Pontifications: NIAR WERX joins with Precision Aircraft Solutions for A321, 757, MD-87 conversions

May 30, 2022, © Leeham News: NIAR WEXR, the aerospace research arm of Wichita State University (WSU), will join with Precision Aircraft Solutions for passenger-to-freighter and MRO for the Airbus A321, Boeing 757, and the Boeing (McDonnell Douglas)… Read More

Rejuvenating the current in-service cargo fleet

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Aug. 30, 2021, © Leeham News: The COVID-19 pandemic lingers on passenger airlines, delaying a full traffic recovery. At the same time, the freighter market is very active and shows no signs… Read More

Boeing’s apparent shifting product strategy

 Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Introduction Aug. 2, 2021, © Leeham News: Boeing last week reiterated it believes the 777-9 will be certified and delivered in late 2023. CEO David Calhoun also said, “I’m confident that might be… Read More

Pontifications: Qatar, United, Boom, Airbus and Aerion

June 7, 2021, © Leeham News: It’s been a busy couple of weeks in commercial aviation, with several reports last week alone. Qatar Airways expresses interest in Boeing 777X-F and Airbus A350F. United Airlines announces a “commercial agreement”… Read More

The 737 MAX – A Tragedy 60 years in the Making

This is the first in a series. Special to Leeham News. By Peter W. Lemme Twitter satcom_guru www.satcom.guru  Part 1: Min to the Max The Customer is Always Right Heredity Boeing 757 Misses the Mark Where were you… Read More

Boeing should build 757 replacement in Washington

Commentary Dec. 22, 2020, © Leeham News: If you get a chance over the next few weeks – in between binge-watching The Queen’s Gambit, putting up the 79 extra feet of Christmas lights you ordered this year and… Read More

Narrowbody Aircraft Retirements

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   June 15, 2020, © Leeham News: Last week, LNA analyzed the accelerating widebody fleet streamlining by airlines. We now turn our attention to the narrowbody market. Numerous airlines, including American and Lufthansa,… Read More

Pontifications: 777X certification, MAX market deficiencies, NMA and what’s an insider

Certification of 777X will be impacted by MAX crisis. Market sees “deficiencies” in Boeing’s narrow-body product line. Reopening new airplane study doesn’t mean NMA is necessarily dead. The SEC considers Calhoun to be an insider, even if he… Read More

Assessing airlines’ narrowbody replacement needs

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Jan. 27, 2020, © Leeham News: The Boeing 737 MAX crisis appears headed for resolution within a few months. Stephen Dickson, the administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, told American, Southwest and… Read More

United orders 50 A321XLRs

Dec. 3, 2019, © Leeham News: United Airlines today announced an order for 50 Airbus A321XLRs. The airplane has an advertised range of 4,700nm (5,400 statute miles), or a nine hour flight. UAL will replace its aging Boeing… Read More