Assessing the United A350-900 order

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Pontifications: Boeing’s sense of invincibility

Sept. 11, 2017, © Leeham Co.: I can’t help but get the feeling that Boeing feels it’s invincible these days. And why not? Boeing racked up some impressive victories and took some hardline positions in recent months that… Read More

Boeing claims WTO victory; not so fast, claims Airbus

Sept. 3, 2017: Boeing once more claimed a sweeping victory in the endless battle over illegal subsidies at the World Trade organization. Boeing issued a press release today touting a victory at the appellate level in which the… Read More

Potential credit crisis in China would hurt aviation industry

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Worries increase over Middle Eastern airlines

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Mid-year production/delivery update for Boeing

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Caution overhangs 777X program-(Update)

Update: This story is corrected. July 21, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Lufthansa Airlines’  indications that it may reduce the order for 20 Boeing 777-9s underscores caution with which the program should be viewed. Emirates Airline already rescheduled its first… Read More

Pontifications: 10 years after the Boeing 787 roll-out

July 10, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Saturday was the 10th anniversary of the roll-out of the Boeing 787. The date was 7/8/07, nicely coincided for the airplane’s name. The event was an extravaganza never seen in commercial aviation,… Read More

Qantas’ ultra-long haul dream, Part 3

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A380Plus: First analysis

By Bjorn Fehrm  July 05, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: Airbus launched the A380Plus development study at the Paris Air Show. The study packages several improvements to the A380, aimed at increasing the capacity and lowering the cost per passenger…. Read More