Airbus delivers strong 1H2021 and launches A350 Freighter

By Bjorn Fehrm July 29, 2020, © Leeham News: Airbus presented its results for the first half of 2021 today. The company reported a profit of €2.7bn on a turnover of €24.6bn, a very strong result from the… Read More

A history of jet freighter aircraft

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   A Cathay Pacific 747-8F July 29, 2021, © Leeham News: Last week, LNA compared the performance of the 777F against the A350F, launched today. As a follow-up, we thought it relevant to… Read More

How good will an Airbus A350F be? Part 2.

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   July 22, 2021, © Leeham News: Last week, we compared the probable data for an Airbus A350 freighter with the market-leading Boeing 777F. We found the 777F is a heavy-duty freighter with… Read More

De-carbonisation of air transport is ON

By Bjorn Fehrm July 20, 2021, © Leeham News: Last week was a game-changing week for air transport. Three events synchronized to trigger it. EU presented 13 policies to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 with concrete… Read More

Podcast: 10 Minutes About Airbus’ Design and Production transformation

June 30, 2021 © Leeham News: Yesterday’s 10 Minutes About discussed Boeing’s drive toward a dramatic new way to design and produce new airplanes. Today’s 10 Minutes About looks at how Airbus is approaching the same challenge.

The Ultrafan Project

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   June 21, 2021, © Leeham News: Rolls-Royce launched the Ultrafan in 2014, a project to develop next-generation geared turbofan engines. The engine OEM has been working on that project ever since. The… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: The challenges of airliner development. Part 8. Transport category rulings.

June 18, 2021, ©. Leeham News: We continue our discussion about the Transport Category (FAA Part 25) certification rules. Last week we talked about how much tougher the birdstrike protection is for Part 25. Now we look at… Read More

Freighter conversion will absorb some excess widebody supply – but not all

Subscription Required By Judson Rollins Introduction June 17, 2021, © Leeham News: A key question hanging over the used widebody market is what percentage of available aircraft could be converted into freighters. Indeed, existing passenger-to-freighter (P2F) conversion providers… Read More

The impact of higher inflation on OEMs and Airlines

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   June 7, 2021, © Leeham News: As the world economy recovers from its sharpest shock since World War II, an unwelcome side effect started appearing: higher inflation rates. One Hundred Trillion Zimbabwean… Read More

HOTR: Porter confirmed as customer in E195-E2 deal

By the Leeham News Team May 19, 2021, © Leeham News: Embraer got a big boost for its E-Jet E2 order book in April when it announced a firm deal for 30 E195 E2s. “On April 23, the… Read More