Engine maker, lessor see Boeing’s next airplane as a single-aisle design

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton “The NMA is gone. Long live the NMA.”–lessor CEO. Photo: Leeham Co. April 2, 2020, © Leeham News: Boeing’s New Midmarket Airplane, or a new concept, is the last thing on the plate… Read More

Pontifications: Critical step in Boeing MAX recertification target: May

March 30, 2020, © Leeham News: Barring further issues, the FAA Type Inspection Authorization for the MAX is targeted for the second half of May, LNA learned. This is a critical step in recertifying the airplane. Also barring more… Read More

Can the A321XLR fly trans-Oceanic routes, Part 2?

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction March 26, 2020, © Leeham News: We are checking if the Airbus A321XLR is usable for trans-Oceanic routes. It’s a credible trans-Atlantic aircraft, but can it be used effectively over the Pacific… Read More

HOTR: Boeing has options to federal bailout, CEO says

By the Leeham News Staff March 25, 2020: First, Boeing CEO David Calhoun said he wasn’t an insider (after 10 years on the Board of Directors, and as lead director for many of them). No, he merely had… Read More

Boeing suspends production of wide-bodies

March 23, 2020, (c) Leeham News: Boeing today announced it will suspend production of its wide-bodies for 14 days, beginning Wednesday. Production slowdown begins today. The move is in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Boeing is the last… Read More

Airbus expands virus precautions across production lines, company

By Scott Hamilton March 23, 2022, (c) Leeham News: Airbus is working to make its production lines safe, but will have lower rates than before the coronavirus pandemic caused lockdowns in France and Spain, the CEO said today…. Read More

Coronavirus upends Airbus, Embraer in addition to Boeing woes

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Introduction March 23, 2020, © Leeham News: The dramatically and continuously worsening impact of coronavirus worldwide is upending Boeing—more than it has been—and Airbus. Boeing is considering shutting the wide-body production lines, The… Read More

Airbus boosts liquidity to €30bn with new credit line; suspends dividend

By Scott Hamilton March 22, 2020, (c) Leeham News (Seattle Time): Airbus today announced a new €15bn credit facility to boost liquidity during the COVID-19 virus crisis. In an early morning release March 23, Toulouse time, Airbus said… Read More

Before handing $60bn to Boeing, consider this

By Scott Hamilton Commentary March 20, 2020, © Leeham News: Before the Trump Administration hands $60bn over to Boeing for its own purposes and to serve as a conduit to aid the supply chain, there are just one… Read More

Can the Airbus A321XLR fly trans-Oceanic routes?

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction March 19, 2020, © Leeham News: Over the last weeks, we compared the Airbus A330-900 to the A350-900 when flying the long routes over the Pacific Ocean. Now we pose the question:… Read More