Dissecting the United A319 deal: implications

Subscription required. Introduction May 19, 2015, c. Leeham Co. United Airlines and mega-lessor AerCap announced last week UAL will lease up to 25 Airbus A319s, with deliveries from 2016-2021. The aircraft are currently leased to China Southern Airlines…. Read More

Pontifications: Boeing spin

May 18, 2015: Boeing has always been masterful with spinning its message, but the spin last week strains credibility with its explanation over how it will bridge the production gap for the 777 Classic into production of the… Read More

Paris Air Show: Bombardier

Subscription Required. Introduction March 17, 2015, c. Leeham Co.: Bombardier and air shows just don’t get along. In 2009, there was wide anticipation at the Paris Air Show that BBD would announce a deal with Qatar Airways for… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: China’s civil aviation, from nothing to world’s largest in 2030

Introduction 14 May 2015, C. Leeham Co: In my ISTAT Asia reports, I wrote about how China will overtake USA as largest civil aviation market in  2030. Airbus China Group chairman, Laurence Barron, and I had a chat… Read More

Boeing details 777 bridge plan

May 13, 2015: For the first time Boeing has detailed how it plans to bridge the production between the 777 Classic and 777X, according to aerospace analysts attending the May 12 investors day. Boeing previously said it needs… Read More

ISTAT Asia day two: home for the elderly

Introduction May 12, 2015, c. Leeham Co: As you would have guessed we are talking Asian civil airliners, where planning in the region for the fast growing older generations is inadequate. This was the subject of several sessions during… Read More

Boeing investors day

May 12, 2015: Boeing held its annual investors day May 12. Note in particular the Buckingham and Wells Fargo commentary on the 777 bridge to 777X.

ISTAT Asia: Asian airline market update

Introduction May 11, 2015, c. Leeham Co: We are participating this week in the ISTAT Asia conference in Singapore where IATA and different panels gave an interesting update on the Asian airline market. This is the fifth year that… Read More

Jet Airways, Kenya Airways dumping Boeing 777s

Jet Airways is disposing of all 10 Boeing 777-300ERs (five of which are already leased out) and Kenya Airways is disposing of three 777-300ERs, according to published reports from the regions. The Jet aircraft are 2007 and newer;… Read More

Pontifications: Qatar Air adds US service, US airlines ramp up whining

May 11, 2015: Qatar Airways is going to add service to three more US cities and the US airlines don’t like it. That’s too bad. We’ve heard this story before. First, it was the proposed deregulation of the… Read More