Sunset of the Quads, Part 8. The A380, 747-8i and 777-9 compared.

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   September 24, 2020, © Leeham News: Airbus was disturbed for decades by Boeing’s rein of the Very Large Aircraft (VLA) airliner segment with the 747. It was determined Boeing used this dominance… Read More

HOTR: Somewhat stabilizing twin-aisle lease rates

By the Leeham News Staff Sept. 22, 2020, © Leeham News: Ishka, the UK-based appraisal and consultancy firm, Thursday published its update of values and rents for 5-year old, twin-aisle aircraft. After a significant reduction since the beginning… Read More

Pontifications: Boeing SC makes its case for 787 production consolidation—and it favors Everett

Sept. 14, 2020, © Leeham News:  Boeing’s South Carolina 787 final assembly plant has made its case whether to consolidate production in one location, or not. The conclusion favors retaining dual assembly lines, retaining one in Everett. This… Read More

Why is the 737 MAX safe now when it wasn’t before?

Subscription Required Now open to all readers. By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   September 14, 2020, © Leeham News: The FAA and EASA Safety of Flight authorities have examined and test flown the changes Boeing has done to the 737… Read More

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

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

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

Pontifications: Did Boeing telegraph its decision in February consolidating 787 production?

Aug. 24, 2020, © Leeham News: Did Boeing telegraph plans to consolidate its 787 production in Charleston last February? That’s when Boeing announced it asked the Washington Legislature to cancel tax breaks granted in 2003 to locate what… 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