The economics of a 787-9 and A330-900 at eight or nine abreast

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction Nov. 16, 2022, © Leeham News: Over the last weeks, we have looked at the economics of our typical long haul widebodies when fitted with normal and high-density seating. We continue this… Read More

Excluding China in Boeing forecast recognizes trade, geopolitical realities

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Nov. 8, 2022, © Leeham News: Boeing CEO David Calhoun last week said Boeing’s future through at least 2025/2026 doesn’t include assuming China is part of its equations. It’s a good thing. Relations… Read More

The A350 enhancements, Part 2

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction Nov. 3, 2022, © Leeham News: Last week, we described the New Production Standard (NPS) of the Airbus A350. Now we look at the economic performance of the A350-900 versus the Boeing… Read More

China still needs Boeing as much as Boeing needs China, despite interminable limbo

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Oct. 31, 2022, © Leeham News: China needs Boeing as much as Boeing needs China was the conclusion of an analysis by LNA in July 2021. A trade expert last week agreed. Airbus… Read More

Airbus 9 months 2022 results: Widebody demand picking up

By Bjorn Fehrm October 28, 2022, © Leeham News: Airbus presented its results for the first nine months of 2022 today. Airbus’ problem is how to fulfill demand as the supply chain is still recovering from COVID. The… Read More

Pontifications: Two sentences described Boeing’s last two years

Oct. 24, 2022, © Leeham News: The question to Boeing CEO David Calhoun was put in levity. His response was telling. Susanne Clark, the president of the US Chamber of Commerce, noted before last month’s Aerospace Summit that… Read More

Engine Development. Part 7. Engine reliability changes the aircraft market

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction September 29, 2022, © Leeham News: The 1970s saw the introduction of the High Bypass engine for the medium/long range Boeing 747, Douglas DC-10, and Lockheed Tristar, with Airbus A300 employing an… Read More

The Airbus and Boeing market outlooks, Part 2

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Credit: Leeham Company LLC Sept.  19, 2022, © Leeham News: In the first article last week, we focused on the differences in market outlook assumptions between Airbus and Boeing. Despite similar levels… Read More

The Airbus and Boeing market outlooks, Part 1

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Sept.  12, 2022, © Leeham News: Airbus and Boeing published their updated 2022-2041 commercial aircraft outlooks ahead of the July Farnborough Air Show. Unsurprisingly, both OEMs saw robust demand for the next… Read More

HOTR: Could airport caps lead to 777X success?

Sept. 6, 2022, © Leeham News: Will Europe’s airport passenger caps ultimately save the Boeing 777X? Sometimes it’s more important to be lucky than it is to be good. It may be purely speculative, but Boeing may well… Read More