Eurowings’ costs compared with the competition

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Eurowings, Lufthansa Group’s LCC

By Bjorn Fehrm August 30, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: The European leading legacy carriers are all forming LCC arms. First for short-haul and now for long-haul. For Lufthansa, the LCC operations are gradually consolidated under its Eurowings brand. The… Read More

Worries increase over Middle Eastern airlines

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Pontifications: Jets took 30 years to match piston efficiency

Aug. 28, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Airline officials want their airplanes to sip fuel and the engine and airframe manufacturers work mightily to shave even 1% off of consumption. The Airbus A320neo, Boeing 737 MAX, A330neo, A350 and… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Electric aircraft, Part 9

August 25, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: We finished the weight sizing of the hybrid propulsion system for our 50-seat regional turboprop in the last Corner. Now we go a bit more into detail. There are additional parts needed in… Read More

Two short hops or one long for LCC long-range?

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WOW Air, the well placed long-haul LCC

By Bjorn Fehrm August 23, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: WOW Air is the smallest LCC to offer long-haul services over the Atlantic. And it’s the best-placed. AirAsia X’s CEO explained its early problems with flying long-haul LCC. It was… Read More

Airbus looks to increase, US, Canada spending

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Pontifications: DAE acquires AWAS, moves up in lessor status

Aug. 21, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Commercial aviation in the Middle East may be having its severe challenges right now, but over the weekend a major step forward took place. Dubai Aerospace Enterprises over the weekend completed its… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Electric aircraft, Part 8

August 18, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: In this Corner, we will finish the design of the hybrid propulsion system for our 50-seat regional turboprop. We use the ATR42-600 as a reference, as before (Figure 1). We found an acceptable… Read More