First mover or not, that is the question: A321XLR vs NMA

Subscription Required Introduction July 23, 2018, © Leeham News: First mover or not first mover, that is the question. In a pre-Farnborough Air Show interview with another publication, Airbus Group CEO Tom Enders said Airbus had the advantage… Read More

Boeing’s strategy to de-risk design, production

Subscription Required Introduction April 2, 2018, © Leeham News: Boeing’s painful experience the with the development, design, production and grounding of the 787—costing billions of dollars in overruns and penalties with a delay of nearly four years—led to… Read More

Focus on NMA engines: all OEMs vying for Boeing’s approval

Subscription Required Now open to all readers. Introduction March 22, 2018, © Leeham Co.: As Boeing enters the final stretch whether to launch the New Midrange Aircraft (NMA, aka 797) market focus should shift to the engines more… Read More

Production transformation key to Boeing NMA

March 20, 2018, © Leeham News: As Boeing builds the business case for the New Midrange Airplane (NMA, or 797), dozens of major factors come into play, along with the hundreds or thousands of smaller one. The market… Read More

Retirement wave coming that will boost A330neo sales, says Airbus

March 6, 2018: Airbus is ramping up the messaging for the slow-selling A330neo, reiterating its view that a wave of retirements is coming from current A330 operators that will support new sales. LNC first reported the message Dec…. Read More

Airbus, plagued by “decapitation,” faces tough choices on NMA: consultant

Subscription Required Introduction Feb. 15, 2018, © Leeham Co.: Airbus’ plans to respond to Boeing’s prospective New Midrange Aircraft, aka 797, is a mystery to one of the industry’s leading aviation consultants. Richard Aboulafia of the Teal Group… Read More

Airbus, Boeing square off with A330neo, 787 in advance of NMA launch

Subscription Required Introduction Feb. 8, 2018, Leeham Co.: Boeing hasn’t launched the New Midrange Aircraft (NMA, aka 797) and may not until next year. But the maneuvering to capture, solidify or preempt moves is already well underway by… Read More

Boeing’s special needs in the next decade may be solved by Embraer

Subscription Required Introduction Jan. 8, 2018, © Leeham Co.: Key factors may play into the prospective business venture, however it’s defined, between Boeing and Embraer that have gotten little notice. Boeing’s need for engineering talent from Embraer has… Read More

Boeing moves EIS target for NMA to 2027: sources

Subscription Required Introduction Dec. 4, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Officially, Boeing says the New Midmarket Aircraft (NMA, or 797) entry-into-service will be around 2024-25 if the program is launched. LNC has learned the target date now being discussed… 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