Challenges facing Boeing in 767-300ER passenger restart

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Look for more KC-46A tanker orders soon

Feb. 8, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Boeing last month received a $2.1bn order for 15 more KC-46A tankers from the US Air Force, bringing the total so far to 34. Look for more orders in the coming months…. Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: LED runway lighting causes problems

August 19, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: I described in my Corner from 5th of August how a forward looking IR camera could add Enhanced Vision capabilities to a pilot’s tools for safe landings. The camera can pick up the… Read More

ATR begins US tour, part owner wants to divorce Airbus

May 3, 2016, © Leeham Co.: ATR, the maker of the ATR turbo-prop, is beginning a tour of its aircraft in the US, the last uncontested domain for the rival Bombardier Q400. ATR won orders for its ATR-42/72… Read More

FedEx commitments for 777F not new

Jan. 5, 2015: Last year ended with stories that FedEx had commitments for 16 Boeing 777Fs. The reports concluded that this was a new deal. It’s not. This story, published Dec. 31, neatly summed up the report and… Read More

Is FedEx poised to order 777Fs?

Oct. 20, 2015. (c) Leeham Co.: Two developments at FedEx may give a boost to Boeing’s slow-selling 777 Classic program. Pilots approved a six year contract that had been open for some time. Pay increases an average of 10%… 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

Boeing sees “healthy” future for 767

Aug. 19. 2015, © Leeham Co. Boeing sees a “healthy” future for the 767 commercial line, but won’t comment whether this includes an effort to rekindle interest for passenger airlines, or if the future is strictly for cargo carriers…. Read More

Interior supplier sees 777, A330 production rates coming down

July 24, 2015: Interior supplier B/E Aerospace sees Boeing 777 Classic and Airbus A330ceo production rates coming down because Airbus and Boeing aren’t filling the “bridge” between the old and new airplane derivatives. In its second quarter earnings… Read More

FedEx orders 50+50 767-300Fs (but no 777Fs)

FedEx today announced an order for 50+50 Boeing 767-300ERFs. We previewed this prospect July 8. But there were no Boeing 777Fs involved, as we reported there “perhaps” might be. FedEx, which also operates the 777F, deferred orders for… Read More