Airbus faces challenges for A330neo

Subscription Required Aug. 26, 2019, © Leeham News: Airbus faces near-term challenges with its production skyline for the A330, even at a reduce rate of 4/mo, an analysis shows. Looking forward from next year, when there are slightly… Read More

A330neo sales off to slow start: Air Lease Corp

May 16, 2018, © Leeham News: There is “intense” price competition between Airbus and Boeing on the A330neo and 787, says an industry leader. Sales of the A330neo are “off to a slow start,” says Steven Udvar-Hazy, executive… Read More

Trump decertifies Iran nuke deal, throws Airbus, Boeing orders in doubt

Subscription Required Introduction Oct. 16, 2017, © Leeham Co.: President Donald Trump announced Friday he will decertify the Iran nuclear deal, throwing into doubt a host of related commercial deals, including huge aircraft orders. Iran Air Airbus A330…. Read More

Potential credit crisis in China would hurt aviation industry

Subscription Required Now open to all readers (11/27/17). Introduction Sept. 4, 2017, © Leeham Co.: China, now the world’s second largest economy, appears to be feeling the strains of its long, explosive growth. The economy is slowing, there… Read More

Deferrals at historic low, say Boeing CEO

Feb. 9, 2017: Requests for order deferrals are at an historic low but there are still challenges in bridging the production gap between the 777 Classic and 777X, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said during a Cowen & Co…. Read More

Iran, Boeing reach agreement on big aircraft order; Trump casts cloud

Dec. 11, 2016: Iran and Boeing reached an agreement on the 80-airplane order that includes 50 737 MAX 8s, 15 777-300ERs and 15 777-9s. The final contract still has unspecified contingencies before it can be booked as firm orders,… Read More

Pontifications: Airbus, Boeing still can sell planes to Iran Air

Nov. 21, 2016, © Leeham Co.: The vote last week by the US House of Representatives to block Airbus and Boeing from selling airplanes to Iran Air doesn’t do this, even if the US Senate goes along and… Read More

UPS order tops off 747-8 line through 2020

UPS Boeing 747-8F. Source: Boeing. Subscription Required Introduction Oct. 31, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Last week’s order for 14 Boeing 747-8Fs and 14 options by UPS assures continuation of the program through 2020. If options are exercised, and… Read More

Analysts opine on Airbus, Boeing, Iran and Brexit

June 24, 2016: Brexit continues to creep into US analyst reports for the potential impact of companies doing business in the United Kingdom. But there are other issues as well. Highlights this week: Spirit Aerosystem is a supplier… Read More

Pontifications: Time to calm down from last week’s news cycle

June 27, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Last week turned out to be one of the busiest in aviation in quite some time. Details of the Iran Air Boeing “order” emerged. Everyone overlooks that this is really a “Memorandum of Agreement,”… Read More