Comparing A350s, 787s and A380s

Editor’s note: We don’t typically do “trip reports;” this isn’t the scope of LNC. But occasionally one crosses our desk that we find of interest. One of our readers, William Bain, provided the following to us and we thought… 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

Pontifications: A380 “oh-woe-is-me” valid, if premature

Sept. 19, 2016, © Leeham Co. The real (very boring) headline should be: “Aircraft lease reaches end.” This was the wry comment by Alasdair Whyte of Aircraft Investor last week, reporting on media coverage of Singapore Airlines’ decision… Read More

Rolls Royce, Microsoft and Singapore Airlines: Time to analyze all that data

By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction July 12, 2016, ©. Leeham Co. Farnborough Air Show: Rolls Royce announced a strategic agreement for big Data analysis with Microsoft at yesterday’s Farnborough Air show. Rolls-Royce for years has been monitoring the health of… Read More

Top 10 Stories in 2015

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE: Unless there is major, breaking news, Leeham News and Comment is taking the Christmas-New Year’s holidays off. We resume our normal publishing scheduled Jan. 4, 2016. So what do we have? Mitsubishi holding an MRJ briefing… Read More

Boeing stock sell-off on 777-200ER deal over-blown

Stock sell off on Boeing 777-200ER purchase price overblown. Wells Fargo stock downgrade the next day spurs larger sell-off. Credit Suisse takes a deep dive into Boeing cash flow. Accelerating PDPs, purchase payments continues to support cash flow…. Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Increasing an aircraft’s range, further considerations

  23 October 2015, ©. Leeham Co: In last week’s Corner, we went through how Airbus can offer an Ultra Long Haul (ULH) aircraft to Singapore Airlines by increasing the Maximum Take-Off Weight of its A350-900, increasing the… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Increasing an aircraft’s range

16 October 2015, ©. Leeham Co: Airbus announced this week how it made an Ultra Long Haul (ULH) aircraft out of the long haul A350-900. The resulting A350-900ULR (Ultra Long Range) enables Singapore Airlines to reopen the famous… Read More

Delta Air sees 777 surplus developing

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Qantas robbed of longest flight by Emirates and then Singapore airlines

By Bjorn Fehrm Oct. 14 2015, ©. Leeham Co: The planned “Flight 21” of Singapore Airlines between Singapore and New York would rob Qantas Airways of the title of flying the longest direct flight in the world come 2018…. Read More