Bjorn’s Corner: Why e in ePlane shall stand for environment, Part 11.

February 28, 2020, ©. Leeham News: We now look at technology developments that make sense, and can deliver real improvements in the near future. We start in this Corner with what more electric aircraft and engines can bring.

Why was the 737-8 losing market to the A320neo before the MAX crisis?

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction February 27, 2020, © Leeham News: While we wait on the Boeing 737-8 to get back in the air, we take a look at how this best seller in the 737 series… Read More

Boeing engineers voting on surprise contract extension

By Bryan Corliss Feb. 25, 2020 © Leeham News — Unionized engineers and technical workers at Boeing begin voting this week on unexpected new contract proposals from the company that address two major areas of worker complaints LNA… Read More

Europe to Boeing: Not so fast on your WTO move; tariffs still likely

By Scott Hamilton Feb. 24, 2020, © Leeham News: Not so fast, Europe says about Boeing’s claim it is curing illegal tax breaks from Washington State. The World Trade Organization has to agree to Boeing’s interpretation. This will… Read More

The Impact of Asian airline difficulties on OEMs

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Feb. 24, 2020, © Leeham News: Passenger traffic in the Asia-Pacific region has grown dramatically since the turn of the century. Except for temporary dips caused by SARS in 2003 and the… Read More

Pontifications: EU appears to be holding Boeing-Embraer JV hostage

Feb. 24, 2020, © Leeham News: I bet you’d never get an official of the European Union to go on the record. But there sure seems to be plenty of anecdotal evidence that the approval of the proposed… Read More

Why the A321XLR makes sense for Alaska Airlines

By Scott Hamilton Feb. 23, 2020, © Leeham News: Alaska Airlines last week said it will place an order, perhaps this year, for 200 aircraft for delivery over the next decade. The carrier exclusively operated Boeing 737s until… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Why e in ePlane shall stand for environment, Part 10.

February 21, 2020, ©. Leeham News: After spending several Fridays looking at different possibilities and technologies that can lower air transport’s environmental footprint we now turn the discussion to what path forward makes sense and how shall we… Read More

ATR: We’re confident in the future of turboprops

Subscription Required By Judson Rollins Introduction Executives from turboprop manufacturer ATR expressed optimism about their product range and the future of turboprops in general at last week’s Singapore Airshow. According to industry databases, ATR has 52% of the… Read More

How much did the CSeries cost Bombardier?

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction February 20, 2020, © Leeham News: As we wrote in last week’s article about the A220 flying the Montreal to Toulouse route, the stakes are high in the civil airliner business. If… Read More