Will the A220 drive the trans-Atlantic fragmentation to smaller jets? Part 2.

By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction August 15, 2019, ©. Leeham News: Airbus is increasing the Gross Weight of its A220 variants by 5,000lb from 2H2020. It is to increase the already long range of the aircraft according to Airbus…. Read More

Will the A220 drive the trans-Atlantic fragmentation to smaller jets?

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required Introduction  August 8, 2019, ©. Leeham News: Airbus announced a hike of the Gross Weight of the A220 by 5,000lb at the Paris Air Show in June. It will be available for aircraft… Read More

Operational costs of a Long-Haul LCC

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction April 05, 2018, © Leeham News.: In an article yesterday we described the different costs types for a Long-Haul LCC. We also explained the different parts of the Operational costs for the… Read More

C919, the Chinese challenger

Subscription Required. By Scott Hamilton and Bjorn Fehrm May 01, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: The COMAC (Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China) C919 is expected to have its first flight this month, perhaps as early as this week. We review… Read More

Trans-Atlantic for $75, does it work?

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction February 9, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Norwegian will start trans-Atlantic flying between Edinburgh and New England for $75 one-way in late spring when it gets its Boeing 737 MAX 8. The introductory… Read More

2017, a tougher year for European airlines?

By Bjorn Fehrm January 5, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: The last two years have seen increased profits for the airline industry. Lower priced fuel gave the industry time to breath and to finally earn a reasonable Return on Invested… Read More

LCC changes face of long-haul

By Bjorn Fehrm 21 September 2016, ©. Leeham Co: Norwegian has announced that it has now flown its three millionth passenger on their long-haul network. Norwegian first launched low-cost flights from Scandinavia to the U.S. in May 2013,… Read More

The MAX’s first mission: Cross the Atlantic

By Bjorn Fehrm 14 September 2016, ©. Leeham Co: During 2014, we wrote several articles on what could be a good replacement for the Boeing 757-200Ws operated on trans-Atlantic missions. One of the aircraft we looked at was… Read More

IRKUT MC-21; we look at the MC21-300.

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required. Introduction July 28, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: In February we did a first analysis of the new Irkut MC-21 single aisle aircraft that Russia is developing. We found that the aircraft has its own… Read More