The A350, Part 2: Analyzing the A350-800

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   January 21, 2020, © Leeham News: Before the holidays, we started a series to look into Airbus’ A350 family. We analyzed the development program and how the variants have sold. Initially, the… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: The challenges of hydrogen. Part 19. Hydrogen airliner weight shift

January 8, 2021, ©. Leeham News: In our Corner before Christmas we discussed the hydrogen tank placement at the rear of the aircraft for Airbus’ ZEROe concept turbofan aircraft. We now calculate how the weight transfer when emptying… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: The challenges of hydrogen. Part 18. Airliner hydrogen tank

December 18, 2020, ©. Leeham News: After discussing the risk-reducing research programs we need to do before a program launch in 2027, we focus the next Corners on the hydrogen airliner’s biggest problem, the liquid hydrogen tank. In… Read More

The A350, Part 1: Intro and A350-800

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction Dec. 17, 2020, © Leeham News: After running a series on the Dreamliner, LNA will now start a series on Airbus’ latest-generation twin-aisle aircraft, the A350. Airbus should deliver its 400th A350… Read More

The 717 and A220, Part 2: Operational economics comparison

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   December 10, 2020, © Leeham News: Last week, we introduced the Boeing 717 and its closest replacement size-wise, the Airbus A220-100. Delta, a major 717 customer, is accelerating the replacement of the… Read More

Updating Airbus and Boeing Orders At Risk

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Nov. 23, 2020, © Leeham News: It’s time to update the analysis on Airbus and Boeing orders at risk for delivery under the “weak customer” doctrine. Under a US accounting rule known… Read More

Pontifications: EU tariffs on Boeing airplanes in effect; ~60 at risk

Nov. 16, 2020, © Leeham News: The European Union implemented tariffs Nov. 9 on Boeing and other US products in retaliation for the Trump Administration tariffs on Airbus and EU products. This is the latest in the 16-year… Read More

HOTR: Airbus, Boeing R&D spending continues decline

By the Leeham News Team Nov. 5, 2020, © Leeham News: Research and Development spending by the Airbus and Boeing commercial units declined year-over-year. The movement is in keeping with cost-cutting by the Big Two OEMs. For Airbus,… Read More

Airbus stopped consuming cash in 3Q2020

October 29, 2020, © Leeham News: Airbus announced its third-quarter 2020 financial results today. It has achieved convergence of production and deliveries by delivering 145 aircraft in the quarter and 341 since the start of the year. It… Read More

Enhancing the Dreamliner, Part 4: the 787-9 analyzed.

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   October 29, 2020, © Leeham News: We look deeper at the 787-9, the most successful member of the Dreamliner family. It’s 50 seats larger than the 787-8 but shares the same wing… Read More