Boeing invests $450m in Wisk Aero air taxi venture

By Bjorn Fehrm January 25, 2022, ©. Leeham News: Boeing and Wisk Aero yesterday had a media briefing on why Boeing is extending its investment in Wisk Aero with a further $450m. The main technology is not the… Read More

US 5G roll out ignores concerns for Air Transport safety

By Bjorn Fehrm January 18, 2022, ©. Leeham News: Despite year-long protests from the World’s airlines and the FAA, the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) allows Verizon and ATT to roll out 5G base stations underneath the approach paths… Read More

2022 Forecast: C919 EIS unlikely before 2023-24

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Introduction Jan. 17, 2022, © Leeham News: COMAC, the Chinese aerospace company developing the C919, suffered yet another setback last year. It hoped to deliver the first aircraft, designed to compete with the… Read More

Air freight growth: one-hit wonder or long-term trend?

Subscription Required By Judson Rollins Introduction January 13, 2022, © Leeham News: COVID-19 has upended the freight world, with air delivery now becoming relatively economical versus the high premium they previously commanded over sea freight. While air freight… Read More

Forecast 2022: Airbus

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction January 3, 2022, © Leeham News: When the COVID-19 Pandemic started, it was tough to predict its impact on world air travel and how long the downturn would last. The aircraft OEMs… Read More

“Air Wars” tops Puget Sound Business Journal Christmas List of Books

Dec. 24, 2021, (c) Leeham News: The those late shoppers looking for last-minute gifts, the Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle area) on Tuesday listed 11 aerospace books for the aviation geeks. Air Wars, The Global Combat Between Airbus… Read More

One A380 departure of two 777-200ER alternatively 787-9? Part 3.

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction December 16, 2021, © Leeham News: Last week, we discussed the economics for an airline that dispatches one A380 instead of two smaller widebodies on a trunk route with heavy traffic. Our… Read More

One A380 departure or two 777-200ER alternatively 787-9? Part 2.

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction December 9, 2021, © Leeham News: Last week, we checked the economics for an airline that dispatches one A380 instead of two smaller widebodies on a trunk route with heavy traffic. Our… Read More

One A380 departure or two 777-200ER alternatively 787-9?

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction December 2, 2021, © Leeham News: With the last Airbus A380 rolling of the production line in days, we started looking at why the A380 didn’t sell last week. Now we check… Read More

Why the A380 didn’t sell

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction November 25, 2021, © Leeham News: The last A380 will be delivered to Emirates in the coming week, after a production run of only 251 units. Why didn’t Airbus sell more? What… Read More