Boeing suspends production of wide-bodies

March 23, 2020, (c) Leeham News: Boeing today announced it will suspend production of its wide-bodies for 14 days, beginning Wednesday. Production slowdown begins today. The move is in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Boeing is the last… Read More

Airbus expands virus precautions across production lines, company

By Scott Hamilton March 23, 2022, (c) Leeham News: Airbus is working to make its production lines safe, but will have lower rates than before the coronavirus pandemic caused lockdowns in France and Spain, the CEO said today…. Read More

Coronavirus upends Airbus, Embraer in addition to Boeing woes

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Introduction March 23, 2020, © Leeham News: The dramatically and continuously worsening impact of coronavirus worldwide is upending Boeing—more than it has been—and Airbus. Boeing is considering shutting the wide-body production lines, The… Read More

Airbus boosts liquidity to €30bn with new credit line; suspends dividend

By Scott Hamilton March 22, 2020, (c) Leeham News (Seattle Time): Airbus today announced a new €15bn credit facility to boost liquidity during the COVID-19 virus crisis. In an early morning release March 23, Toulouse time, Airbus said… Read More

Before handing $60bn to Boeing, consider this

By Scott Hamilton Commentary March 20, 2020, © Leeham News: Before the Trump Administration hands $60bn over to Boeing for its own purposes and to serve as a conduit to aid the supply chain, there are just one… Read More

Can the Airbus A321XLR fly trans-Oceanic routes?

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction March 19, 2020, © Leeham News: Over the last weeks, we compared the Airbus A330-900 to the A350-900 when flying the long routes over the Pacific Ocean. Now we pose the question:… Read More

“We’re sick and tired of new technologies:” Avolon CEO

Subscription Required Introduction By Scott Hamilton March 16, 2020, © Leeham News: “I can tell you from our perspective, we’re kind of sick and tired of new, new technology. It’s not proven to be the home run.” This… Read More

Boeing down sharply second day in a row. Airbus stock in similar decline

By Scott Hamilton March 12, 2020, © Leeham News: Boeing stock is in another sharp decline today. Yesterday, the stock fell 18%, to close under $200 for the first time since May 2017. Today, the stock was off… Read More

Does the new weight bump turn the A330-900 to a trans-Pacific aircraft? Part 2

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction March 12, 2020, © Leeham News: We continue last week’s theme and compare Airbus’ new 251t variant of the A330-900 to the A350-900 in this article. We saw in the first article… Read More

Heard on the Ramp: Boeing has its 777X sales challenges; Airbus A330neo appears to be next

Heard on the Ramp We introduce today a new feature, Heard on the Ramp. This column contains news briefs LNA picks up in the market that aren’t expansive enough for stand-alone articles but which are items of interest…. Read More