US 5G roll out ignores concerns for Air Transport safety

By Bjorn Fehrm January 18, 2022, ©. Leeham News: Despite year-long protests from the World’s airlines and the FAA, the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) allows Verizon and ATT to roll out 5G base stations underneath the approach paths… Read More

2022 Forecast: C919 EIS unlikely before 2023-24

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Introduction Jan. 17, 2022, © Leeham News: COMAC, the Chinese aerospace company developing the C919, suffered yet another setback last year. It hoped to deliver the first aircraft, designed to compete with the… Read More

Pontifications: COTS and the KC-46A Aircraft Production Systems

Part 1 in a Boeing series about the USAF refueling tanker By the Leeham News Team January 17, 2022, © Leeham News: COTS is an acronym meaning Commercial Off the Shelf. It’s often a requirement for certain types… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Sustainable Air Transport. Part 2. The problem to solve?

January 14, 2021, ©. Leeham News: Before we dig into the different alternatives we have for more Sustainable Air Transport, let’s look at the problem and its sources. Figure 1 shows the emissions of CO2 per person since… Read More

Air freight growth: one-hit wonder or long-term trend?

Subscription Required By Judson Rollins Introduction January 13, 2022, © Leeham News: COVID-19 has upended the freight world, with air delivery now becoming relatively economical versus the high premium they previously commanded over sea freight. While air freight… Read More

Pontifications: Teaming with Lockheed Martin for the KC-Y tanker competition

Last in a Series Jan. 10, 2022, © Leeham News: Sean O’Keefe retired from EADS/Airbus in 2014. Boeing won the re-bid contract for the US Air Force aerial refueling tanker in 2011. The third round of the tanker… Read More

Forecast 2022: Embraer

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction January 10, 2022, © Leeham News: Embraer is the dominant regional jet aircraft supplier with a worldwide footprint and faces little competition to its products below 100 seats. Between 100 to 150… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Sustainable Air Transport. Part 1. A deeper look.

January 7, 2021, ©. Leeham News: We finished a 34 article series before Christmas about the enormous work involved to get a new aircraft certified for passenger transport. It was a background article series to the one we… Read More

Boeing was “hungry” for deal, says Allegiant CEO

By Scott Hamilton Jan. 6, 2022, © Leeham News: Allegiant Airlines CEO Maury Gallagher said Boeing was “hungry” and the carrier “got a good deal all the way around” with its first order from the manufacturer. In an… Read More

Estimating the A330neo replacement market

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Jan. 6, 2022, © Leeham News: Boeing 787 Dreamliner deliveries have been halted for 15 months, except for about a dozen early last year. There is still no clarity on when deliveries… Read More