Eurowings’ costs compared with the competition

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction August 31, 2017, © Leeham Co.: We presented Lufthansa Group’s LCC, Eurowings, yesterday. It’s an amalgamation of different companies; some started out as LCCs (Germanwings), others, the remains of defunct Legacies (Brussels… Read More

Air Berlin files for bankruptcy

By Bjorn Fehrm August 16, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: Air Berlin, Germany’s second largest airline, with 85 destinations, 8,000 employees and 72 aircraft, filed for bankruptcy yesterday. We wrote about Air Berlin’s problems in October last year and we’ve… Read More

Mid-year production/delivery update for Boeing

Subscription required Introduction July 24, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Boeing’s 2Q earnings call is Wednesday and analysts will be watching for information about the 787 deferred production costs, potential production rate changes for the 787 and for the… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Keeping airliners operational. Part 2

By Bjorn Fehrm April 20, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: We will start the second article in series on keeping airliners operational by discussing how the structure is kept fit. There are three areas that are more key to flight… Read More

CDB Leasing aims for 500-600 aircraft portfolio

Subscription Required Introduction March 16, 2017, © Leeham Co.: China’s evolving commercial aerospace and aviation industry has high-profile companies such as AVIC and COMAC, and its expanding supplier based, combined with joint ventures with Western companies is well… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Aircraft engines maintenance, Part 2

  March 10, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: Last week we started the series how airline turbofans are maintained. We described the typical work scopes and what the intervals were for different single-aisle engines. Before we can describe the engine… 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.

Weekly Analyst Synopsis: Rolls, Boeing and leasing companies

Sept. 28, 2016: This week’s aerospace analyst research synopsis looks at Rolls-Royce. aircraft leasing companies and the implications to supply-and-demand, and the Iran Air order clearance by the US for Boeing.

Boeing positioned to narrow market share gap

Subscription Required Now open to all readers. Introduction Sept. 22, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Early this year Boeing officials began a new message in pushing back against market data that show Airbus captured about 60% of the single… Read More

Boeing’s transition to more automation

Subscription Required Introduction Robots drill holes for fasteners. Boeing photo via Google images. Sept. 12, 2016, © Leeham News: Boeing is on a transition to improve manufacturing efficiency that will take years to complete. Dominic Gates of The… Read More