Trump reverses self on ExIm Bank

April 13, 2017, © Leeham Co.: President Donald Trump reversed himself and now supports the US Export-Import Bank, according to news reports. He will appoint two people to long-standing vacancies to allow ExIm to approve deals more than… Read More

Could an NMA be made good enough, Part 4?

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction April 13, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Last week we finished the sizing of the fuselage for an NMA design. Now we continue with the wing. We go through the key parameters that… Read More

Delta reviewing Airbus wide-body order, but more is going on

Subscription Required Introduction April 12, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Delta Air Lines today said on its earnings call that it is reviewing its wide-body order with Airbus. At face value, the Delta statement might seem alarming. But as… Read More

Aeroflot, the route to a modern airline

By Bjorn Fehrm April 12, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: Aeroflot, established as the Soviet Union’s flag carrier in 1923, transformed from a state enterprise to a modern airline group after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. The… Read More

United’s new advertisement after passenger incident

April 11, 2017: United Airlines is in the midst of a public relations nightmare following Sunday night’s incident in which a passenger was dragged off a flight at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. A new commercial was immediately launched,… Read More

Pontifications: 787 production rate remains a question

April 10, 2017, © Leeham Co.:  Boeing’s first quarter earnings call is scheduled for April 26, two weeks and two days from today. Officials said on the January earnings call, for year-end 2016, that they will decide this… Read More

Middle Eastern airline turmoil hits Boeing

Subscription Required Introduction April 10, 2017, © Leeham Co.:  Tim Clark of Emirates Airline said the new breed of long-haul, low cost carriers are hurting EK’s load factors and yields. Etihad Airlines’ business strategy of taking financial stakes… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Aircraft engine maintenance, Part 6

  April 7, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: Last week’s Corner developed the overhaul shop visits per year for wide-body engines. We will now look at how the market develops around these overhaul opportunities. How does the shop structure develop… Read More

Things get worse before better at Cathay

April 6, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Cathay Pacific Airways faces a loss this year after posting its first loss in eight years last year. Analysts following the Hong Kong-based airline see another loss, with declining revenues and pricing… Read More

Could an NMA be made good enough, Part 3?

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction April 6, 2017, © Leeham Co.: After sizing the cabin of the NMA, the time has now come to size the fuselage. Can a fuselage be designed that gives an NMA “dual… Read More