Boeing 737 rate hike factors

Boeing 737 factory in Renton (WA). Boeing rendering. Subscription Required Introduction Nov. 30, 2015, © Leeham Co.: As Boeing ponders whether to increase production rates of the 737 line beyond the previously announced 52/mo rate effective in 2018,… Read More

Pontifications: Looking to year-end

Nov. 30, 2015, © Leeham Co.: One month to go to the end of 2015. What’s left to come? The first Boeing 737 MAX is rolling out of the factory Dec. 8. For reasons that defy obvious explanation,… Read More

Icelandic becomes first regular airline to serve Antarctica

Nov. 27, 2015: Loftleider Icelandic Airlines is the first regular airline to serve the world’s seventh continent, Antarctica. Icelandic, a sister company to Icelandair and crewed by Icelandair, operated a Boeing 757-200 into the Union Glacier station last… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Aircraft deterioration

27 November 2015, ©. Leeham Co: In an article yesterday, we looked at the economics of acquiring used aircraft for long range operations. We compare getting a second hand Boeing 777-200ER or Airbus A340-300 to operate as a… Read More

Used B777-200ER or A340-300?

Subscription required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction Nov. 26 2015, ©. Leeham Co: In recent articles we have latched on to the debate around the prices for used Boeing 777-200 aircraft. Contrary to the market appraising companies’ ideas about second… Read More

Bombardier looks to the future

By Bjorn Fehrm Nov. 25 2015, ©. Leeham Co: Bombardier (BBD) has not had an easy year. The stock plunged from just over $4 at the beginning of the year to a low of just over $1 today on… Read More

State investment in Bombardier further mockery of WTO

Nov. 24, 2015, (c) Leeham Co. With the $1bn investment by the Province of Quebec in the Bombardier CSeries program, another example of government funding emerges in commercial aviation development. Setting aside whether the investment might be challenged… Read More

The turbo-prop conundrum: small market, high costs

ATR Turbo-prop. Photo via Google images. Subscription Required Introduction ATR and Bombardier are incumbents. China has a home-market offering. Indonesia and India want to create a product. It’s the 60-seat and up turbo-prop market. It’s too many companies… Read More

Pontifications: “I’m glad you’re not going far.”

Nov. 23, 2015, (c) Leeham Co. An Airbus A321 is blown out of the sky over Egypt. Two Air France jumbo jets are diverted due to bomb threats. ISIS stages multiple, simultaneous attacks in Paris. Additional attacks are… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Production rates

20 November 2015, ©. Leeham Co: Emirates Airline CEO, Tim Clark, is quoted as having said “it takes them forever to get this thing up.” He was talking about the Airbus A350 production rate and his reasons for… Read More