Middle Eastern airline turmoil hits Boeing

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Major fleet decisions may not be positive for Airbus, Boeing

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Is Emirates in trouble?

Introduction Jan. 12, 2017, © Leeham Co.: There are a growing number of articles around the Emirates airline that points to recent weaknesses in the airline’s operating model. Here are just two: “Is Emirates Airline running out of… Read More

Pontifications: Final thoughts of the Paris Air Show

Our interview during the Paris Air Show with Tom Williams, president and COO of Airbus Commercial, is now open to all Readers. Williams discussions production, supply chain issues, launch aid for the potential A380neo and more. June 22,… Read More

Odds and Ends from Paris Air Show

A350-1100, A380neo A350-900, 787-10 thrust issues June 18, 2015: The industrial part of the Paris Air Show is over, and here are some closing odds and ends. We may have some more next week when we decompress. A350-1100… Read More

Engine Alliance undertakes PIPs, but not to level Emirates wants

June 17, 2015, Paris Air Show, c. Leeham Co. Engine Alliance, one of the two power plant suppliers for the Airbus A380, said today that it is undertaking Performance Improvement Package (PIP) upgrades to the GP7200 to lower… Read More

We want engine choice, say airlines at IATA

June 9, 2015, c. Leeham Co. Airlines want engine choices, not sole-source on airplanes, airlines said at the International Air Transport Assn. (IATA) Annual General Meeting in Miami Beach (FL). Sole-sourcing cost Boeing a major order for the… Read More

Emirates A350/787 bake-off remains wide open

June 9, 2015, c. Leeham Co. Competition between Airbus and Boeing remains wide open between the A350-900 and the 787-10, says the president of Emirates Airline despite an Internet report that the carrier has tilted toward Boeing. “No,… Read More

Paris Air Show: Qatar and others

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This is a pivotal year for the A380 as Airbus considers neo, PIPs

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