From war to partner: Airbus and the CSeries

Oct. 18, 2017, © Leeham Co.: It was the annual media day in 2010 that Airbus declared war on the Bombardier CSeries. Lufthansa Group in 2009 was the launch customer of the CSeries with an order for 30… 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

Odds and Ends: Airbus neos; 757RS/A320RS; charity efforts

Airbus neos: The conversation continues, with Tom Williams, EVP of programmes, giving an interview to Flight Global about the A330neo and the A380neo. Plane Talking has another version of the Williams interview. Notable in Plane Talking’s report is… Read More

Airbus Innovation Days: synopsis of a lot of stuff

We’ve been at the Airbus Innovation Days in Toulouse, with about 200 others from around the globe. Here are some highlights: A380 wing rib issues: As reported previously in various media, Tom Williams, EVP-programs, outlined the issues with… Read More

Reports from the Airbus neo event

Our partner at AirInsight, Addison Schonland, has posted additional reports from his attendance to the Airbus neo event April 5. Tom Williams, EVP briefing. John Leahy’s briefing. This is different than the one-on-one interview Addison had. Keeping the… Read More