Hexcel reports increased demand for aerospace composites as industry rebounds

By Bryan Corliss Jan. 27, 2023, © Leeham News: Composites materials supplier Hexcel Corp. reported that its fourth-quarter sales were up 29% over the same period last year, driven by increased demand from all across the aerospace industry…. Read More

Outlook 2023: ramping up production at Airbus

Leeham News in addition to Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin, may now be found on Post.news here and on Mastodon here. Subscription Required By Vincent Valery and Scott Hamilton Introduction   Jan. 2, 2023, © Leeham News: LNA wrote a… Read More

HOTR: United likely can cancel A350 order with little penalty

By the Leeham News Team Dec. 5, 2022, © Leeham News: United Airlines appears on the cusp of ordering as many as 100 Boeing 787s, multiple news outlets report. Airbus hopes to sell more A350s to United to… Read More

Pontifications: No engines, billions shy, devastating enviro analysis, Boom’s CEO still exudes optimism

Sept. 20, 2022, © Leeham News: Blake Scholl, the founder and CEO of Boom, the start-up company, continued to paint an optimistic picture about the Overture Supersonic Transport. He told the US Chamber of Commerce Aerospace Summit last… Read More

HOTR: MAX 7 and 10 certification; ecoAviation and the missing life cycles

By the Leeham News Team Sept. 18, 2022, © Leeham News: LNA last week attended the US Chamber of Commerce’s Aerospace Summit in Washington (DC). We’ll have a series of full reports in the coming weeks. Here are… Read More

Pontifications: death knell for the E175-E2 as Delta ALPA nixes Scope change

July 4, 2022, © Leeham News: Any hope that the Delta Air Lines ALPA pilots union will agree to a slightly relaxed Scope Clause in its next contract are just wishful thinking. Few thought DALPA, as the chapter… Read More

Airlines impacted by new aircraft delays

By Vincent Valery Introduction   June 6, 2022, © Leeham News: LNA recently discussed the certification delays on all the current aircraft or variants under development: Airbus A321XLR, Boeing 737-7, 737-10, and 777X. Dreamliner deliveries have also been halted… Read More

Assessing passenger airline fuel efficiency

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   April 4, 2022, © Leeham News: Fuel prices abruptly increased just as travel restrictions started easing after the Covid-19 Omicron wave. The oil price increase accelerated after the Russian invasion of Ukraine…. Read More

Pontifications: As customers wait for 787s, some rethink 777-300ERs

Nov. 8, 2021, © Leeham News: Boeing now has passed one year since deliveries were suspended for the 787. There were 105 787s in inventory at Sept. 30. The current build rate is 2/mo. LNA identified 93 787s… Read More

Major upcoming carrier re-fleetings

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   July 26, 2021, © Leeham News: As passenger traffic in the USA recovers, carriers’ operating cash flow turned consistently positive. With increased confidence in a sustainable passenger recovery, some airlines started ordering… Read More