Pontifications: Embraer’s strategy for the TPNG

Oct. 18, 2021, © Leeham News: It was October 2015 when Bjorn Fehrm and I first went to Sao Jose de Campos to visit Embraer’s headquarters. Among the topics discussed then was the prospect of developing a new… Read More

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

With high cargo prices, will airlines fly larger aircraft in their widebody fleets?

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction October 14, 2021, © Leeham News: Over the last weeks, we’ve seen that the present cargo crunch and high yields will influence what aircraft variants airlines purchase. Models that are too large… Read More

Is cargo capacity deciding the airliner variant?

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction September 23, 2021, © Leeham News: In last week’s article, we put the question: Has the increased cargo pricing started to affect the choice of airliner variant? We listed recent decisions between… Read More

Boeing; 20-year aircraft demand back to pre-pandemic level

By Bjorn Fehrm September 14, 2021, ©. Leeham News: Boeing released its yearly commercial aircraft demand forecast today. Over the next 20 years, the demand for single-aisle aircraft is past pre-covid levels at more than 32,000 aircraft, with… Read More

Is the Bedek 777-300ERSF freighter a threat to the 777F?

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction September 9, 2021, © Leeham News: In our series on freighters, we now look at the new large conversion freighter from GECAS and IAI Bedek, the 777-300ERSF. How much of a threat… 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

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