Pontifications: Stop hitting the snooze button, Boeing

Dec. 9, 2019, © Leeham News: I know Boeing is preoccupied right now. But it has to get off the pot and decide to proceed with a new airplane. We believe the New Midmarket Airplane is still required…. Read More

Pontifications: Countdown to decision on Boeing’s NMA, Part 1

Jan. 14, 2019, © Leeham Co.: Two thousand nineteen begins with increasing focus on whether Boeing is going to launch the New Midmarket Aircraft (NMA, aka 797). Signs all point to a program launch, perhaps at the Paris… Read More

Assessing A320 production rate interest in >70/mo

Subscription Required Introduction Sept. 17, 2018, © Leeham News: With the supply chain under major stress and Airbus and Boeing trying to recover from scores of “gliders” sidelined at airports without engines, each company nevertheless continues to study… Read More

The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)

Subscription Required Introduction Aug. 30, 2018, © Leeham News: As time goes by, the Middle of the Market airplane appears to have become the Muddle of the Market. Boeing can’t seem to close the business case on its… Read More

Lion Air takes delivery of Boeing’s first 737-9 MAX

March 21, 2018, © Leeham News: Lion Air, the low-cost carrier with several affiliates throughout Asia, took delivery of the first Boeing 737-9 MAX today at Boeing Field in Seattle. Thai Lion will operate the airplane. Lion Air… Read More

Southwest CEO sees 60% of fleet becoming the 737-7

March 1, 2018, © Leeham Co.: Southwest Airlines needs about 100 more Boeing 737-8s before turning its attention to the 737-7, CEO Gary Kelly told LNC in a press scrum at the 2018 Aviation Summit today, sponsored by… Read More

Boeing aims for half of 100-150 seat sector with 737-7

Jan. 24, 2018, © Leeham Co.: Dublin, Ireland: Boeing sees the 100-150 market sector as 10%-15% of the 20-year single-aisle market demand, or about 3,000-4,500 aircraft. This compares with the 6,000-7,200 forecast by Bombardier. Other companies fall within… Read More

Assessing the Delta-Airbus order

By Scott Hamilton Analysis Dec. 15, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Was the choice by Delta Air Lines the big “blow” to Boeing many in the media are making it out to be? It was a PR blow, yes…. Read More

Delta Airbus deal means Bombardier trade complaint continues

Dec. 13, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Delta Air Lines chose to place its long-awaited order for the re-engined single-aisle airplanes with Airbus for the A321neo, powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines, according to an exclusive report from… Read More

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