C919 EIS target year end; production rate forecast is aggressive

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Introduction Sept. 13, 2021, © Leeham News: The first COMAC C919 is supposed to be delivered to China Eastern Airlines before the end of the year. If so, it will be the milestone… Read More

Air Wars: The Global Combat Between Airbus and Boeing

By Scott Hamilton Sept. 7, 2021, (c) Leeham News: My book, Air Wars: The Global Combat Between Airbus and Boeing, is now available on Amazon. Three years in the making—delayed by the need to include the Boeing 737… Read More

HOTR: Boeing’s backlog market share vs Airbus falls below 40%

By the Leeham News Team July 14, 2021, © Leeham News: Six months into 2021, Boeing is delivering 737 MAXes, clearing MAX inventory, and taking orders. Airbus isn’t matching Boeing orders for the A320 family, so far. But… Read More

Here’s why China needs Boeing as much as Boeing needs China

Subscription Required July 7, 2021, © Leeham News: China’s government policy of operating commercial aircraft that generally are no more than 12-15 years old means the carriers face a replacement bubble that the home market can’t possibly meet…. Read More

China distorts progress in Boeing 737 MAX return to service

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Introduction June 28, 2021, © Leeham News: There are now 265 Boeing 737 MAXes in airline service, according to data reviewed by LNA. There are 263 MAXes in storage that appear to be… Read More

Pontification: It’s time to replace the 737, says industry leader

June 14, 2021, © Leeham News: One of commercial aviation’s most influential leaders said last week Boeing needs to replace the 737 with a new technology airplane. Steven Udvar-Hazy, chairman of Air Lease Corp., said in a CNBC… Read More

Boeing’s dilemma in the 125-170 seat sector

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Introduction May 24, 2021, © Leeham News: NMA. 777X. The 200-270 seat sector. While Boeing grapples about what to do in the 200-270 seat sector, the heart of the single-aisle market represented by… Read More

NBA Single or Dual Aisle Airline preferences

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Credit: Leeham News May 10, 2021, © Leeham News: Boeing has been studying the launch of a clean-sheet design aircraft for at least a decade. Studies included a single-aisle design but favored… Read More

Today’s 737 MAX, A320neo values vs 2019

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Introduction April 12, 2021, © Leeham News: The Boeing 737 MAX reentered service in December after a 20 month grounding. Determining values post-grounding and during the COVID-19 pandemic was complicated. The question over… Read More

Did Airbus miss opportunities with Alaska, Southwest?

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Introduction March 22, 2021, © Leeham News: Airbus lost an order from Alaska Airlines, which means the carrier will essentially revert to an all-Boeing fleet. Alaska Airlines ordered more Boeing 737 MAXes instead… Read More