Outlook 2024: Expectations growing at Airbus

Subscription Required By Gordon Smith January 2, 2024, © Leeham News: Many businesses start to wind down operations as the holiday season approaches – but for the big OEMs, the year-end usually means a sprint finish. Airbus is… Read More

Boeing returns to PNAA

By Scott Hamilton Dec. 5, 2023, © Leeham News: Boeing and the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance have kissed and made up. After a two-year boycott, Boeing returns this year as a sponsor to PNAA, a suppliers-oriented trade group,… Read More

Rolls-Royce sets out ambitious vision to future-proof its business

Subscription Required By Gordon Smith November 29, 2023, © Leeham News: Rolls-Royce’s (RR) capital markets day presented a business that has bookended 2023 with two very different narratives. The November 28 event heralded targets such as a quadrupling… Read More

Further developments of the A321, Part 6

Subscription required By Bjorn Fehrm November 23, 2023, © Leeham News: We do an article series about what can be the subsequent development for Airbus’ most popular aircraft, the A321neo. We looked at different changes to the aircraft… Read More

Boeing beats Airbus in order tallies at Dubai Airshow thanks to widebody jetliner demand

By Dan Catchpole Subscription Required Nov. 20, 2023 © Leeham News: Boeing dominated the Dubai Airshow, racking up 313 orders—232 firm and 81 non-firm. Meanwhile, Airbus garnered only 86 orders, as of Friday, the last day of the… Read More

Airbus eyes carbon capture to broaden its eco arsenal

Subscription Required By Gordon Smith November 20, 2023, © Leeham News: Airbus’ flagship decarbonization initiative appears to be gaining momentum. The European OEM is betting big on Direct Air Carbon Capture and Storage (DAC) next-generation facilities that remove… Read More

Further developments of the A321, Part 5

Subscription required By Bjorn Fehrm November 16, 2023, © Leeham News: We have done an article series about what can be the subsequent development for Airbus’ most popular aircraft, the A321neo. We looked at different changes to the… Read More

Has Airbus pinned too much of its hopes on LCC growth?

Subscription Required By Judson Rollins November 14, 2023, © Leeham News: Much ink has been spilled over the bad – and increasingly worse – year for America’s low-cost carriers or LCCs. Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest, and Spirit have all… Read More

Spirit Focused on Delivering On Time and At Quality

By Dan Catchpole Subscription Required Nov. 6, 2023, © Leeham News: Spirit Aerosystems’ new CEO Pat Shanahan’s focus right now is “to restore confidence in the company” with its biggest customers—Airbus and Boeing. During a Nov. 1st conference… Read More

Howmet Aerospace Exhibits Strong Revenue Growth Driven By Commercial Aerospace, Girds For OE Rate Increases

Subscription required By Chris Sloan Nov. 1, 2023, © Leeham News : Howmet Aerospace reported third-quarter revenues of $1.66bn, up 16% year over year, primarily driven by growth in commercial aerospace of 23%. Overall, the company achieved an… Read More