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

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required Introduction June 6, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: In January last year I had a discussion with Airbus CEO Fabrice Bregier regarding the innovation level at Airbus. The background to the discussion was that… Read More

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

Subscription Required Introduction Sept. 17, 2015, © Leeham Co., Mobile (AL): Tom Enders, the chairman and CEO of Airbus Group, is “confident” engine makers can accommodate single-aisle airplane production ramp-ups being considered by Airbus and Boeing. CFM makes… Read More

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

Airbus COO faces production challenge vs bulging order book

Subscription required. Now open to all Readers. Introduction June 15, 2015, Paris Air Show, c. Leeham Co. Airbus, like Boeing, is faced with an embarrassment of riches: too many orders for the A320 and A350 production rates that… Read More

Pontifications: the A380, Airbus and Boeing

May 4, 2015, c. Leeham Co. Of all the things we write about, nothing stirs responses and readership than news–of any kind–about the Airbus A380. Last week I wrote about Malaysia Airlines putting a large number of its… Read More

Airbus investors day Dec. 10-11: here’s our preview

The annual Airbus investors days are tomorrow and Thursday in London. Airbus will webcast the event; go here to link up. The presentations will include a mix of commercial and military, with John Leahy, chief operating officer of… Read More

Odds and Ends: Airbus to lower A330 rate; Mitsubishi MRJ rollout Saturday; Delta retiring 747s; Enders slams German government; MC-21

MC-21 will claim 10% of world market: So Irkut claims. Here’s a 10 minute video.   Update, 7am PDT Oct. 17: Airbus announced it will lower production rates on the A330ceo from 10 to nine a month in… Read More