Sunset of the Quads, Part 6. The A340-600 versus the 777-300ER.

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   September 10, 2020, © Leeham News: The Airbus A340-600 was designed to challenge Boeing’s hold of the large, long-haul jets. With a capacity 60 seats above the previous largest Airbus jet, the… Read More

Twin-aisle leasing market challenges

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Sep. 7, 2020, © Leeham News: The timeline for a passenger traffic recovery remains uncertain. The IATA does not expect passenger traffic to return to pre-COVID-19 levels until 2024. Leeham Co. predicts… Read More

Airbus integrates the last pieces of the CSeries from Bombardier

September 3, 2020, © Leeham News: Airbus and its subsidiary Satair announced today it has integrated one of the last pieces of Bombardier’s engagement with the A220, the spare parts distribution. Airbus acquired Bombardier’s part of the A220… Read More

Sunset of the Quads, Part 5

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Sep. 3rd, 2020, © Leeham News: Last week, we compared the economics of the A340-300 and the 777-200ER on the Paris to San Francisco route. We now turn our attention to Airbus’… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: The challenges of Hydrogen. Part 6. Tank placement.

August 28, 2020, ©. Leeham News: In our series on Hydrogen as an energy store for airliners we look at the challenge of placing the hydrogen tanks efficiently. Different from carbon fuels, liquid hydrogen needs specially shaped and… Read More

Sunset of the Quads, Part 4.

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   August 27, 2020, © Leeham News: After presenting Boeing’s and Airbus’ first 300 seater long-range widebodies, the 777-200ER and A340-300 in Part 3, we now fly them both on the route Paris… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: The challenges of Hydrogen. Part 5. The Hydrogen tank.

August 21, 2020, ©. Leeham News: In our series on hydrogen as an energy store for airliners we start the design discussion of a hydrogen-fueled airliner by understanding the onboard storage of hydrogen better. While there is present… Read More

Sunset of the Quads, Part 3

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Aug. 20, 2020, © Leeham News: Last week, we compared the economics of the 747-400 and the A380 on the Los Angeles to Sydney route. We now turn our attention to Airbus’… Read More

HOTR: Lease rates, aircraft values continue to plunge/Update

Update: Ishka advises that its starting comparison point in the chart below should have been January, not July. This changes the rate of value and rent decline appreciably. Aug. 19, 2020, © Leeham News: Aircraft values and least… Read More

No surge in new-build freighters from COVID expected

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Introduction Aug. 17, 2020, © Leeham News: Coronavirus caused a spike in freight demand. But don’t look for Airbus or Boeing to see a spike in demand for new build freighters. Boeing hoped… Read More