Airbus 2017 in review and 2018 Outlook

Dec. 26, 2017, © Leeham Co.: It’s been a miserable year for Airbus. Corruption investigations. Delayed deliveries due to engine issues for the A320neo. Delayed deliveries due to interior supplier issues for the A350. A year’s delay for… Read More

Airbus group 3Q results: Revenue stable but orders plunge

By Bjorn Fehrm October 31, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: Airbus Group presented its third quarter results this morning. Revenue was stable at €43bn, but orders were down 31% compared with the first nine months of 2016. Operating profit was… Read More

Commercialized C-130 beats rivals, crew says

June 18, 2017, © Leeham Co.: The commercial offering of the venerable Lockheed Martin C-130J, the LM-100J, is here at the Paris Air Show, along with its rivals, the Embraer KC-390 and Airbus A400M. The crew with Lockheed… Read More

7M7 is key to Boeing’s future

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Naming games

March 31, 2017 (c) Leeham Co.: With the likelihood appearing greater and great Boeing will launch a new, middle of the market sector airplane, what’s the name going to be? Steven Udvar-Hazy, chairman of Air Lease Corp, already… Read More

Airbus Group: the old Airbus haunts the new

By Bjorn Fehrm February 24, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: Airbus Group (“Airbus”) presented results for 2016 in line with guidance. The Airbus CEO Tom Enders said, “This is the best Airbus, ever.” Yet everything was not as expected; most… Read More

Fewer A350s in 2017-18, says Cowen & Co.; not so, says Airbus

April 21, 2016: Airbus will assemble fewer A350s than planned in 2017 and 2018, according to a short note to clients by the Cowen & Co. obtained by LNC. Not so, says Airbus. The investment bank was commenting on… Read More

Pontifications: Boeing’s 8,000 employee reduction isn’t nearly enough

April 4, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Boeing’s plans to reduce head count at Boeing Commercial Airplanes by 8,000 jobs this year dominated the news last week. Comparing employment figures with Airbus Commercial shows this reduction isn’t nearly enough. BCA… Read More

Airbus Group 2015 results: A330 increase to seven per month

By Bjorn Fehrm 24 February 2016, ©. Leeham Co: Airbus will increase the production rate of the A330 from six per month to seven beginning next year, it was announced today. The move comes after reducing the rate… Read More

Airbus ‘confident’ engine makers can ramp up production

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