Historic day at Dubai Air Show

Nov. 15, 2017, © Leeham Co.: It was an historic day for commercial aviation at the Dubai Air Show. Airbus and Indigo Partners announced an order for 430 aircraft (the A320neo family), a record in units and in… Read More

Assessing Alaska Air Group’s fleet requirements

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Boeing-Embraer venture in response to Airbus-Bombardier? Don’t count on it

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Airbus-Bombardier CSeries deal means no tariffs on US-assembled aircraft, says CEO

Oct. 16, 2017, © Leeham Co.: The stunning Airbus-Bombardier partnership for the CSeries program guarantees the future of the new airplane, kills off the A319 and thrusts a big stick up Boeing’s tailpipe. Boeing won big victories in… Read More

To Kill a Better Bird

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Next shoe in Bombardier trade complaint to drop tomorrow

Oct. 3, 2017, © Leeham Co.: The other shoe in the Boeing-Bombardier trade complaint is to drop Wednesday when the US Department of Commerce makes its decision whether Boeing suffered harm, or there is a threat of harm,… Read More

Monarch ceases operations

Oct. 1, 2017, (c) Leeham Co.: Monarch Airlines ceased operations today (Oct. 2 in the UK) when its operating license was withdrawn and an Administrator appointed, the BBC reported. The airline has 32 Boeing 737-8 MAXes on order…. Read More

CSeries economy up to 3% better than advertised

Sept. 19, 2017, © Leeham Co., Montreal: The Bombardier CSeries has proved to be 1% to 3% more fuel efficient in service than advertised, the company revealed last week at its Media Day. The improvements depend on the… Read More

Pontifications: Avolon sees strong sales for Boeing 737-10

Aug. 14, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Avolon, one of the world’s largest aircraft lessors following the acquisition of the CIT Aerospace portfolio, believes Boeing will see 2,000 of the 737-10—doubling the internal figure Boeing used to launch the… Read More

Pontifications: Boeing-Bombardier complaint revisited

July 31, 2017, © Leeham Co.: It’s been in a quiet period in the trade complaint between Boeing and Bombardier. The issue moved over to the US Department of Commerce (DOC) after the US International Trade Commission (ITC)… Read More