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

Why the A380 didn’t sell

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction November 25, 2021, © Leeham News: The last A380 will be delivered to Emirates in the coming week, after a production run of only 251 units. Why didn’t Airbus sell more? What… Read More

The end of A380 production

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Emirates’ 100th A380 delivered Nov. 18, 2021, © Leeham News: The 251st and final A380 delivery to Emirates will happen in the next few weeks before the end of the year. With… Read More

Air Wars: The Global Combat Between Airbus and Boeing

By Scott Hamilton Sept. 7, 2021, (c) Leeham News: My book, Air Wars: The Global Combat Between Airbus and Boeing, is now available on Amazon. Three years in the making—delayed by the need to include the Boeing 737… Read More