The A350, Part 7: The A350-900ULR versus 777-200LR/A340-500

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   February 25, 2021, © Leeham News: Last week, we started analyzing the long rangers of the Airbus A350, Boeing 777, and Airbus A340 families. The A340-500 and the 777-200LR are a generation… Read More

Exclusive: Boeing shifts 118 777 orders to “iffy” under accounting rule; 191 firm orders remain

By Scott Hamilton and Vincent Valery Feb. 1, 2021, © Leeham News: There are now just 191 firm orders for the Boeing 777X. Boeing last week reclassified 118 777X orders from firm to iffy (LNA’s term) due to… Read More

Enhancing the Dreamliner, Part 5: 787-10

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Nov. 5, 2020, © Leeham News: After analyzing the 787-9, we now turn our attention to the last Dreamliner variant that entered into service, the -10. The 787-10 was developed as a… Read More

Better to bring capacity back with a 787-10 or 777-300ER

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   May 14, 2020, © Leeham News: Last week, we compared the economics of the Boeing 777-300ER and 777-9 on the world’s busiest intercontinental route. The older aircraft proved a viable alternative, thanks… Read More

The Impact of Asian airline difficulties on OEMs

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Feb. 24, 2020, © Leeham News: Passenger traffic in the Asia-Pacific region has grown dramatically since the turn of the century. Except for temporary dips caused by SARS in 2003 and the… Read More

A380 service life struggles

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction Sep. 30, 2019, © Leeham News: It hasn’t been an easy year for the Airbus A380 program since the end of production was announced in February. Lufthansa announced in March that Airbus… Read More

A380 suffers new blow, future remains bleak

Subscription Required Air France is returning five of 10 A380s to lessors. Photo via Google images. Dec. 3, 2018, © Leeham News: Air France will return five leased Airbus A380s to lessors next year and in 2020, citing… Read More

The changes to the A350-900ULR

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction June 28, 2017, © Leeham News: Airbus has published more information about the A350-900ULR Singapore Airlines will get after the summer. The new A350-900 Airport Planning Guide from Airbus shows the A350-900ULR… Read More

Wide-body production rates show mix of strength, weakness

Subscription Required Introduction May 14, 2018, © Leeham News: Wide-body production rates by Airbus and Boeing are expected to go up modestly during the next three year, with a jump in 2022—if Boeing 777X production rates head for… Read More

Airbus’ Ultra Long Range A350 starts flight test

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction April 26, 2018, © Leeham News: Airbus Ultra Long-Range version of the A350-900 took off for the first time Monday. The aircraft will conduct a short flight test program before being painted… Read More