Bjorn’s Corner: The challenges of airliner development. Part 25. Safety monitoring and reporting

October 15, 2021, ©. Leeham News: Last week, we introduced the activities around Continued Airworthiness that we have to do during development and flight testing of our aircraft. As described, the majority of accidents for aircraft are attributed… Read More

Is the cargo capacity deciding the airliner variant? Part 3.

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction October 7, 2021, © Leeham News: In last week’s article, we could see today’s high cargo prices can motivate a 325 seat Airbus A350-900 even though the passenger load on the routes… Read More

Airbus begins “stuffing” A220 to speed assembly, cut costs

By Scott Hamilton Sept. 28, 2021, © Leeham News: Airbus is streamlining some of its production of the A220 to reduce costs and the time to assemble the airplanes at its Montreal and Mobile plants. Florent Massou, the… Read More

Airbus’ TwoTwenty, its first real business jet

By Bjorn Fehrm September 28, 2021, ©. Leeham News: When Airbus got the A220 airliner series from Bombardier, it also got the base for a competitive business jet. Airbus, like Boeing, has produced Corporate Jets under its ACJ… Read More

Airbus presents their CityAirbus UAM

By Bjorn Fehrm September 21, 2021, ©. Leeham News: Airbus helicopter division presented their entry for the UAM market today at the Airbus 2021 Summit in Toulouse. It was a presentation of a vehicle and ecosystem that has… Read More

777X demand grows ever less certain

Subscription Required By the Leeham News Team Introduction  Sep. 6, 2021, © Leeham News: As Boeing slogs through an increasingly deep obstacle path to getting its beleaguered 777X into service, questions are growing around the airplane’s true demand… Read More

The single-aisle freighters, 737-800BCF versus A320P2F.

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   September 2, 2021, © Leeham News: In our series about freighters, we now look at domestic single-aisle freighters based on the Boeing 737-800 and the Airbus A320. The 737-800BCF is the follow-on… Read More

Pontifications: IAI moves to cement lead in 777 P2F conversions

IAI, Etihad ink Boeing 777-300ER P2F deal. De Havilland union sniffs kerosene. Aug. 30, 2021, ©Leeham News: The agreement last week between IAI and Etihad Airways to open a Boeing 777-300ER P2F conversion line in Abu Dhabi gives… Read More

The factory freighters, Boeing’s 767-300F versus Airbus’ A330-200F

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   August 26, 2021, © Leeham News: In our series about freighters, we try to understand why the Boeing 767 factory freighter, the 767-300F, has outsold the Airbus entry, the A330-200F, six to… Read More

Aircraft replacement conundra

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Credit: Delta Air Lines Aug. 23, 2021, © Leeham News: Boeing has been studying the launch of a clean-sheet aircraft design for more than a decade. In light of the lingering effects… Read More