Pontifications: A330neo, still struggling, nears 300 sales

June 27, 2023, © Leeham News: Airbus inked a memorandum of understanding with lessor Avolon for 20 A330-900s at last week’s Paris Air Show. When converted to a firm contract, this will bring the -900 order book to… Read More

MCAS, The Aircraft Certification Act and the unintended consequences of Congressional Intervention

First in a Series of Articles  Subscription Required  By the Leeham News team March 30, 2023, © Leeham News: Boeing is suffering delays getting the 737-7, 737-10, and 777X certifications completed. Airbus delayed the certification of the A321XLR… Read More

Boeing monopolizes Day 1 at Farnborough Air Show

By Alex Derber (c) Airfinance Journal July 18, 2022: A sweltering first day at the 2022 Farnborough air show produced only a trickle of orders, with much of what was announced having been extensively trailed in recent weeks…. Read More

Air Lease Corp.’s A220 order may be followed soon by others

By Scott Hamilton Nov. 16, 2021, © Leeham News: Air Lease Corp. added another 25 Airbus A220s to its backlog with Airbus. The letter of intent, announced at the Dubai Air Show, brings ALC’s A220 backlog to 75,… 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

United orders 200 Boeing 737 MAXes, 70 Airbus A321neos

By the Leeham News Team June 29, 2021, © Leeham News: United Airlines today announced its order for 200 Boeing 737 MAXes and 70 Airbus A321neos. The size and split of the order were first reported by Airfinance… 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

Today’s 737 MAX, A320neo values vs 2019

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Introduction April 12, 2021, © Leeham News: The Boeing 737 MAX reentered service in December after a 20 month grounding. Determining values post-grounding and during the COVID-19 pandemic was complicated. The question over… 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