United chooses 737-700 over CS100 in big blow to Bombardier

Jan. 21, 2016: United Airlines elected to order 40 Boeing 737-700s instead of the Bombardier CS100, it was announced today. It’s a huge blow to Bombardier, which was hoping to land this order to give a big boost… Read More

Pontifications: Aircraft values vary widely

Dec. 14, 2015, (c) Leeham Co: Aircraft valuations came to the forefront following comments by Richard Anderson, CEO of Delta Air Lines, over just how much a 10-year old Boeing 777-200ER was worth. He claimed the airplane was… Read More

Pontifications: Assessing the benefit of new airplanes in low oil pricing

Dec. 7, 2015, © Leeham Co.: Oil for West Texas Intermediate Crude closed Friday at $39.97. International Brent closed at $43.05. These figures continue to breathe life into used aircraft and raise questions about new orders. In recent… Read More

Pontifications: Looking to year-end

Nov. 30, 2015, © Leeham Co.: One month to go to the end of 2015. What’s left to come? The first Boeing 737 MAX is rolling out of the factory Dec. 8. For reasons that defy obvious explanation,… Read More

Embraer sees broadening market in North America

Subscription Required Introduction Nov. 17, 2015, © Leeham Co. The chief commercial officer of Embraer sees US mainline carriers adding John Slattery, Chief Commercial Officer, Embraer. Photo via Google images. aircraft in the 100-plus seat sector that will… Read More

Embraer CEO sees opportunity for 100-seaters in USA

Part 1 Sept. 9, 2015, © Leeham Co.: The chief executive officer of Embraer’s commercial aircraft unit believes a trend might be emerging for US major airlines to directly operate 100- and plus-100 seat aircraft (and below the… Read More

Boeing’s McNerney on 787 costs, obsoleting airplanes

July 8, 2015: Bloomberg News interviewed Jim McNerney, then-CEO of The Boeing Co., June 15 at the Paris Air Show. (McNerney relinquished his CEO title a week later to Dennis Muilenburg.) Although McNerney got it wrong on the… Read More

Bombardier makes it official: CSeries exceeds advertised numbers

Ross Mitchell, VP of Business Acquisitions, Bombardier, discusses cabin modularity and flexibility for the CSeries at the 2015 Paris Air Show. June 14, 2015, Paris Air Show: Bombardier made it official today, the pre-event of the opening of… Read More

Embraer ramps up smaller airplane messaging

May 28, 2015, c. Leeham Co. Embraer is ramping up is messaging that the E-Jet family provides a better Return on Capital Employed in many circumstance than the larger Airbus and Boeing single-aisle family. In a new push… Read More

Pontifications: Fare and market share wars

May 25, 2015, c. Leeham Co. Airline stocks took a dive last week when it appeared fare wars and eroding capacity discipline is beginning among US carriers. Southwest Airlines said it will be adding capacity at the rate… Read More