Pontifications: 49 years ago, the first 747 rolled out

Sept. 30, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Today is the 49th anniversary of the roll-out of the Boeing 747-100. On Nov. 7, United Airlines operates its last 747 flight. Delta Air Lines ends it 747 service this year. Afterward,… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Laminar flow aircraft

September 29, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: Airbus flew its “Blade” laminar flow research aircraft for the first time this week. It’s a project in the European Clean Sky research program. The “Blade” aircraft is a modified Airbus A340-300, where… Read More

American wants to decide A350 fate within six months

Sept. 28, 2017, © Leeham Co., Grapevine (TX): American Airlines would like to decide within six months what it will do with its order for 22 Airbus A350-900s, a left-over deal from US Airways before the latter acquired… Read More

Airbus is working on a 7,000nm A330-900

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Assessing the impact of the Bombardier decision

Sept. 27, 2017, © Leeham Co.: The aviation world is still in shock over the size of the tariffs the US Department of Commerce plans to impose on Bombardier C Series deliveries to Delta Air Lines. The DOC… Read More

Decision memo issued in Boeing-Bombardier case

Sept. 27, 2017: Here is the US Department of Commerce’s decision in the Boeing-Bombardier case. Our analysis will be forthcoming. Decision 092617, 34 pages.

VLA sector dead, Boeing claims, but Large Wide Body also struggles

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Cracks in Ryanair’s lowest cost model

By Bjorn Fehrm September 27, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: Ryanair has canceled 2,000 flight over the last few weeks. The background is a lack of pilots, after a change of holiday accounting period. The cancellations come against a backdrop… Read More

Decision was expected, tariff is a shocker in Boeing-Bombardier case

Sept. 26, 2017, © Leeham Co.: The decision was expected, but the tariff was a shocker. The US Department of Commerce levied a 219% tariff on Bombardier’s CS100 sale to Delta Air Lines after Boeing filed a complaint… Read More

Boeing’s bold ambition

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