A330neo sales off to slow start: Air Lease Corp

May 16, 2018, © Leeham News: There is “intense” price competition between Airbus and Boeing on the A330neo and 787, says an industry leader. Sales of the A330neo are “off to a slow start,” says Steven Udvar-Hazy, executive… Read More

Air India, the struggling flag carrier

By Bjorn Fehrm  May 16, 2018, ©. Leeham Co: Air India was started by the famous Entrepreneur and Pilot, JDR Tata, in 1932 as Tata Airlines. After WW2, it was renamed Air India and was made the flag carrier… Read More

Wide-body production rates show mix of strength, weakness

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Etihad faces complex issues in fleet restructuring

May 9, 2018, © Leeham News: Etihad Airways faces a complex series of decisions to make as it ponders how to restructure and stem huge losses. Market intelligence revealed last year that the airline has been pursuing a… Read More

India’s Spicejet big turnaround

May 2, 2018, © Leeham News: Spicejet, the Indian low-cost airline, in its 2016-2017 Annual Report (to March 31) didn’t mince words or try to parse over its troubled history: “Back after near shutdown. Restoring confidence. Organisational restructuring…. Read More

32 Boeing 787s are AOG due to Rolls-Royce Trent issues; number will climb

April 27, 2018 © Leeham Co.: There are 32 Boeing 787s grounded because of problems with the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000-C engines and the number will rise “a bit,” LNC has confirmed. The US Federal Aviation Administration and Europe’s… Read More

Is Long-Haul LCC viable? Part 4

By Bjorn Fehrm April 24, 2018, © Leeham News: In the third article about Long-Haul LCC and if it’s a viable business, we described the operational costs for typical aircraft used by a Long-Haul LCC. We now look… Read More

Engine makers may face stiffer future ETOPS certification requirements

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Boeing faces 787 deliveries slow down with Rolls-Royce problems; earnings call April 25

April 21, 2018 © Leeham News: On the eve of the Boeing first quarter earnings call Wednesday, the company faces a slow-down in 787 deliveries at a time when it is gearing to ramp up production to 14/mo… Read More

Air Canada sees secondary airport need for NMA

Special to Leeham News  By Olivier Bonnassies Airfinance Journal April 16, 2018, (c) Airfinance Journal, Montreal: Air Canada sees the potential of a new midsize aircraft (NMA) in its fleet to avoid congested airport. “There is a difficulty… Read More