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

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

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-Bombardier complaint could affect competition in coming Delta neo-MAX RFP

Commentary May 1, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Boeing’s complaint against Bombardier’s CSeries transaction with Delta Air Lines, and a request for millions of dollars in antidumping and penalties might be coming at a bad time. “Boeing requests that… Read More

If Boeing builds MAX 10, will customers come?

Subscription Required Introduction March 7, 2017, © Leeham Co.: If Boeing builds the 737-10, which appears increasingly likely, will customers come? This is always the multi-billion-dollar question for any aircraft and engine manufacturer. For Boeing, launching the 737-10… Read More

Pontifications: Boeing 737-9 roll-out–Nothing Special in the Air

March 6, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Boeing rolls out its 737-9 MAX tomorrow. Last week, I received a call from one of the network/cable news organizations asking, What’s special about this airplane? The answer is: Nothing.

Pontifications: Alaska’s A321neo test drive

Feb. 13, 2017, © Leeham Co.: It was subtle, but it was there: Alaska Airlines will take the Airbus A321neo for a test drive. This will happen via its new sibling, Virgin America, which has 10 A321neos on… Read More

Pontifications: Embraer, contrary to others, looks to momentum in 2017

Jan. 3, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Airbus, Boeing and Bombardier look toward 2017 as a bit of a punk year, as detailed in our Look Ahead for subscribers only. Not so by Embraer. In an exclusive interview, John… Read More

Norwegian, others have vision; US airlines don’t

Subscription Required Introduction Dec. 5, 2016, © Leeham Co. Last weeks’ approval by the US Department of Transportation of a license for Norwegian Air Shuttle to operate long-haul, low-cost service to and from the US drew immediate fire… Read More

Pontifications: A fresh perspective at Boeing Commercial is sorely needed

Nov. 28, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Boeing last week named an outsider, Kevin McAllister, as the chief executive officer of Boeing Commercial Aircraft (BCA). I think this has the potential to be an invigorating move. McAllister comes to… Read More