Suppliers confirm Airbus, Boeing rate hike studies to 70/mo for single-aisles

April 26, 2018, © Leeham News: Two suppliers publicly confirmed what’s been whispered for months: Airbus and Boeing are checking with the supply chain about taking production rates of the A320 and 737 families to 70/mo. Representatives of… Read More

Airbus’ Ultra Long Range A350 starts flight test

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Boeing to hike 767F production; may be only first of several

April 25, 2018, © Leeham News: Buried deep within Boeing’s first quarter earnings report is a single, seemingly innocuous sentence: “Reflecting the strength of the cargo market, we now plan to increase the production rate on the 767… Read More

Engine makers may face stiffer future ETOPS certification requirements

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Pontifications: Uncontained engine failures are rare but not unknown

April 23, 2018, © Leeham News: Last week’s engine malfunction on a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 was another in a rare, but not unknown, uncontained engine anomaly in recent years. All recent similar failures didn’t cause a loss… Read More

Indigo, India’s market-leading airline

By Bjorn Fehrm  April 18, 2018, ©. Leeham News: Indigo started its operation 2006, offering low-cost air travel to the masses in India. The year after, Air India and Indian Airlines, the state-owned flag International and Domestic carrier, merged… Read More

Airbus investment resets the clock on CSeries

Special to Leeham News  By Olivier Bonnassies Airfinance Journal April 17, 2018, (c) Airfinance Journal, Montreal: Aviation Week & Space Technology managing director technology Graham Warwick believe the acquisition of a 50.1% stake into Bombardier’s CSeries will give… Read More

Airlines need OEM choices: Air Canada

Special to Leeham News By Olivier Bonnassies Airfinance Journal April 16, 2018, (c) Airfinance Journal, Montreal: The commercial aircraft manufacturing industry could head into a scenario with two major alliances: Airbus/Bombardier rivaling Boeing/Embraer, but for Air Canada, airlines… Read More

Déjà vu all over again

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Pontifications: Shooting yourself in your feet

April 16, 2018, © Leeham News: Airbus’ new top sales chief, Eric Schulz, was candid about losing American and Hawaiian airlines wide-body orders, according to a report from Flightglobal from the Airbus annual meeting. In reference to Hawaiian’s switch… Read More