Historic day at Dubai Air Show

Nov. 15, 2017, © Leeham Co.: It was an historic day for commercial aviation at the Dubai Air Show. Airbus and Indigo Partners announced an order for 430 aircraft (the A320neo family), a record in units and in… Read More

Egyptair signs for up to 24 CS300s at Dubai Air Show

Nov. 14, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Despite the problems in the US over the Boeing trade complaint, or perhaps because of the resulting tie-up with Airbus, Bombardier has since landed two important deals for its C Series. The… Read More

Boeing wins first day with big order at Dubai Air Show

Nov. 12, 2017, © Leeham Co.: In a stinging defeat for Airbus, Boeing won an order for 40 787-10s from Emirates Airline. Airbus competed for the deal with the A350-900. Emirates previously canceled an order for 50 A350-900s… Read More

Pontifications: A380neo? Try A380TXWB. Dubai Air Show and other Odds and Ends

Nov. 9, 2015, (c) Leeham Co. Airbus last week launched its A380 flying test bed with the A350-1000’s Rolls-Royce Trent XWB 97,000 lb engine placed in the number two position. The first thing that came to mind when… Read More

Pointifications: Wide-body orders; Bombardier’s $1bn

Nov. 2, 2015, © Leeham Co. Boeing gets an order for up to 26 787-10s. Airbus firms up options to an order for 30 A330s, added to 45 previously announced by the same customer. Boeing announces an order for nine… Read More

Pontifications: Airbus flies past Boeing in order race

Sept. 7, 2015, © Leeham Co.: Airbus flew past Boeing in the annual orders race when the August numbers were reported last week by both companies. With the order for 250 A320s finally firmed up by India’s Indigo Airlines… Read More

Airbus A380neo not yet a project

July 21, 2015: The London Sunday Times created a stir over the weekend when it headlined an interview with Airbus Commercial CEO Fabrice Bregier that Airbus “commits” to an A380neo project. Drilling down into the story and checking… Read More

Pontifications: Final thoughts of the Paris Air Show

Our interview during the Paris Air Show with Tom Williams, president and COO of Airbus Commercial, is now open to all Readers. Williams discussions production, supply chain issues, launch aid for the potential A380neo and more. June 22,… Read More

Widebody sales prospects this year

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2013 Year in Review: 787 grounding was the top story

We’re back from what we had planned as a holiday hiatus. This was interrupted by the IAM-Boeing 777X contract issue, of which we felt compelled to initiate some special posts. This leads off our 2013 Year in Review…. Read More