Pontifications: The light bulb goes on

  July 27, 2020, © Leeham News: Airlines across the world are pledging aircraft, slots, airport facilities and real estate to raise money. Some US airlines recently pledged frequent flyer programs to raise billions of dollars in debt… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: The challenges of Hydrogen. Part 1. Background.

July 24, 2020, ©. Leeham News: What a difference three months make! When I wrapped the 20 piece Corner series about e in ePlane not standing for electric, on the first of May, I was virtually alone in… Read More

Looking ahead for 2020 and 2030 decades: Mitsubishi

Sixth in a Series Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton July 23, 2020, © Leeham News: The Mitsubishi Aircraft (MITAC) SpaceJet program is in limbo. MITAC parent Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) suspended development of the M100 SpaceJet in the… Read More

Restoring capacity with the A330ceo or A330neo, Part 6, Wrapup.

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   July 23, 2020, © Leeham News: Over the last four weeks, we analyzed the venerable Airbus A330, to see if the present low fuel and lease prices make the recent A330neo version… Read More

HOTR: Norwegian claims $1bn+ in damages from Boeing

HOTR072120 By the Leeham News staff July 21, 2020, © Leeham News: Norwegian Air Shuttle said June 30 it canceled orders for 92 Boeing 737 MAXes and five 787s. The orders still appear on Boeing’s Unfilled Orders website,… Read More

As federal aid comes to end, small suppliers see “blood bath”

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Introduction July 20, 2020, © Leeham News: As the Payroll Protection Plan of the US government nears expiration, a blood bath among small suppliers is all but certain unless an extension is approved… Read More

Pontifications: Turbulence is not just something in the air

July 20, 2020, © Leeham News: The timing is coincidental. If you think the airline industry is in a wind shear now, don’t be fooled. The industry has been in perpetual turbulence for 50 years. At least that’s… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Do I get COVID in airline cabins? Part 11. Wrapup.

July 18, 2020, ©. Leeham News: It’s time to wrap our Corner series about flying during the COVID-19 pandemic. We started the series on the 8th of May. A lot of knowledge has been gained since, about COVID-19… Read More

Restoring capacity with the A330ceo or A330neo, Part 5

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   June 18, 2020, © Leeham News: In the previous articles, we outlined Economic factors that determine whether the older A330ceo or newer A330neo is a better choice for airlines. We summarize those… Read More

Looking ahead for 2020 and 2030 decades: UAC

Subscription Required Fifth in a series. By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction July 15, 2020, © Leeham News: UAC stands for United Aircraft Corporation, and is the name of the group owning the Russian aircraft industry. After the fall of… Read More