Pontifications: A330ceo P2F picks up steam

Aug. 16, 2021, © Leeham News: Freighter conversions for the Airbus A330ceo are picking up steam as the inventory jumps following the COVID-19 pandemic. There are 20 A330s that have been converted: 13 -300s and seven -200s. Package… Read More

Exclusive: Airbus discusses A321F new-build program with customers

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Introduction Aug. 9, 2021, © Leeham News: Call it Airbus’s attack on Boeing’s final frontier. After an embarrassing failure with the new-build A330-200F and an ill-conceived A380F, Airbus last month launched the A350F…. Read More

No surge in new-build freighters from COVID expected

Subscription Required Now open to all Readers. By Scott Hamilton Introduction Aug. 17, 2020, © Leeham News: Coronavirus caused a spike in freight demand. But don’t look for Airbus or Boeing to see a spike in demand for… Read More

Amazon, a new challenge for FedEx and UPS

Subscription Required Now open for all readers. By Vincent Valery Introduction  Oct. 7, 2019, © Leeham News: Amazon’s moves into ACMI air service, a dramatic construction of an air freight operation and entering ground delivery services threatens FedEx… 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

Pontifications: Amazon’s quiet plans to grow its airline

Oct. 8, 2018, © Leeham News: Amazon, the giant on-line retailer, continues to move quietly to expand its Amazon Air cargo carrier, with plans to grow the airline to a size that could rival FedEx, market sources tell… Read More

Boeing to hike 767F production; may be only first of several

April 25, 2018, © Leeham News: Buried deep within Boeing’s first quarter earnings report is a single, seemingly innocuous sentence: “Reflecting the strength of the cargo market, we now plan to increase the production rate on the 767… Read More

Challenges facing Boeing in 767-300ER passenger restart

Subscription Required Now open to all readers. Introduction Nov. 13, 2017, © Leeham Co.: The clock is ticking toward the end of the year for Boeing to decide whether to restart the 767-300ER passenger line. Officials want to… Read More

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