Pontifications: Casting eyes toward Dubai Air Show

Aug. 31, 2015, © Leeham Co. September begins tomorrow and we’re only nine weeks away to the 2015 Dubai Air Show. We’re looking to this event to be the last big opportunity for major airplane orders for this… Read More

Boeing’s 767 revitalized as a MOM stop gap, Part 2

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Bjorn’s Corner: Russian aircraft industry.

22 August 2015, ©. Leeham Co: The Russian air show MAKS is taking place in Moscow, on the airfield of Zhukovsky, Southeast of Moscow. The town of Zhukovsky is called the Aero-City of the Russian federation. It houses… Read More

Boeing’s 767 revitalized as a MOM stop gap?

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World air cargo market struggles continue; ominous sign for new-build main-deck freighters

Aug. 26, 2015: World air cargo markets continue to struggle, according to reports yesterday from Cargo Facts newsletter and The Wall Street Journal. Neither report bodes well for new-build, main deck freights, although Cargo Facts concludes a demand… Read More

Six year turnover in sale/leasebacks put supply-demand balance at risk

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Pontifications: FAA shouldn’t be surprised at composite fire duration

August 24, 2015, (c) Leeham Co. News that the US Federal Aviation Administration was surprised at the duration of the composite fire with the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787 in 2013 came as a surprise to the agency, but… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Sale/Leasebacks

21 August 2015, ©. Leeham Co: IndiGo Airlines firmed up Airbus’ largest aircraft sale by unit numbers in the week. The order is for 250 A320neos. This means the airline goes from 180 A320neos on order to 430…. Read More

PW chief credited MRJ with ripple effect leading to CSeries, A320neo, 737 MAX and E-Jet E2

Aug. 20, 2015, © Leeham Co.: Conventional wisdom credits Bombardier’s CSeries with being the disruptor that prompted Airbus to launch the A320neo, which in turn caused Boeing to launch the 737 MAX and Embraer to launch its E-Jet E2…. Read More

Airbus’ and Boeing’s Payload/Range for VLAs

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