Worries increase over Middle Eastern airlines

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Pontifications: Jets took 30 years to match piston efficiency

Aug. 28, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Airline officials want their airplanes to sip fuel and the engine and airframe manufacturers work mightily to shave even 1% off of consumption. The Airbus A320neo, Boeing 737 MAX, A330neo, A350 and… Read More

Key lessors see strong wide-body market despite worries

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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

Caution overhangs 777X program-(Update)

Update: This story is corrected. July 21, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Lufthansa Airlines’  indications that it may reduce the order for 20 Boeing 777-9s underscores caution with which the program should be viewed. Emirates Airline already rescheduled its first… Read More

A380Plus: First analysis, Part 2

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A380Plus: First analysis

By Bjorn Fehrm  July 05, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: Airbus launched the A380Plus development study at the Paris Air Show. The study packages several improvements to the A380, aimed at increasing the capacity and lowering the cost per passenger…. Read More

Pontifications: Going where the excitement is

July 3, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Friday’s news leak to Reuters that Airbus CEO Tom Enders will assume direct control over commercial airplane sales is but the latest in a nine-month-long set of changes not just at Airbus… Read More

Boeing’s a revisionist, Airbus isn’t, says product head

June 21, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Boeing, after years of struggling sales, finally dropped the iconic 747 passenger airplane from its 20-year forecast, revealed publicly yesterday at the Paris Air Show. Boeing in fact eliminated the entire Very… Read More

Airbus confirms A380plus study

June 18, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Airbus today confirmed what’s been reported for the better part of two weeks: it’s studying aerodynamic and other improvements to the A380 to make it more attractive to airlines. LNC first detailed the… Read More