A321XLR: where airlines will fly the Airbus aircraft

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery June 24, 2019, © Leeham News: As widely expected Airbus officially launched the A321XLR on the first day of the Paris Air Show. First deliveries are expected in 2023. With the Maximum Takeoff… Read More

Embraer sees need for 10,550 airplanes in 50-150 sectors

May 29, 2019, © Leeham News: Embraer, in what will be its last 20-year market forecast as an independent company, sees a demand for 10,550 jet and turboprop aircraft from 50 to 150 seats through 2038. The company,… Read More

Airlines must change tactics to attract maintenance workers

#MROAM Subscription Required Introduction April 18, 2019, © Leeham News: Airlines need to create a pleasing work environment even in the industrial atmosphere of “wrench turners” if they are going to attract millennials to become maintenance workers. Boeing… Read More

Bombardier CEO “proud” at A220 FAL groundbreaking

Jan. 16, 2019, © Leeham News, Mobile (AL): Groundbreaking for the Airbus A220 final assembly line today might be viewed as a bittersweet moment for Alain Bellemare, CEO on Bombardier, designer of the C Series. The program nearly… Read More

Huge surge of A320 orders greatly exceed near-, mid-term A320 retirements

Subscription Required Introduction Oct. 4, 2018, © Leeham News: The huge surge of orders for the Airbus A320 family far outstrips the aging aircraft statistics, an analysis shows. Airbus has a backlog of more than 6,000 A320 family… Read More

With a month to elections, Embraer bolsters backlog

Subscription Required Introduction Sept. 10, 2018, © Leeham News: With the Brazilian elections less than a month away, the outcome of the presidential race will determine whether the proposed joint venture between Embraer and Boeing will be approved…. Read More

Rising fuel prices hit earnings, but there’s a silver lining for OEMs

Subscription Required Introduction July 30, 2018, © Leeham Co.: Fuel prices are spiking and it’s already causing airlines to adjust growth and fleet plans. But rising fuel prices could mean orders for slow-selling aircraft might pick up. Still,… Read More

Future Mobile A220 final assembly line already pushing capacity

July 11, 2018, © Leeham News: The order for 60 Airbus A220-300s, when added to the order for 75 A220-100s by Delta Air Lines and the anticipated order for 60 A220-300s by USA start-up carrier Moxy Airlines, nearly… Read More

JetBlue orders 60 A220-300s in surprise timing

July 10, 2018, (c) Leeham News: JetBlue announced an order today for 60 Airbus A220-300s, nee Bombardier CS300s. The airline took options on 60 more. The timing is a surprise–JetBlue previously said it would not be ready to… Read More

Pontifications: C Series to Airbus, 10 years since program launch, lower fuel burn

July 2, 2018, © Leeham News: Airbus officially became the majority partner yesterday of the C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership, or CSALP. Airbus has a 50.01% stake in the LP, with Bombardier and the province of Quebec holding… Read More