SAP and advanced manufacturing cut costs for current, new airplanes

Subscription Required July 1, 2019, © Leeham News: Improving supply chain management is one of the many, many key factors in making the business case for the prospective Boeing New Midmarket Airplane. The prospective Boeing NMA needs SAP… Read More

The range of Airbus A321XLR

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction June 27, 2019, © Leeham News: Airbus launched the extended range A321XLR last week at the Paris Air Show. The range of the aircraft was presented as 4,700nm with an “around 200… Read More

Airbus appears poised to launch A321XLR

Subscription Required Introduction Feb. 25, 2019, © Leeham News: The longer Boeing dithers on launching the New Midmarket Airplane, the harder it is to close an already difficult business case. News last week that Airbus finally, at long… Read More

Pontifications: March is a critical month for engine OEMs

Feb. 25, 2019, © Leeham News: Even as Boeing put off a decision whether to launch the New Midmarket Aircraft until 2020, next month could be an important milestone—not only for the program but especially for the engine… Read More

Countdown to NMA decision, Part 4: Time out

Subscription Required Feb. 4, 2019, © Leeham News: It’s time for Airbus to launch the A321XLR. Boeing last week announced a program launch for the New Midmarket Airplane won’t come until 2020 at the earliest. Authority to Offer… Read More

Key customers shrug off Boeing’s 2020 NMA launch date

Jan. 30, 2019, © Leeham News: Key customers and suppliers shrugged off Boeing’s announcement today that a program launch for the prospective New Midmarket Aircraft won’t come until 2020. If Boeing goes ahead with the NMA, a decision… Read More

Rolls-Royces sees NMA “addressable” market as 4,000-5,000, same as Boeing

Jan. 22, 2019, © Leeham News: Rolls-Royce sees an “addressable” market for the Middle of the Market Aircraft at between 4,000 and 5,000 over 20 years—the same size Boeing sees. But at the Airfinance Journal annual conference today… Read More

Countdown to decision on Boeing’s NMA, Part 3: Engine selection

By Dan Catchpole Subscription Required Introduction January 21 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing number crunchers are feverishly working through engine bids from Rolls-Royce, Pratt & Whitney and CFM International, the partnership of Safran and General Electric (GE), the… Read More

Pontifications: More hints NMA is a “go”

Dec. 3, 2018, © Leeham News: Safran, the French company that is a 50% partner in CFM International, believes Boeing will launch the New Midmarket Airplane next year. Safran held its investors day last Thursday. In sideline conversation,… Read More

How useful is an NMA, Part 6

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction November 14, 2018, © Leeham News.: Last week we operated the future Boeing NMA from North American hubs. The aircraft would cover the North American market well but would have limitations when… Read More