What’s the Green aviation news at Paris 2023?

Subscription required By Bjorn Fehrm June 22, 2023, © Leeham News: Every announcement from aircraft deals, OEM updates, or supply chain news now has the words Sustainable/Sustainability injected in every second sentence. It doesn’t matter what the subject… Read More

Update: Spirit shuts down 737 lines after Machinists Union votes to strike

By Bryan Corliss June 21, 2023, © Leeham News – Machinists Union members at Spirit AeroSystems in Wichita have overwhelmingly rejected a proposed four-year contract, setting the stage for a strike. The contract between Spirit and IAM Local… Read More

Paris Day Three: Boeing gets small orders; Airbus talks hydrogen and hiring

By Bryan Corliss June 21, 2023, © Leeham News – After the flurry of news surrounding the blockbuster orders from IndiGo and Air India earlier in the week, Wednesday’s Paris Air Show news was relatively subdued, with Boeing… Read More

Paris Day Two: Air India finalizes earlier deals; Embraer, ATR announce orders

By Bryan Corliss June 20, 2023, © Leeham News – While Monday’s news from the Paris Air Show was dominated by the one big Airbus order from Indian carrier IndiGo, Tuesday saw a host of smaller deals announced… Read More

Boeing, GE optimistic for return to normalcy with China

By Scott Hamilton June 20, 2023, © Leeham News: Relations between the US and China remained strained, beginning with the Trump Administration’s trade war initiated in 2017—which continues under the Biden Administration. The strain has been exacerbated by… Read More

Pontifications: Only time will tell

June 20, 2023, © Leeham News: Here at the Paris Air Show in what is the first normalized show after the 2020-2021 COVID-19 pandemic, the sense of excitement is almost tangible. There are predictions by some that when… Read More

Day One at Paris: Airbus lands record IndiGo deal for 500 A320s

By Bryan Corliss Monday, June 19, 2023, © Leeham News – Airbus landed a huge but widely expected order for 500 A320s from Indian carrier IndiGo, as the 2023 Paris Air Show got underway Monday. Analysts had issued… Read More

Machinists Union members at Spirit to vote on four-year contract this week

Subscription required By Bryan Corliss June 19, 2023, © Leeham News – Roughly 6,000 Machinists Union members at Spirit AeroSystems in Wichita will vote Wednesday on a proposed four-year contract that would significantly increase pay for hourly workers…. Read More

Kawasaki joins VoltAero to present a sensible hybrid aircraft

June 18, 2023, © Leeham News at Paris Air Show: VoltAero showed its Cassio 330 electric-hybrid test aircraft today at the Pairs Air Show, as it announced Kawasaki as the partner in realizing its rather different hybrid propulsion system…. Read More

Boeing backtracks on plans to enter 777-300ER P2F Conversions

By Scott Hamilton June 18, 2023, © Leeham News: Boeing shelved its own plans to develop a 777-300ER freighter conversion because the costs didn’t pencil out, the CEO of Boeing Global Services (BGS) said today during a press… Read More