Airbus sets new delivery record for 2016

By Bjorn Fehrm January 11, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: Airbus Commercial Aircraft presented a new record in yearly deliveries at its Press Briefing in Toulouse today.  The division of an integrated Airbus (therefore Airbus Commercial Aircraft, ACA) delivered 688… Read More

Airbus, Boeing claim victory in today’s WTO ruling over Washington State tax breaks

Airbus claims “knockout blow.” Boeing claims “complete victory.” WTO Summary of findings and ruling. All the WTO documents are here. Opinion: No sanctions will be levied on Airbus or Boeing. Seattle Times on why nothing will happen with… Read More

Airbus’ Eccleston talks about reorganization and WTO

Subscription Required Now open to all readers. Introduction Oct. 6, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Airbus’ reorganization continues to unfold, with key components to be revealed, including key personnel appointments. LNC sat down in Seattle with Barry Eccleston, president of… Read More

Pontifications: Reorganization at Airbus

  Oct. 3, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Airbus confirmed Friday the news reports from Bloomberg and Reuters that a major organizational restructuring of the company is underway. The Wall Street Journal had this report Friday. Airbus Group CEO… Read More

Airbus cuts A380 production to 1/mo (Update)

July 12, 2016, © Leeham Co., Farnborough Air Show: Airbus will lower the production rate of the giant A380 from 18/yr to 12/yr, effective in 2018, the company confirmed after the French newspaper La Tribune first reported the… Read More

Airbus stepping up innovation

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Airbus aircraft programs in review

By Bjorn Fehrm in Hamburg Introduction May 31, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: Airbus went through a complete review of all their aircraft programs as part of their yearly briefing for media in Hamburg today. A lot was said… Read More

Airbus annual press conference 2016

By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction 12 January 2016, ©. Leeham Co: Airbus held its annual press conference in Paris today against a backdrop of record 2015 deliveries. The year that went past was consequently a good one for Airbus. Orders… Read More

Airbus ‘confident’ engine makers can ramp up production

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Airbus FAL in Mobile (AL), Part 2

Sept. 13, 2015, (c) Leeham Co., Mobile (AL): The new Airbus Final Assembly Line (FAL) opening today here will serve the US market, a plan that follows the philosophy when the company opened an FAL in Tianjin, China… Read More