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Leeham News and Comment

Intelligence for the Aviation Industry: Value*Performance*Reliability
  1. Pontifications: Transformation is key to increasing production rates

    Feb. 19, 2018, © Leeham Co.: The likely prospect that Airbus and Boeing will increase single-aisle production rates next decade is outlined in our paywall article today. The whys and capabilities to do so are outlined in the... Read More

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  2. Airbus, Boeing likely to push for 70/mo single aisle airplane production rates: analysis

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  3. Leahy remains steadfast in A380 future

    Feb. 16, 2018, © Leeham Co.: It’s been a long struggle and there isn’t a re-engining any time soon, but John Leahy still firmly believes in the market viability of the Airbus A380. Leahy, who retired last month... Read More

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  4. Bjorn’s Corner: Aircraft drag reduction, Part 17

    February 16, 2018, ©. Leeham Co: In the last Corner, we discussed supersonic flow and drag. Now it’s time to talk about the drag created by transonic flow on an aircraft. Transonic drag When an aircraft flies slowly, below... Read More

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  5. Airbus group 2017: The A320 is the group moneymaker despite problems

    By Bjorn Fehrm February 15, 2018, ©. Leeham Co in Toulouse: Airbus Group presents better results for 2017 than predicted, despite challenges in several programs. Profit was up 34% on flat revenues. The underlying driver for the strong performance... Read More

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  6. Airbus, plagued by “decapitation,” faces tough choices on NMA: consultant

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  7. No harm to Boeing, no threat to US aerospace, ITC finds

    Feb,. 14, 2018: The US International Trade Commission’s 4-0 vote against Boeing in the Bombardier trade complaint last month found no harm was suffered by Boeing and no threat to the US aerospace industry occurred with the sale... Read More

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  8. Next round in Airbus-Boeing WTO battle nears

    Feb. 14, 2018, © Leeham Co.: The Boeing-Bombardier trade fight isn’t over, yet. The parties received on Feb. 9 the written decision by the US International Trade Commission and the public version, redacted of confidential and proprietary information,... Read More

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  9. Norwegian flies in thin air

    By Bjorn Fehrm February 14, 2018, ©. Leeham Co: Norwegian Air Shuttle (Norwegian) is in an aggressive expansion phase. The airline is setting up as many low-cost routes as possible across the Atlantic, to gain critical market share before... Read More

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  10. NMA demand skeptics aren’t thinking outside the box, Boeing exec says

    Feb. 13, 2018, © Leeham Co.: Skeptics who question Boeing’s market demand forecast of 4,000 airplanes for the New Midrange Aircraft aren’t thinking “outside the box,” says Randy Tinseth, VP Marketing. Tinseth heads up the team that prepares... Read More

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