EU, Airbus saw hope to negotiate end to WTO dispute; US says nothing changed

Subscription Required Introduction June 4, 2018, © Leeham News: A report a week ago in the long-running dispute between the US and Europe over Airbus launch aid left the impression the US position softened a bit, favoring negotiations… Read More

WTO issues ruling on EU appeal in Airbus-Boeing complaint

May 15, 2018, © Leeham News: The World Trade Organization today issued its ruling on the European Union appeal of WTO findings that Airbus received illegal subsidies for its commercial airplane programs. The WTO appeal decision affirmed that… Read More

Wide-body production rates show mix of strength, weakness

Subscription Required Introduction May 14, 2018, © Leeham News: Wide-body production rates by Airbus and Boeing are expected to go up modestly during the next three year, with a jump in 2022—if Boeing 777X production rates head for… Read More

Engine deliveries affects Airbus 1Q2018 results

By Bjorn Fehrm April 27, 2018, ©. Leeham News: Airbus Group presented its 1Q2018 results this morning. It’s heavily influenced by A320neo engine delivery delays. Only 30 A320neos were delivered during Q1 out of a year total of 400…. Read More

Pontifications: Uncontained engine failures are rare but not unknown

April 23, 2018, © Leeham News: Last week’s engine malfunction on a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 was another in a rare, but not unknown, uncontained engine anomaly in recent years. All recent similar failures didn’t cause a loss… Read More

Leahy remains steadfast in A380 future

Feb. 16, 2018, © Leeham Co.: It’s been a long struggle and there isn’t a re-engining any time soon, but John Leahy still firmly believes in the market viability of the Airbus A380. Leahy, who retired last month… Read More

Airbus group 2017: The A320 is the group moneymaker despite problems

By Bjorn Fehrm February 15, 2018, ©. Leeham Co in Toulouse: Airbus Group presents better results for 2017 than predicted, despite challenges in several programs. Profit was up 34% on flat revenues. The underlying driver for the strong performance… Read More

2018 an important year for wide-bodied airplanes

Subscription Required Introduction Feb. 5, 2018, © Leeham Co.: This will be an important year for wide-body sales in commercial aviation. It would be overstating to say 2018 will be a pivotal year for wide-body airplanes, but there… Read More

Pontifications: 2018 starts off with a bang

Jan. 29, 2018, © Leeham Co.: This year isn’t even a month old. If the rest of the year continues like January, commercial aviation is in for an exciting year. The stunning news, of course, was last week’s… Read More

Airbus delivers record 718 aircraft amid strong sales

By Bjorn Fehrm  January 15, 2018, ©. Leeham Co: Airbus announced record 2017 airliner deliveries of 718 aircraft today. It was the 15th consecutive year of increased production, this time with 30 aircraft over 2016. Fabrice Bregier, the Chief Operating… Read More