The industries’ CASM trap

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction August 11, 2022, © Leeham News: The airliner world measures efficiency in CASM, Cost per Available Seat Mile, and RASM, Revenue per Available Seat Mile. An airliner with more seats then has… Read More

Pontifications: Boeing gets boost from Farnborough; now, it must deliver

July 25, 2022, © Leeham News: Boeing announced last week during the Farnborough Air Show orders and commitments for 278 737 MAXes, nine 787s, and two 777-8Fs. Now, Boeing must deliver. Some of the 737 delivery positions in… Read More

Boeing sees long-term demand bouncing back after pandemic

By Dan Catchpole July 16, 2022, © Leeham News: After years of market turmoil, Boeing and Airbus see brighter skies–and bigger order backlogs–ahead. Both companies maintained confidence that demand for aircraft would bounce back as the COVID-19 pandemic ebbed…. Read More

Sustainability progress “depends on where you snap the line”

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton July 11, 2022, © Leeham News: When it comes to sustainable aviation, what’s real and what’s greenwashing, “it depends on where you snap the line,” says a managing director at the consultancy Accenture…. Read More

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