The A350, Part 2: Analyzing the A350-800

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   January 21, 2020, © Leeham News: Before the holidays, we started a series to look into Airbus’ A350 family. We analyzed the development program and how the variants have sold. Initially, the… Read More

The A350, Part 1: Intro and A350-800

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction Dec. 17, 2020, © Leeham News: After running a series on the Dreamliner, LNA will now start a series on Airbus’ latest-generation twin-aisle aircraft, the A350. Airbus should deliver its 400th A350… Read More

The 717 and A220, Part 2: Operational economics comparison

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   December 10, 2020, © Leeham News: Last week, we introduced the Boeing 717 and its closest replacement size-wise, the Airbus A220-100. Delta, a major 717 customer, is accelerating the replacement of the… Read More

Restoring operations of the 737 MAX

By Bjorn Fehrm December 1, 2020, ©. Leeham News: Boeing and its customer airlines have 837 MAX airliners that shall get back in the air. After the FAA and ANAC, Brazil’s regulator, have stated the conditions, the work… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: 737 MAX ungrounding, ANAC’s and EASA’s decisions

November 27, 2020, ©. Leeham News: After the lifting on the grounding order by the FAA, ANAC (Brazils regulator) followed in the week, and EASA issued its plans for public comment. What are the differences in the ungrounding… Read More

Enhancing the Dreamliner, Part 8: Wrap Up

Subscription Required By Bjorn Ferhm and Vincent Valery Introduction   Nov. 26, 2020, © Leeham News: After analyzing the three members of the Dreamliner family on several routes out of San Francisco to Asian destinations, we conclude the series… Read More

Boeing 737 MAX changes beyond MCAS

By Bjorn Fehrm November 24, 2020, ©. Leeham News: Last week, we went through the core MCAS changes the FAA demanded from Boeing to lift the grounding of the 737 MAX 8 and 9. As the investigation into… Read More

Updating Airbus and Boeing Orders At Risk

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Nov. 23, 2020, © Leeham News: It’s time to update the analysis on Airbus and Boeing orders at risk for delivery under the “weak customer” doctrine. Under a US accounting rule known… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: 737 MAX ungrounding, the technical background

November 20, 2020, ©. Leeham News: This week’s big news is the lifting of the grounding of Boeing’s 737 MAX. I wrote about the changes made to the MAX Wednesday and why I believe it’s safe. Let’s use… Read More

Enhancing the Dreamliner, Part 7: The optimum range for the 787-10

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   November 19, 2020, © Leeham News: Last week, we compared the economics of the 787-10 to the 787-9 on the San Francisco to Sydney route. We could see this 6,500nm route does… Read More