What are the prospects for the Airbus A220?

By Bjorn Fehrm July 11, 2018, © Leeham News.: With the CSeries repainted and rebranded in Airbus colors, will this change its fortunes? The aircraft has been on the market for 10 years and has not been a… 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

WTO issues ruling on EU appeal in Airbus-Boeing complaint

May 15, 2018, © Leeham News: The World Trade Organization today issued its ruling on the European Union appeal of WTO findings that Airbus received illegal subsidies for its commercial airplane programs. The WTO appeal decision affirmed that… Read More

Pontifications: Engine problems are getting worse

May 14, 2018, © Leeham News: The engine problems are getting worse. These have moved beyond the technical issues with the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000, GE Aviation GEnx, Pratt & Whitney GTF and CFM56. The problems are trickling down… Read More

Single-aisle production on track for 1,800/yr

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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

Suppliers confirm Airbus, Boeing rate hike studies to 70/mo for single-aisles

April 26, 2018, © Leeham News: Two suppliers publicly confirmed what’s been whispered for months: Airbus and Boeing are checking with the supply chain about taking production rates of the A320 and 737 families to 70/mo. Representatives of… Read More

AirAsia India looks to break-even, international flights

April 24, 2018, © Leeham News: AirAsia India is a newcomer to the Indian commercial aviation scene. It began service in 2014 and, at Dec. 31, served just 17 cities with 14 Airbus A320s. It had a 4.5%… Read More

Pontifications: Uncontained engine failures are rare but not unknown

April 23, 2018, © Leeham News: Last week’s engine malfunction on a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 was another in a rare, but not unknown, uncontained engine anomaly in recent years. All recent similar failures didn’t cause a loss… Read More

Indigo, India’s market-leading airline

By Bjorn Fehrm  April 18, 2018, ©. Leeham News: Indigo started its operation 2006, offering low-cost air travel to the masses in India. The year after, Air India and Indian Airlines, the state-owned flag International and Domestic carrier, merged… Read More