Pontifications: National policy, national security

June 15, 2015, c. Leeham Co. The battle between the the Big Three US carriers, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines, vs the Big Three Middle Eastern carriers, Emirates Airline, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways, was… Read More

Hot competition in Middle East, Airframe analysis.

By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction June 15, 2015, C. Leeham Co: We have previously written about the interview with Emirates Airline President and COO, Tim Clark, where he says that in the present competition for Emirates’ medium haul 330… Read More

Paris Air Show, Day 1: Ramp walk

June 14, 2015, Paris Air Show: While waiting for the Bombardier “reveal” of its new CS100 and CS300, each at the air show for the first time, LNC’s Bjorn Fehrm and I walked the ramp. Many airplanes had… Read More

Bombardier makes it official: CSeries exceeds advertised numbers

Ross Mitchell, VP of Business Acquisitions, Bombardier, discusses cabin modularity and flexibility for the CSeries at the 2015 Paris Air Show. June 14, 2015, Paris Air Show: Bombardier made it official today, the pre-event of the opening of… Read More

“7M7” MOM means opportunities all around US

The prospect that Boeing may launch the so-called Middle of the Market (MOM) airplane seems to be gaining ground. We’ve reported previously that our Market Intelligence suggests the MOM would be launched in 2017 or 2018 with an… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Hot competition in Middle east.

By Bjorn Fehrm Boeing needs hundreds of 777 orders to bridge the production gap is now open to all Readers.   Introduction 12 June 2015, C. Leeham Co: Earlier in the week we had an interesting interview with… Read More

A380 cost improvements limited to seating, for now: Bregier

MOM airplane doesn’t make sense. A new MOM should have new technology and it’s not available until 2030. June 9, 2015, c. Leeham Co. Cost improvements for the A380 will be limited for now to increasing seating capacity,… Read More

We want engine choice, say airlines at IATA

June 9, 2015, c. Leeham Co. Airlines want engine choices, not sole-source on airplanes, airlines said at the International Air Transport Assn. (IATA) Annual General Meeting in Miami Beach (FL). Sole-sourcing cost Boeing a major order for the… Read More

MOM market depends on price, says Air Lease Corp

June 9, 2015, c. Leeham Co. The Middle of the Market (MOM) airplane seems next up on the development plate. Air Lease Corp (ALC) is a major player in the development of any new airplane,  and president John… Read More

Boeing still needs hundreds of 777 Classic orders to fill gap

Subscription Required Now open to all readers. Introduction June 9, 2015, c. Leeham Co. Boeing may acknowledge that it will cut the production rate of the 777 Classic by one per month in 2018 as production of the… Read More