Pontifications: Supply chain meltdown

Aug. 6, 2018 © Leeham News: It happened to Airbus. It sort of happened to Boeing. It was bound to happen in a much bigger way to Boeing, and it has. Some 40 737s are now sitting around… Read More

Will increasing fuel prices revitalize new aircraft sales?

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US seeks arbitration for Boeing “harm” in WTO subsidies case

July 19, 2018, © Leeham News, Farnborough: Without fanfare and with no announcement from Boeing or the US Trade Representative, an official request has been filed with the World Trade Organization to commence arbitration in the 14-year trade… Read More

Farnborough: NMA business case appears to weaken, evidence at air show indicates

Analysis July 18, 2018, © Leeham News, Farnborough: The biggest, longest-running story at this year’s Farnborough Air Show is about an airplane that doesn’t exist: the prospective Boeing New Midmarket Aircraft (NMA or 797). And the underlying story… Read More

Pontifications: Final Farnborough forecast

Special Sunday edition of Pontifications. July 15, 2018, © Leeham News: The Farnborough Air Show officially starts tomorrow, when airframers begin their public relations presentations and orders are announced. As this is written on July 13, I’m doing… Read More

Norwegian’s red spring

By Bjorn Fehrm June 27, 2018, ©. Leeham News: In our March 7th article, we described the creative accounting methods Norwegian Air Shuttle (Norwegian) had used to hide its weak state of solvency after a tough 2017. In two… Read More

IAM may be playing with fire in SC union vote

June 20, 2018, © Leeham News: The International Association of Machinists may be playing with fire. Puget Sound’s IAM 751 may be burned in the process. The Charleston Post and Courier reported that the IAM will file a… Read More

Airbus risks losing market share if it doesn’t boost A350 production

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How competitive is A330neo? Part 3.

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Airbus sees potential for A330neo sales; Boeing sees opportunity

June 6, 2018, © Leeham News: Airbus remains confident that the sales boon for the slow-selling A330neo is just around the corner, but an analysis of Airbus’ current operator lists shows significant inroads by Boeing for its 787…. Read More