Airlines impacted by new aircraft delays

By Vincent Valery Introduction   June 6, 2022, © Leeham News: LNA recently discussed the certification delays on all the current aircraft or variants under development: Airbus A321XLR, Boeing 737-7, 737-10, and 777X. Dreamliner deliveries have also been halted… Read More

HOTR: Boeing moving HQ to Washington, DC, was obvious to those looking

By the Leeham News Team May 5, 2022, © Leeham News: Boeing is moving the corporate headquarters from Chicago to Arlington (VA) (a Washington (DC) suburb), the Wall Street Journal reported. The signs were there for all to… 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

HOTR: Boeing works on HGW 787-10—and the 787-9

Jan. 5, 2022, © Leeham News: In his first interview since becoming CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Stan Deal told The Seattle Times that development of a High Gross Weight (HGW) version of the 787-10 is underway. “[Deal]… Read More

HOTR: Dropping Embraer comes back to bite Boeing

By the Leeham News Staff Updated with details of Air France – KLM order Dec. 16, 2021, © Leeham News: When Boeing decided to drop its joint venture plan with Embraer, there were good business reasons to do… Read More

Pontifications: Does Embraer’s turboprop design foretell what Boeing needs?

Aug. 23, 2021, © Leeham News: Could Embraer’s new turboprop design have formed the basis for the 100-150 seat Boeing single-aisle aircraft had the joint venture proceeded? A former Boeing engineer thinks it might have. The aft-mounted, open… Read More

Boeing’s dilemma in the 125-170 seat sector

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Introduction May 24, 2021, © Leeham News: NMA. 777X. The 200-270 seat sector. While Boeing grapples about what to do in the 200-270 seat sector, the heart of the single-aisle market represented by… Read More

HOTR: Airbus’ view on recovery from COVID; why Southwest stayed with MAX 7

By the Leeham News staff May 11, 2021, © Leeham News: Domestic traffic throughout the world is returning to 2019 levels, but at different rates, according to an Airbus analysis. Robert Lange, Head of Business Analysis and Market… Read More

Pontifications: Southwest didn’t invite Airbus to bid

April 5, 2021, © Leeham News: Southwest Airlines didn’t ask Airbus to submit a commercial bid for the A220-300, three knowledgeable sources tell Leeham News. Southwest conducted an internal technical analysis of the A220-300 vs. the 737-7 MAX…. Read More

Did Airbus miss opportunities with Alaska, Southwest?

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Introduction March 22, 2021, © Leeham News: Airbus lost an order from Alaska Airlines, which means the carrier will essentially revert to an all-Boeing fleet. Alaska Airlines ordered more Boeing 737 MAXes instead… Read More