Developing Boeing’s airplanes

June 21, 2017, © Leeham Co.: “It’s all about continuing the development strategy since thirty years” said Mike Delaney, VP of program development for Boeing. “It’s about continuing the development strategy for 30 years producing super efficient twins that… Read More

MC-21 and C919 compared. Part 3.

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MC-21 and C919 compared

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Pontifications: Emirates profits drop 83%, MC-21 and more news last week

May 15, 2017, © Leeham Co.: It was a busy news week last week. Emirates Airline headlined its 29th consecutive year of profits, but downplayed an 83% decline. The Irkut MC-21 moved to the tarmac, an indication first… Read More

ISTAT Asia 2017: The fight for the lead

By Bjorn Fehrm May 11, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: Airbus and Boeing had their customary presentation match at the second day of the ISTAT (International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading) conference in Hong Kong. Each OEM stuck to a… Read More

Turkish Airlines, 2016 a difficult year

By Bjorn Fehrm May 03, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: Turkish Airlines had its first growth setback in modern times last year. The attempted state coup in Turkey in June hit passenger confidence and thereby its international traffic. After the… Read More

Employee Expenses, Fuel Costs Hit Southwest Earnings

Rising fuel supports introduction of 737 MAX in October By William DiBenedetto May 1, 2017: Southwest Airlines’ first quarter profits fell by nearly 32% to $351m, driven largely by big increases in employee union contract expenses and fuel… 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

Could an NMA be made good enough? Part 5

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Is there an NMA gap?

By Bjorn Fehrm March 21, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: The NMA (New Mid-range Aircraft), or, as it’s called more and more, the Boeing 797, is hot. The potential buyers at the recent ISTAT meeting in San Diego urged Boeing… Read More