From war to partner: Airbus and the CSeries

Oct. 18, 2017, © Leeham Co.: It was the annual media day in 2010 that Airbus declared war on the Bombardier CSeries. Lufthansa Group in 2009 was the launch customer of the CSeries with an order for 30… Read More

Boeing’s advantage going into 2018

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Airbus has decent showing in down year

June 23, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Although Boeing ran away with the Paris Air Show orders, commitments and headlines, Airbus actually had a respectable showing in a down year. Airbus announced orders and commitments for 326 aircraft. Twenty… Read More

Propelled by MAX 10, Boeing thumps Airbus at Paris Air Show

June 22, 2017, © Leeham Co.: The Boeing 737 MAX 10 received a rousing endorsement from lessors and airlines last week at the Paris Air Show. There were 361 orders and commitments announced, blowing through Boeing’s own forecast… Read More

Heading into the final PAS day, a recap of orders

June 22, 2017, © Leeham Co.: As we head into the final day of the Paris Air Show, Boeing has a commanding lead in announced orders and commitments over Airbus. But we’re all waiting for the End-of-Show press… Read More

United opts for 100 MAX 10s

June 20, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Boeing closed out the second day of the Paris Air Show capturing the orders headlines again with a big one: 100 for the 737 MAX 10 from United Airlines. While the number… Read More

Boeing has MOM sector “crisis,” says Leahy

June 5, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Boeing has a “crisis” in the Middle of the Market airplane sector, declared Airbus’ top salesman. Development of the 737 MAX 10, which is expected to be launched at the Paris Air… Read More

Airbus ponders lowering production rate on A380

June 5, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Airbus “likely” will decide this year to lower production rates below 1/mo in 2019, officials said today during a press event at the IATA Annual General Meeting in Cancun, Mexico. They declined… Read More

If Boeing builds MAX 10, will customers come?

Subscription Required Introduction March 7, 2017, © Leeham Co.: If Boeing builds the 737-10, which appears increasingly likely, will customers come? This is always the multi-billion-dollar question for any aircraft and engine manufacturer. For Boeing, launching the 737-10… Read More

Pontifications: Airbus, Boeing single-aisle production rates solid

Jan. 23, 2017, © Leeham Co.: The global economy is softening and airlines are deferring airplanes, but we don’t see Airbus or Boeing trimming aircraft production for their single-aisle airplanes. Over-sales and rising fuel prices support today’s A320… Read More