Bjorn’s Corner: New aircraft technologies. Part 32. Design for production

September 29, 2023, ©. Leeham News: We are discussing the Detailed design phase of an airliner development program. We have talked about program management methods, development techniques, and tools for Detailed design. But there is one area that… Read More

Boeing’s Calhoun: Be patient for a new airplane

By Scott Hamilton June 1, 2023, © Leeham News: Boeing CEO David Calhoun remains upbeat about the company’s future despite occasional setbacks and a struggling defense unit. But in a media briefing on May 30 in advance of… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: New aircraft technologies. Part 6P. Fuselage manufacturing

Subscription required By Bjorn Fehrm March 31, 2023, ©. Leeham News: This is a complementary article to Part 6. Fuselage manufacturing. It discusses in detail how to manufacture a non-circular fuselage that avoids fatigue problems.

Pontifications: LNA’s Top 10 stories of 2022

Dec. 26, 2022, © Leeham News: This year has been a year of recovery. Recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Recovery from shortages in the supply chain, layoffs during the pandemic and from financial losses. Boeing continues to struggle… Read More

The Economics of the 767 and A330 at Seven and Eight abreast

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction Dec. 8, 2022, © Leeham News: In a previous article, we started speculating what an NMA type of aircraft would look like based on a Boeing 767 cross-section. An airliner’s cross-section decides… Read More

Pontifications: A lost decade for new airplanes

By Scott Hamilton Subscription Required Dec. 5, 2022, © Leeham News: In September 2020, LNA wrote that commercial aviation was facing a “lost decade.” The impetus for this prediction was the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. “Commercial aviation is facing… Read More

The Boeing 767 Cross Section, Part 1

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Nov. 24, 2022, © Leeham News: Last week, we saw the impact of using a nine-abreast economy class seating configuration on the Airbus A330neo economic performance against the Boeing 787-9. The passenger… Read More

Pontifications: Boeing is fighting the last war instead of the present one

Nov. 7, 2022, © Leeham News: With the firm declaration that Boeing won’t launch a new airplane program until the next decade, CEO David Calhoun is signaling he’s content to see the company shrivel into a distant number… Read More

The Airbus and Boeing market outlooks, Part 2

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Credit: Leeham Company LLC Sept.  19, 2022, © Leeham News: In the first article last week, we focused on the differences in market outlook assumptions between Airbus and Boeing. Despite similar levels… Read More

The Airbus and Boeing market outlooks, Part 1

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Sept.  12, 2022, © Leeham News: Airbus and Boeing published their updated 2022-2041 commercial aircraft outlooks ahead of the July Farnborough Air Show. Unsurprisingly, both OEMs saw robust demand for the next… Read More