Can a passenger airliner run as a freighter with today’s tariffs? Part 3.

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction April 16, 2020, © Leeham News: In last week’s article we saw the present high air freight prices can support a belly-cargo operation with a passenger airliner when flying the hot routes… Read More

Restarting credit markets

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   April 13, 2020, © Leeham News: Companies across the globe moved quickly to draw down credit facilities or arrange new debt to get through the economic disasters brought on by COVID-19, the… Read More

Pontifications: Airlines, OEMs step up in virus crisis

April 13, 2020, © Leeham News: There are plenty of stories and photos floating around the Internet about airlines flying empty or nearly so. Schedules have been pared back up to 95% across the globe. Spot-check Flightradar24 at… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Why e in ePlane shall stand for environment, Part 17. High hanging fruit.

April 10, 2020, ©. Leeham News: We have since December 13, discussed why e in ePlane should not stand for electric and covered a lot of areas explaining why electric aircraft or hybrids are not the best way… Read More

Is COVID-19 a Force Majeure event?

Editor’s Note: Airbus, Boeing and Embraer and other OEMs face requests for deferrals and perhaps cancellations of orders as a result of COVID-19. In addition, Boeing now faces cancellation requests for the 737 MAX grounding, now in its… Read More

Can a passenger airliner run as a freighter with today’s tariffs? Part 2.

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction April 9, 2020, © Leeham News: Monday, we started looking at using a passenger airliner as a freighter, now that passenger aircraft are grounded in many countries because of COVID-19 lockdowns. We… Read More

Airbus cut production rates by a third

By Scott Hamilton April 8, 2020, © Leeham News: Airbus today said it will cut production of the A320, A330, and A350 lines due to COVID-19. The new rates are: A320 to rate 40 per month (from 60-63);… Read More

Congressional delegation urges Boeing to take federal funding

April 7, 2020, (c) Leeham News: The Democratic members of the Washington State Congressional delegation urged Boeing CEO David Calhoun to take federal emergency funding to protect employee wages. The Republican members did not sign the letter. Calhoun… Read More

HOTR: American sees virtually no travel for up to 7 months

By the Leeham News staff April 7, 2020, © Leeham News: “Nobody’s traveling in the next 30 or 60 days,” said Vasu Raja, American Airlines Group Inc.’s senior vice president for network strategy. “But nobody is really making… Read More

Pontifications: Assessing the impact of COVID-19: today’s take

April 6, 2020, © Leeham News: It’s going to be quite a while before there is a clear understanding how coronavirus will change commercial aviation. LNA already touched on impacts to Airbus, Boeing and Embraer. None of it… Read More