Demand supports rate 70/mo for A320, 737

Subscription Required Introduction May 3, 2018, © Leeham Co.: With the supply chain confirming last Thursday that Airbus and Boeing are exploring single-aisle production rates of 70/mo, Airbus confirmed it was doing so during its Friday earnings call…. Read More

Pontifications: Uncontained engine failures are rare but not unknown

April 23, 2018, © Leeham News: Last week’s engine malfunction on a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 was another in a rare, but not unknown, uncontained engine anomaly in recent years. All recent similar failures didn’t cause a loss… Read More

Narrowbody and Widebody engine developments, Part 2

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction April 19, 2018, © Leeham News: In an article last week, we discussed the reason the new narrow-body engines are catching up to the fuel consumption of the wide-body engines. Today we… Read More

Narrowbody and Widebody engine developments

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction April 12, 2018, © Leeham News: In an article yesterday about Long-Haul LCC costs we observed how the new Narrowbody engines are catching up to the fuel efficiencies of the Widebody engines…. Read More

Is Long-Haul LCC viable? Part 3

By Bjorn Fehrm April 11, 2018, © Leeham News: In the second article if Long-Haul LCC is a viable business, we described the cost items which have to be part of a Revenue versus Cost analysis. In a… Read More

Focus on NMA engines: all OEMs vying for Boeing’s approval

Subscription Required Now open to all readers. Introduction March 22, 2018, © Leeham Co.: As Boeing enters the final stretch whether to launch the New Midrange Aircraft (NMA, aka 797) market focus should shift to the engines more… Read More

GE/CFM in “lockstep” with Boeing on NMA

March 22, 2018, © Leeham News: GE Aviation/CFM International are in “lockstep” with Boeing for development of an engine for the New Midrange Aircraft (NMA, or 797), the CEO of GE Aviation told a JP Morgan Aviation conference… Read More

NMA focus needs to be on engines

Subscription Required Now open to all readers Introduction March 19, 2018, © Leeham Co.: As the market awaits a decision by Boeing whether to launch the New Midrange Aircraft (NMA, or 797), focus has been on the aircraft’s… Read More

Boeing’s NMA decision entering final stretch

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction March 15, 2018, © Leeham News: Boeing’s NMA or 797 is taking final form ahead of a decision to launch the program later in the year. Jon Ostrower has published the first… Read More

Pontifications: Transformation is key to increasing production rates

Feb. 19, 2018, © Leeham Co.: The likely prospect that Airbus and Boeing will increase single-aisle production rates next decade is outlined in our paywall article today. The whys and capabilities to do so are outlined in the… Read More