Assessing Alaska Air Group’s fleet requirements

Subscription Required Introduction Oct. 27, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Alaska Airlines Group (AAG) acquired Virgin America (VA) and with it, Virgin’s exclusive fleet of Airbus A320ceos with orders for A320neos and A321neos. With Alaska Airlines (AS) being an… Read More

To Kill a Better Bird

Subscription Required Introduction Oct. 12, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Boeing’s brash and controversial move to file the trade complaint with the US Department of Commerce is a bold gamble designed to kill the Bombardier CSeries entirely, not just… Read More

Boeing’s tactical option for MOM sector

Subscription Required Introduction Aug. 14, 2017, © Leeham Co.: It’s not a done deal yet—the business for the so-called Boeing 797 remains a challenge. But the consensus is that Boeing will launch the program next year, for an… 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

MAX 8 conversions to MAX 10 outweigh MAX 9

Subscription Required Introduction July 3, 2017, © Leeham Co.: There were conversions of 214 orders from other 737 MAX programs in favor of the 361 orders and commitments announced at the Paris Air Show for the launch of… Read More

Boeing’s advantage going into 2018

Subscription Required Introduction June 26, 2017, © Leeham Co.: One air show doesn’t make a trend, but the Paris event and other signs before it draw one inescapable conclusion: Boeing has momentum. With Airbus about to undergo a… Read More

United opts for 100 MAX 10s

June 20, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Boeing closed out the second day of the Paris Air Show capturing the orders headlines again with a big one: 100 for the 737 MAX 10 from United Airlines. While the number… Read More

Dissecting the 737-10 numbers

Analysis June 19, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Boeing’s launch of the 737 MAX 10 on its face was a surprisingly strong showing here at the Paris Air Show. Kevin McAllister, CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, and Dennis Muilenburg,… Read More

Boeing launches 737 MAX 10 with 240 orders/Update with orders

Update: Early order announcements at the end of this post. June 19, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Boeing made it official today: the 737 MAX 10 was launched at the Paris Air Show with 240 sales. More than 10… Read More

Early results show MAX performance better than forecast

June 18, 2017, © Leeham Co.: It’s too soon to draw conclusions, but early indications of in-service operations of the Boeing 737-8 MAX are that it’s slightly bettering performance expectations. Boeing delivered its first 737-8 MAX May 16… Read More