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

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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

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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