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

Boeing MAX crisis overshadows other challenges

Subscription Required July 29, 2019, © Leeham News: The 737 MAX crisis overshadows everything else right now at Boeing. This includes forward orders, weak customers and production gaps on the 787 line, which right now is the cash… Read More

From the sidelines at MRO America, Day 2; the real reason for 737 production rate cutback

April 11, 2019, © Leeham News: Conversation from the sidelines of the Aviation Week MRO Americas conference in Atlanta on Day 2: Ramping the 737 production back up Boeing already has its plans for ramping production of the… Read More

A380 program termination expected tomorrow

Feb. 13, 2019, © Leeham News: Airbus is expected to announce tomorrow the termination of the A380 program, a move that had been rumored for weeks. Tomorrow is Airbus’ annual press conference for 2018 results. Its Board of… Read More

A380 termination good for Airbus, tough on suppliers, analyst says

Feb. 11, 2019, © Leeham News: Terminating the A380 program may be a blessing in disguise for Airbus, writes a US aerospace analyst. At the same time, it could cause headaches for the supply chain. Carter Copeland of… Read More

Pontifications: 787-10 engines too small for Emirates

Feb. 4, 2019, © Leeham News: There is more to Emirates Airline’s renewed its interest in the Airbus A350 and the potential swap-out of Airbus A380 orders than meets the eye. The Airfinance Journal Dublin conference is worth… Read More

A380 suffers new blow, future remains bleak

Subscription Required Air France is returning five of 10 A380s to lessors. Photo via Google images. Dec. 3, 2018, © Leeham News: Air France will return five leased Airbus A380s to lessors next year and in 2020, citing… Read More

777F, 747-8F orders help former’s bridge, solidify Boeing as freighter king

Subscription Required Introduction Aug. 6, 2018, © Leeham News: The surge of orders at the Farnborough Air Show for Boeing 777 and 747-8 freighters is welcome news for Boeing, which still had production gaps to bridge between the… Read More

VLA era is over; are 777X, A350-1000 too large?

Subscription Required Introduction June 18, 2018, © Leeham News: The era of the Very Large Aircraft appears over. The Boeing 747 passenger airliner, while nominally still offered for sale, is in reality dead. The Airbus A380 limps along… Read More