Airbus-C Series closing a “positive catalyst,” say analysts

June 13, 2018, © Leeham News: The news Friday that Airbus and Bombardier concluded the deal in which Airbus takes a 50.01% ownership in the C Series program was greeted favorably by two analyst reports LNC saw. Credit… Read More

32 Boeing 787s are AOG due to Rolls-Royce Trent issues; number will climb

April 27, 2018 © Leeham Co.: There are 32 Boeing 787s grounded because of problems with the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000-C engines and the number will rise “a bit,” LNC has confirmed. The US Federal Aviation Administration and Europe’s… Read More

Pontifications: FAA shouldn’t be surprised at composite fire duration

August 24, 2015, (c) Leeham Co. News that the US Federal Aviation Administration was surprised at the duration of the composite fire with the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787 in 2013 came as a surprise to the agency, but… Read More

Odds and Ends: Pilot’s view of Dreamlifter event; Ethiopian 787 repair; more on IAM; Billy Bishop Airport

A pilot’s look at Dreamlifter incident: A pilot provides some perspective how the Atlas Air crew may have landed the 747 Dreamlifter at the wrong airport in Wichita (KS) last week. Ethiopian 787 repair: Aviation Week reports that… Read More

Odds and Ends: Repairing the Ethiopian 787; more on A350-1000 stretch; new RR engine study

Ethiopian 787: Dominic Gates at The Seattle Times has a detailed story about how Boeing is repairing the Ethiopian Airlines 787 damaged by a fire at London Heathrow Airport earlier this year. Boeing doesn’t comment for the story–nor… Read More

Odds and Ends: Repairs begin on Ethiopian 787; WTO appeals; CSeries update

Ethiopian 787: Remember that Boeing 787 fire at London Heathrow Airport some months back? It seems that Ethiopian Airlines, the owner, and Boeing, have finally reached agreement on how to fix the airplane–but nobody is saying how, according… Read More

Odds and Ends: 787 Developments on ELT, Production; Frontier as a ULCC

787 Developments: There have been a flurry of developments late Friday on the Boeing 787. First, it emerged that Boeing’s Charleston plant will not reach a production target of three per month by the end of this year… Read More

Odds and Ends: Fixing Ethiopian’s 787; Pricing the 777X; Indigo and Frontier Air

Fixing Ethiopian’s 787: The New York Times has a good article on the challenges of fixing Ethiopian Airlines’ Boeing 787. Pricing the 777X: The Wall Street Journal has an article about Boeing’s challenge of pricing the 777X. It’s… Read More

Odds and Ends: CSeries first flight delayed into August; Boeing 2Q profit; 787 future; LHR fire solution

CSeries First Flight: Bombardier announced today that the first flight of the CSeries has slipped into August. Here is the press release. Boeing 2Q profit: Boeing reported a solid profit in the second quarter, with increased cash flow… Read More

ELT was under own power at time of Ethiopian 787 incident

Here is some more information on the Honeywell Electronic Locator Transmitter and the installation/operation on the Boeing 787. We asked Boeing about the prospect of interface between the ELT and the 787’s electrical system. Boeing told us: In… Read More