HOTR: NOK Air, 3 more bite the dust in COVID fall-out

By the Leeham News Staff July 31, 2020, © Leeham News: NOK Air of Thailand is the latest carrier to filed for bankruptcy. LNA’s monthly tracking of failed carriers adds NOK, Jet Time, Level and Blue Air to… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: The challenges of Hydrogen. Part 2. Ecosystem.

July 31, 2020, ©. Leeham News: In our series on Hydrogen as an energy store for airliner use we begin by looking at the needed ecosystem that can produce and distribute Hydrogen. When I was skeptical about hydrogen… Read More

COVID production rates “firm” up

By Scott Hamilton July 30, 2020 © Leeham News: Airbus and Boeing refined their COVID production schedules this week slightly downward in some cases. Airbus largely held to its previously announced production schedule. It dropped the A350 rate… Read More

Airbus 1H2020; “We have reached the right production level for the pandemic”

By Bjorn Fehrm July 30, 2020, © Leeham News: Airbus presented its results for the first half of 2020 today. Airbus CEO, Guillaume Faury said on the analyst call “We made a large adjustment to lower production rates… Read More

Airbus says A350 loans now WTO compliant

By Bjorn Fehrm July 30, 2020, ©. Leeham News: Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury announced Friday that it had made the A350 Repayable Launch Investment (RLI) loans fully WTO compliant, to break the deadlock in the 16-year-old fight with… Read More

Sunset of the Quads, Part 1

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   July 30, 2020, © Leeham News: British Airways announced two weeks ago that it would immediately retire its entire Boeing 747 fleet. Several other operators announced accelerated retirements of their Queen of… Read More

Boeing’s second quarter of 2020; cutting production as revenue halves due to MAX grounding and COVID-19

July 29, 2020, © Leeham News: Boeing presented its results for the second quarter of 2020 today. The company revenue is halved compared with the last second quarter with full 737 MAX production, 2Q2018. The reported loss was… Read More

Aviation veteran journalist Creedy joins LNA

July 29, 2020, © Leeham News: Kathryn B. Creedy has joined Leeham News & Analysis as a regular contributor, it was announced today. Creedy is an award-winning veteran aviation/travel journalist and author who has covered every facet of… Read More

Looking ahead for 2020 and 2030 decades: ATR & De Havilland Canada

Subscription Required Seventh and final in a series. By Judson Rollins Introduction Jet manufacturers typically introduce a new airplane every 15 years or so. Commercial turboprops have not innovated to nearly the same extent as jets, with rival… Read More

Applying ASC 606 to the Airbus Order Book

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   July 27, 2020, © Leeham News: Since the first quarter of 2018, Boeing applies a new revenue recognition accounting standard, ASC 606, to its aircraft order book. As a result, the OEM… Read More