Qatar Airways: Becoming a global powerhouse

By Bjorn Fehrm May 30, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: Qatar Airways is the flag carrier of Qatar, a country of 0.3m Qatari citizens and 2.3m expatriates. Its total population of 2.6m makes it one of the world’s smallest countries…. Read More

Boeing complaint “unprecedented overreach,” says Bombardier

May 30, 2017, © Leeham Co.: “Boeing’s petition…is unprecedented in its overreach. There have been no…imports and no domestic shipments during the period of investigation. There are no lost sales or revenues. Boeing does not even make a… Read More

Bombardier’s missed opportunity for the CS500

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Bombardier “deliberately misleading” in price dumping case, says Boeing

May 29, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Boeing minced no words in its closing brief to the US International Trade Commission in its price dumping complaint against Bombardier. “Bombardier’s intentional obfuscation simply proves that Bombardier has no credible answer… Read More

Pontifications: No sale for Boeing in Bombardier complaint

May 29, 2017, © Leeham Co.: I’m having a really hard time buying into Boeing’s arguments in the complaint about alleged price dumping by Bombardier in its deal with Delta Air Lines. I say this despite the fact… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Keeping airliners operational. Part 6

May 26, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: Last week we looked at a maintenance plan for a common aircraft, the Airbus A320. We learned how typical maintenance tasks were described in the aircraft’s Maintenance Planning Document (MPD). It’s the central… Read More

Bombardier-Delta deal can put Boeing out of business, company claims

May 25, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Boeing says its very future, and that of US aerospace industry, is at risk if Bombardier’s deal with Delta Air Lines for 75 CS100s and 50 options is not fined for price… Read More

Qantas’ ultra-long haul dream

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Etihad Airways: where to now?

By Bjorn Fehrm May 24, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: Etihad Airways appointed a new interim group CEO and CFO on 8th of May. The strategy of James Hogan, Etihad CEO since 2006, to grow the airline through partner alliances,… Read More

Delta shoots down Boeing’s CSeries dumping claim

May 23, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Delta Air Lines shot down Boeing’s claim that Bombardier “dumped” the CSeries order, in testimony last week before the US International Trade Commission. Boeing filed a complaint April 27 that Bombardier sold… Read More