Paris Air Show Preview

Subscription Required Introduction May 22, 2017, © Leeham Co. The Paris Air Show begins June 17, and few in the industry expect much in the way of orders this year. The order cycle is on the downward side of… Read More

Pontifications: The pricing jigsaw puzzle

May 22, 2017, © Leeham Co.: The prices airlines and lessors pay for their airplane purchases have long been of intense interest to just about everybody associated with the airline industry. The manufacturers want to know what their… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Keeping airliners operational. Part 5

May 19, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: Last week we described the different working groups and review committees and boards involved in defining a new airliner’s maintenance requirements. We now continue with describing a practical maintenance task from the maintenance… Read More

Regional aircraft for US Scope clause operations. Part 3.

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction May 18, 2017, © Leeham Co.: In the second article about the US regional aircraft market, we looked at the cabins for the regional aircraft we examine. We started with looking at… Read More

Is Bombardier a stalking horse in Boeing complaint?

Analysis May 17, 2017 © Leeham Co.: Is Boeing’s complaint against Bombardier over the Delta Air Lines CSeries deal merely a stalking horse for future action against Airbus? This is the theory of one person LNC spoke with… Read More

Air industry uncertain about Trump policies

May 17, 2017, © Leeham Co.: The US airline industry remains uncertain where the Trump Administration is going, said Adam Pilarski, chief economist of Avitas Aviation, at the annual Airfinance Journal conference in New York. “There are huge… Read More

Interest seen in Boeing’s “797,” says lessor

May 16, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Air Lease Corp., one of the world’s leading lessors, sees a “quite a bit” of interest from its customers in the prospective Boeing Middle of the Market aircraft, says its CEO, John… Read More

Welcome back, Commercial Aviation Report

May 15, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Welcome back, Commercial Aviation Report. Today Leeham Co. is re-launching the publication that became the foundation of an international publishing and conference company and which ultimately led to the creation of Leeham… Read More

Special Report: Focus on the Boeing 737-10

Subscription Required May 15, 2017: © Leeham Co.: It’s coming down to crunch time for Boeing to launch the 737-10 MAX. There was the “soft launch” of the airplane at the March 2017 ISTAT conference in San Diego. The… Read More

Pontifications: Emirates profits drop 83%, MC-21 and more news last week

May 15, 2017, © Leeham Co.: It was a busy news week last week. Emirates Airline headlined its 29th consecutive year of profits, but downplayed an 83% decline. The Irkut MC-21 moved to the tarmac, an indication first… Read More