Airbus Group: the old Airbus haunts the new

By Bjorn Fehrm February 24, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: Airbus Group (“Airbus”) presented results for 2016 in line with guidance. The Airbus CEO Tom Enders said, “This is the best Airbus, ever.” Yet everything was not as expected; most… Read More

Long, bitter history precedes union vote at Boeing Charleston today

Feb. 15, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Boeing’s touch-labor workers at its 787 assembly plant in North Charleston (SC) will vote today on whether to become represented by the International Association of Machinists (IAM). It’s a vote with huge… Read More

Airbus, Boeing claim victory in today’s WTO ruling over Washington State tax breaks

Airbus claims “knockout blow.” Boeing claims “complete victory.” WTO Summary of findings and ruling. All the WTO documents are here. Opinion: No sanctions will be levied on Airbus or Boeing. Seattle Times on why nothing will happen with… Read More

Airbus’ Eccleston talks about reorganization and WTO

Subscription Required Now open to all readers. Introduction Oct. 6, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Airbus’ reorganization continues to unfold, with key components to be revealed, including key personnel appointments. LNC sat down in Seattle with Barry Eccleston, president of… Read More

Pontifications: Reorganization at Airbus

  Oct. 3, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Airbus confirmed Friday the news reports from Bloomberg and Reuters that a major organizational restructuring of the company is underway. The Wall Street Journal had this report Friday. Airbus Group CEO… Read More

Airbus stepping up innovation

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Airbus Group 2015 results: A330 increase to seven per month

By Bjorn Fehrm 24 February 2016, ©. Leeham Co: Airbus will increase the production rate of the A330 from six per month to seven beginning next year, it was announced today. The move comes after reducing the rate… Read More

Airbus gearing toward 63 A320s per month; Boeing sure to follow

Oct. 5, 2015, © Leeham Co. Airbus appears to be closing in on a decision to boost the production rate of the A320 family to 63/mo by the end of the decade, a new report from Bernstein Research… Read More

Airbus ‘confident’ engine makers can ramp up production

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Airbus Mobile FAL a victory for CEO Enders

Sept. 14, 2015, © Leeham Co., Mobile (AL): The opening of the Airbus Mobile (AL) A320 Final Assembly Line (FAL) is viewed by some close associates as a personal victory for Tom Enders, the chief executive officer of… Read More