FAA assumes MAX inspections, won’t slow deliveries, agency says

Nov. 29, 2019, © Leeham News: The decision by the Federal Aviation Administration this week to assume inspections of Boeing’s 737 MAXes before delivery won’t delay the company’s projected schedule, once the airplane is recertified. The FAA Wednesday… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Analysing the Lion Air JT610 crash, Part 5.

November 29, 2019, ©. Leeham News: We continue the series about the Lion Air JT610 crash by now analyzing the final part of the flight. We try to understand what changed when the First Officer took over the… Read More

Converting customers to the FSA

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Nov. 28, 2019, © Leeham News: As Boeing works its way through the 737 MAX crisis, all consideration whether to launch the New Midmarket Aircraft (NMA) is on hold. But the Boeing… Read More

Looking beyond MAX

Nov. 25, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing still doesn’t have a timeline for recertification of the 737 MAX and the Federal Aviation Administration isn’t going to be rushed, but aerospace analysts are increasingly looking beyond the grounding at… Read More

Several aircraft programs beset by engine woes

Subscription Required By Judson Rollins Nov. 25, 2019, © Leeham News: Nearly every manufacturer of jet engines is experiencing problems with various models, which is causing delays for several prominent Boeing and Airbus programs. The Airbus A220, A320neo,… Read More

Pontifications: Good, and Bad, news from the Dubai Air Show

Nov. 25, 2019, © Leeham News: The Dubai Air Show proved to be a mixed bag for Airbus and Boeing. Each company picked up important orders and commitments. But each company saw some previously announced commitments reduced in… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Analysing the Lion Air JT610 crash, Part 4.

November 22, 2019, ©. Leeham News: We continue the series on analyzing the Lion Air JT610 crash by analyzing MCAS in more depth before we go to the final part of the flight. We look at what was… Read More

Can the DHC 8-400 compete with the CRJ550 for the 50 seat Scope Clause market? Part 2.

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction November 21, 2019, © Leeham News: Last week we started our analysis of the De Havilland Canada’s DHC 8-400 as a replacement for US Scope Clause 50 seat jets like the Bombardier… Read More

Airbus: We should fly like geese to save fuel and CO2

By Bjorn Fehrm November 19, 2019, ©. Leeham News: Airbus presented a real innovative idea yesterday at the Dubai Air Show to reduce the environmental footprint of civil air transport. In the future we should fly like geese,… Read More

A tangled web at the HNA Group

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Nov. 18, 2019, © Leeham News: The HNA Group, a Chinese conglomerate with a heavy focus on aviation, has been in the spotlight for a few years as its financial condition deteriorated…. Read More