Airbus brings BelugaST to outsized cargo market

By Bjorn Fehrm January 25, 2022, ©. Leeham News: Airbus has decided to bring the original Beluga fleet, BelugaST (A300 based), on the market for outsized freight transport, as the newer BelugaXL (A330 based) caters for Airbus internal… Read More

Reducing one’s carbon footprint through flying choices

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Jan. 20, 2022, © Leeham News: Discussions about reducing commercial aviation’s carbon emissions have become more prominent over the last few years. Many projects claim that electric(-hybrid) and hydrogen aircraft will be… Read More

Single aisle or Widebody over the Atlantic on thin routes? Part 2

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction November 4, 2021, © Leeham News: Last week, we compared the economics of an Airbus A321LR and A330-200 on a thin route over the Atlantic. We found the Widebody could compensate for… Read More

Air freight demand explosion: a long-term trend?

Subscription Required By Judson Rollins Introduction October 18, 2021, © Leeham News: Much ink has been spilled over the surge in demand that has washed over every corner of the cargo world: air, sea, road, and rail. Amazon… Read More

Is the cargo capacity deciding the airliner variant? Part 3.

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction October 7, 2021, © Leeham News: In last week’s article, we could see today’s high cargo prices can motivate a 325 seat Airbus A350-900 even though the passenger load on the routes… Read More

Is the cargo capacity deciding the airliner variant? Part 2.

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction September 30, 2021, © Leeham News: In last week’s article, we put the question: Has the increased cargo pricing started to affect the choice of airliner variant? We analyzed Boeing’s 787-8 and… Read More

Is cargo capacity deciding the airliner variant?

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction September 23, 2021, © Leeham News: In last week’s article, we put the question: Has the increased cargo pricing started to affect the choice of airliner variant? We listed recent decisions between… Read More

How much of International passenger flights can be paid by belly cargo? Part 2.

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction June 11, 2020, © Leeham News: As international passenger traffic slowly recovers, how much of the cost of flying passengers on the international routes can be paid by the freight under the… Read More