Putting some reality into ecoAviation: steps *backwards*

By Scott Hamilton Analysis Jan. 25, 2022, © Leeham News: The airline industry makes a splash about setting goals to become carbon neutral by a date certain. It also set a goal to reduce CO2 emissions in absolute… Read More

HOTR: Boeing works on HGW 787-10—and the 787-9

Jan. 5, 2022, © Leeham News: In his first interview since becoming CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Stan Deal told The Seattle Times that development of a High Gross Weight (HGW) version of the 787-10 is underway. “[Deal]… Read More

Pontifications: Biofuels, hydrogen, batteries are nice but far in the future. Solution exists now.

Oct. 11, 2021, © Leeham News: EcoAviation was the Number One topic at the Oct. 3-5 IATA AGM in Boston. IATA, the International Air Transport Assn., set a number of lofty goals to remove carbon emissions from commercial… Read More

Pontifications: IAI moves to cement lead in 777 P2F conversions

IAI, Etihad ink Boeing 777-300ER P2F deal. De Havilland union sniffs kerosene. Aug. 30, 2021, ©Leeham News: The agreement last week between IAI and Etihad Airways to open a Boeing 777-300ER P2F conversion line in Abu Dhabi gives… Read More

Pontifications: Certification timing may push EIS for 777X

Nov. 2, 2020, © Leeham News: Throughout the 737 MAX investigations and recertification process, former Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said there would be no delay on 777X certification. On Boeing’s earnings call last week, Muilenburg’s successor, David Calhoun,… Read More

There could be a future for the A380—and it’s not what you think

By Scott Hamilton June 3, 2020, © Leeham News: The conventional wisdom is there is no future for the Airbus A380 after front-line carriers remove the airplane from their fleets. Singapore Airlines retired the first of five A380s… Read More

Pontifications: MAX RTS, Emirates 777X order, Suspending 737 production, more

Editor’s Note: News reports Sunday indicated Boeing is considering reducing or suspending production of the 737 MAX. LNA reported this possibility Dec. 11. While Sunday’s reports suggest Boeing will halt production, LNA is told a rate cut to between 10-20… Read More

Airbus faces challenges for A330neo

Subscription Required Aug. 26, 2019, © Leeham News: Airbus faces near-term challenges with its production skyline for the A330, even at a reduce rate of 4/mo, an analysis shows. Looking forward from next year, when there are slightly… Read More

Stored A330s, 777 Classics offer alternative to new orders

Subscription Required Aug. 12, 2019, © Leeham News: Slow sales of the Airbus A330neo, A350 and 777X this year are the result of a dip in the order cycle, A330ceos and 777-300ERs coming off lease and route fragmentation… Read More

Boeing faces weak sales, production gap for 777X

Subscription Required Now open to all readers. Aug. 5, 2019, © Leeham News: Design issues with the giant General Electric Aviation GE9X are causing untimely headaches for the Boeing 777X program, at a time when the 737 MAX… Read More