How Boeing is Rebuilding Engineering Excellence

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction June 9, 2022, © Leeham News: As described in our Monday article, Boeing is preparing for its Next Boeing Airplane (NBA). At the same time, the company is hard at work to… Read More

One or Two hops cheapest for long flights? Part 2

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   June 2, 2022, © Leeham News: We tested the notion that it’s more economical to divide a long flight into two shorter flights last week. The test was a typical long-range flight… Read More

Pontifications: NIAR WERX joins with Precision Aircraft Solutions for A321, 757, MD-87 conversions

May 30, 2022, © Leeham News: NIAR WEXR, the aerospace research arm of Wichita State University (WSU), will join with Precision Aircraft Solutions for passenger-to-freighter and MRO for the Airbus A321, Boeing 757, and the Boeing (McDonnell Douglas)… Read More

Boeing B-29 “Doc” visits Seattle May 17-22

By Scott Hamilton May 17, 2022, (c) Leeham News: A Boeing B-29 bomber, made famous in World War II, is here in Seattle May 17-22. Ground tours will be May 19-22. Rides will be the mornings of May… Read More

AvWeek MRO Event: Kansas Mod lands first 777-300ER P2F order

April 26, 2022, © Leeham News: Kansas Modification Center/NIAR WERX won an order for three conversions from Boeing 777-300ER passenger aircraft to freighters from Backbone Freighter Leasing, an affiliation of Dr. Peters Group, a European lessor. Backbone also… Read More

Airbus aggressively seeks to reduce corporate, industry emissions footprint

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton April 25, 2022, © Leeham News: Airbus is charging ahead with its ZEROe ecoAviation research and development, focused on hydrogen (H2) power while supporting efforts for Sustainable Aviation Fuel in the meantime. Airbus… Read More

An A330neo freighter, should it happen? Part 2

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   April 14, 2022, © Leeham News: Last week, we speculated that Airbus might decide to upgrade the present A330-200F freighter to a neo variant based on the longer -900 fuselage. To understand… Read More

An A330neo freighter, should it happen?

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   April 7, 2022, © Leeham News: Last week, we started a discussion on what should be Airbus’ response to a 787 freighter. We have seen in a series of articles that the… Read More

An uneven financial recovery among OEMs

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   March 28, 2022, © Leeham News: In an article last year, LNA highlighted the significant impact the COVID-19 pandemic had on the financials of commercial aviation OEMs. Most recorded sizable losses and… Read More

Pontifications: Horizon’s plan to focus on single fleet type appears a blow to TPNG hopes

March 29, 2022, © Leeham News: Alaska Air Group announced last week that its subsidiary, Horizon Air, will retire 32 De Havilland Canada (DHC) Dash-8-400s by the end of 2023. The regional airline will go to a single… Read More