An accelerating widebody fleet streamlining, Part 2

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   June 8, 2020, © Leeham News: Last week, we saw that earlier generations of widebody aircraft had significant range restrictions. Airlines with sizable long haul operations had to operate multiple aircraft types… Read More

Why did Qantas choose Airbus’ A350-1000 for project Sunrise?

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction December 19, 2019, © Leeham News: Qantas Airways declared the Airbus A350-1000 the winner for its project Sunrise last week. After two years of competition with Boeing’s 777-8, it was the preferred… Read More

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

Qantas’ ultra-long haul dream, Part 3

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction July 06, 2017, © Leeham Co.: In previous articles we have learned how to fly the challenging route Sydney-London direct. From a well-informed person in Qantas we learned not to fight the… Read More

Qantas’ ultra-long haul dream, Part 2

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction June 28, 2017, © Leeham Co.: It’s now time to continue our article on how Qantas could fly the coveted route Sydney-London direct. Our first article aired the 25th of May. A… Read More

Emirates feels low-cost, long-haul competition

Note: Nov. 24 and 25 are Thanksgiving Holidays in the US. Our next post will be Monday. By Bjorn Fehrm 23 November 2016, ©. Leeham Co: Emirates Airline president Tim Clark says the carrier “has to change its… Read More

Odds and Ends: Repairing the Ethiopian 787; the ELT theory

Repairing the 787: The prospect of repairing or writing off the 787 has gained fodder almost on the same level as speculation over the cause of the fire. There have been several articles, including this one yesterday in… Read More

Odds and Ends: Puzzling math remains puzzling in 737 v A320 debate

Puzzling math remains puzzling: Boeing has said for the better part of two years that the 737-800 is 8% more economical than the Airbus A320 and the advantage translates into leads it claims for the MAX over the… Read More

Damaged Qantas A380 to return to service

The Qantas Airbus A380 damaged last year in an uncontained engined failure will return to service by the end of the year, reports Aviation Week. This is in keeping with QF never having an airframe loss. What caught… Read More

Qantas, Transaero buy Airbus; Hazy cool to 737RE

AirInsight just posted three pieces about aircraft developments. One concerns the big order from Qantas for A320/A320neos, another is about the Transaero deal for the A320neo and the third is our report referenced in the 777 post below… Read More