Airbus delivers strong 1H2021 and launches A350 Freighter

By Bjorn Fehrm July 29, 2020, © Leeham News: Airbus presented its results for the first half of 2021 today. The company reported a profit of €2.7bn on a turnover of €24.6bn, a very strong result from the… Read More

A history of jet freighter aircraft

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   A Cathay Pacific 747-8F July 29, 2021, © Leeham News: Last week, LNA compared the performance of the 777F against the A350F, launched today. As a follow-up, we thought it relevant to… Read More

How good will an Airbus A350F be? Part 2.

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   July 22, 2021, © Leeham News: Last week, we compared the probable data for an Airbus A350 freighter with the market-leading Boeing 777F. We found the 777F is a heavy-duty freighter with… Read More

De-carbonisation of air transport is ON

By Bjorn Fehrm July 20, 2021, © Leeham News: Last week was a game-changing week for air transport. Three events synchronized to trigger it. EU presented 13 policies to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 with concrete… Read More

How good is an Airbus A350 freighter?

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   July 15, 2021, © Leeham News: Airbus is working on a freighter of the A350 to compete with Boeing’s larger freighters, such as the 777F. The 777F is quite a different aircraft… Read More

Updated: Porter confirms E195-E2 after persistent denials in May

By Scott Hamilton July 12, 2021, © Leeham News: Canada’s Porter Airlines today announced an order for 30 Embraer E195-E2s. The move comes shortly after the Canadian government agreed to loan hundreds of millions of dollars to Porter… Read More

Podcast: 10 Minutes About Airbus’ Design and Production transformation

June 30, 2021 © Leeham News: Yesterday’s 10 Minutes About discussed Boeing’s drive toward a dramatic new way to design and produce new airplanes. Today’s 10 Minutes About looks at how Airbus is approaching the same challenge.

Podcast: 10 Minutes About the Boeing Design and Production Moonshot

June 29, 2021, © Leeham News: “Most often when a new airplane is developed by either side, it is usually developed around a propulsion package that offers 15% to 20% improvement with respect to efficiency versus the one… Read More

China distorts progress in Boeing 737 MAX return to service

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Introduction June 28, 2021, © Leeham News: There are now 265 Boeing 737 MAXes in airline service, according to data reviewed by LNA. There are 263 MAXes in storage that appear to be… Read More

The Ultrafan Project

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   June 21, 2021, © Leeham News: Rolls-Royce launched the Ultrafan in 2014, a project to develop next-generation geared turbofan engines. The engine OEM has been working on that project ever since. The… Read More