Bjorn’s Corner: Keeping airliners operational. Part 1

By Bjorn Fehrm April 20, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: We will start the series on keeping airliners operational by discussing how the structure is kept fit. There are three areas that are more key to flight safety of an… Read More

Aeroflot, the route to a modern airline. Part 3

By Bjorn Fehrm April 26, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: In our third article about Aeroflot, we cover the period from 2010 to today. During this period, Aeroflot started a strategic change. The airline decided to grow to a global world… Read More

Aeroflot, the route to a modern airline, Part 2

By Bjorn Fehrm April 19, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: In our second article about Aeroflot, the Soviet Union flag carrier that transformed to a modern airline, we will cover the period from the fall of the Soviet Union until… Read More

Could an NMA be made good enough, Part 4?

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Naming games

March 31, 2017 (c) Leeham Co.: With the likelihood appearing greater and great Boeing will launch a new, middle of the market sector airplane, what’s the name going to be? Steven Udvar-Hazy, chairman of Air Lease Corp, already… Read More

Wizz Air, the LCC of Central and Eastern Europe

By Bjorn Fehrm March 29, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: Wizz Air was formed in Hungary 2003 but its largest market is in Poland since operations began. Today, the airline is Europe’s fifth largest LCC, flying to 125 destinations spanning 39… Read More

easyJet, the Ryanair follower

By Bjorn Fehrm -March 22, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: easyJet started 10 years after Ryanair, using the same Southwest Airlines derived Low Cost Carrier (LCC) business model. easyJet has been expanding at the pace of Ryanair over the years, trailing… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Aircraft engines maintenance, Part 2

  March 10, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: Last week we started the series how airline turbofans are maintained. We described the typical work scopes and what the intervals were for different single-aisle engines. Before we can describe the engine… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Aircraft engines in operation, Part 6

February 24, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: After having analyzed how the engine gets stressed during different phases of flight, we now look into how engines are used. The de-rating of engines for takeoff is important, as not 100% thrust… Read More

ExIm Bank still at risk despite Boeing effort with Trump

Feb. 20, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Boeing may have won over President Trump about the virtues of ExIm Bank (it’s not entirely clear), but he’s the wrong target. It’s US Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) who’s been holding up… Read More