Pontifications: Southwest didn’t invite Airbus to bid

April 5, 2021, © Leeham News: Southwest Airlines didn’t ask Airbus to submit a commercial bid for the A220-300, three knowledgeable sources tell Leeham News. Southwest conducted an internal technical analysis of the A220-300 vs. the 737-7 MAX…. Read More

HOTR: Compensation wins Southwest order for MAX

By the Leeham News Team March 29, 2021, © Leeham News: Southwest Airlines today announced an order for 100 Boeing 737-7 MAXes. The order was expected. The carrier also considered the Airbus A220-300. But any prospect of diverging… Read More

Airbus, Boeing diverge on technology for next new airplane

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Introduction Feb. 1, 2021, © Leeham News: Airbus and Boeing are diverging on paths for a sustainable, reduced emissions strategy for the next new airplanes. The stakes are high: billions of dollars in… Read More

Small jet demand likely to stay depressed after COVID

Subscription Required By Judson Rollins Introduction  January 25, 2020, © Leeham News: As passenger travel trickles back to life, one trend that’s already apparent is a long-term diminution of airline yields in most regions. This is largely driven… Read More

HOTR: With MAX nearing recertification, Boeing has bigger problem

By the Leeham News team Oct. 27, 2020, © Leeham News: Boeing’s 737 MAX may be nearing recertification and airlines worry about passenger acceptance. But Boeing’s larger MAX problem is its general product line-up. LNA pointed out the… Read More

Boeing’s Renton plant may close from 2033: Analysis

Subscription Required Now open to all Readers. Introduction Aug. 10, 2020, © Leeham News: With Boeing likely to consolidate 787 production in Charleston (SC), reflecting a rate of 6/mo, the future of assembly in Puget Sound rears its… Read More

What’s the gain of flying a smaller single-aisle during COVID-19 recovery?

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction May 28, 2020, © Leeham News: As flying recommences after country lockdowns, the fill factors for the flights will be low for an extended period. Airlines and the OEMs are anticipating the… Read More

Airbus buys Bombardier’s share in A220,  now sole owner together with the Government of Quebec

By Bjorn Fehrm February 13, 2020, © Leeham News in Toulouse: The news this morning that Airbus is now the sole owner of the A220 (75%) together with the Government of Quebec (25%) is good news for the… Read More

Could A220 fly Air Canada’s Montreal to Toulouse route? Part 2

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction February 13, 2020, © Leeham News: We continue our analysis if the Airbus A220 is a credible long-range aircraft. We started looking at the limitations of the aircraft last week and how… Read More

Could Airbus’ A220 fly Air Canada’s Montreal to Toulouse route?

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction February 6, 2020, © Leeham News: Air Canada announced in August 2019 it will start a five weekly route between Montreal and Toulouse from the 4th of June. It connects two growing,… Read More