposting this article from March 2009. It was… Read More

A deep dive into the twin-aisle market

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Feb. 20, 2023, © Leeham News: Last month, LNA analyzed the single-aisle market order opportunities for Airbus, Boeing, COMAC, Embraer, and UAC. We now focus on the twin-aisle duopoly of Airbus and… Read More

The A350 enhancements, Part 1

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Oct. 24, 2022, © Leeham News: Last month, Airbus announced that it started delivering A350s with a New Production Standard (NPS) with Iberia. The upgrades include weight savings, a maximum takeoff weight… Read More

HOTR: Could airport caps lead to 777X success?

Sept. 6, 2022, © Leeham News: Will Europe’s airport passenger caps ultimately save the Boeing 777X? Sometimes it’s more important to be lucky than it is to be good. It may be purely speculative, but Boeing may well… Read More

Assessing future twin-aisle production rates

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   July 18, 2022, © Leeham News: There were 98 twin-aisle passenger aircraft deliveries in 2021, the lowest number since 1987 (90). The 2021 tally was down 73% compared to the peak of… Read More

Mind the gap between announced and actual production rates

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   May 9, 2022, © Leeham News: As passenger traffic is recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in the Americas and Western Europe, many airlines are eager to take delivery of more fuel-efficient… Read More

The large twin-aisle and freighter replacement market

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Feb. 28th, 2022, © Leeham News: In recent weeks, we compared the 787-10 Heavy Gross Weight (HGW) performance against the A350-900. The 787-10 HGW will impact sales campaigns against the A350-900 and… Read More

One A380 departure of two 777-200ER alternatively 787-9? Part 3.

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction December 16, 2021, © Leeham News: Last week, we discussed the economics for an airline that dispatches one A380 instead of two smaller widebodies on a trunk route with heavy traffic. Our… Read More

One A380 departure or two 777-200ER alternatively 787-9? Part 2.

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction December 9, 2021, © Leeham News: Last week, we checked the economics for an airline that dispatches one A380 instead of two smaller widebodies on a trunk route with heavy traffic. Our… Read More

One A380 departure or two 777-200ER alternatively 787-9?

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction December 2, 2021, © Leeham News: With the last Airbus A380 rolling of the production line in days, we started looking at why the A380 didn’t sell last week. Now we check… Read More