Sunset of the Quads, Part 5

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Sep. 3rd, 2020, © Leeham News: Last week, we compared the economics of the A340-300 and the 777-200ER on the Paris to San Francisco route. We now turn our attention to Airbus’… Read More

Pontifications: A330neo future bleak from COVID impact

Aug. 17, 2020, © Leeham News: At least half the Airbus A330-900 skyline is with airlines that are in administration, technically insolvent or with a politically sanctioned carrier. These could be characterized as in Red Alert. The COVID-19… Read More

A lingering shakeup in European skies

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Aug. 11, 2020, © Leeham News: There is a shake-up still to come for European airlines. LNA wrote in early March about the financial vulnerability of several European airlines as the COVID-19… Read More

An upcoming shakeup in European skies

By Vincent Valery Introduction   Mar. 3, 2020, © Leeham News: After the 2012-2014 European sovereign debt crisis, passenger traffic grew briskly in Europe. The expansion of low-cost airlines, combined with increasing passenger traffic from Asia, contributed to this… Read More

32 Boeing 787s are AOG due to Rolls-Royce Trent issues; number will climb

April 27, 2018 © Leeham Co.: There are 32 Boeing 787s grounded because of problems with the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000-C engines and the number will rise “a bit,” LNC has confirmed. The US Federal Aviation Administration and Europe’s… Read More

Boeing faces 787 deliveries slow down with Rolls-Royce problems; earnings call April 25

April 21, 2018 © Leeham News: On the eve of the Boeing first quarter earnings call Wednesday, the company faces a slow-down in 787 deliveries at a time when it is gearing to ramp up production to 14/mo… Read More

FAA AD may severely limit ETOPS of some RR-powered 787s: sources

April 14, 2018, © Leeham News: An airworthiness directive from the US Federal Aviation Administration is expected as early as Tuesday that could severely restrict flight operations some of Rolls-Royce-powered Boeing 787s. The AD is expected to require… Read More

The Boom SST engine challenges: Summary

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required Introduction December 19, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: It’s time to round off our article series around the engine for a Supersonic Transport Aircraft (SST). The series was triggered by Boom Technologies’ plans to launch… Read More

Is a Boom SST good business for Virgin Atlantic?

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required Introduction November 21, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: The emergence of Boom Technology and Virgin Atlantic’s plans to offer supersonic business class passenger traffic over the Atlantic is intriguing. Figure 1. Boom Technologies Boom Mach… Read More

Will Boom succeed where Concorde failed?

By Bjorn Fehrm November 17, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: Boom Technology plans to do a 45-seat airliner for supersonic passenger traffic with service entry by 2023. Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic has already placed an optional order for 10 units… Read More