Airbus group 1Q 2017 results: no surprises.

By Bjorn Fehrm April 27, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: Airbus Group presented its first quarter results this morning. There were no surprises. Revenue and earnings were a bit lower than expected, but this is because a part of the… Read More

Airbus earnings preview: supplier issues depress deliveries

April 26, 2017: The Airbus 1Q2017 earnings call is tomorrow. Problems with the Pratt & Whitney GTF and slower-than-expected ramp-up of the CFM LEAP affected A320neo deliveries in the quarter. Continuing problems with interiors supply depressed A350 deliveries…. Read More

Could an NMA be made good enough? Part 5

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Pontifications: Lessor cites cool reception to MAX 10

April 17, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Buckingham Research Group last week issued back-to-back notes about Boeing. One was a recap of an investors call with Steve Rimmer, CEO of Altavair Airfinance (nee Guggenheim Aviation partners). The other was… Read More

Pegasus Airlines, bridging Europe and Asia

By Bjorn Fehrm April 05, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: Turkey’s Pegasus Airlines has its operations center south of Hungary’s Wizz Air that we wrote about last week. With a hub in Istanbul, the Turkish LCC connects Europe and West… 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

CDB Leasing aims for 500-600 aircraft portfolio

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Spirit AeroSystems, the world’s largest aerostructures company

A feature report. By Bjorn Fehrm March 15, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: Spirit AeroSystems is the world’s largest aerostructures supplier, with main facilities in Wichita (KS). I visited Wichita early March and was given a guided tour of the… Read More

Boeing 737 MAX 10 analyzed

By Bjorn Fehrm Note: Boeing’s “soft launch” of the 737-10 MAX at the ISTAT conference in San Diego a week ago met with some sharp criticism by lessors and some others. Within hours, Boeing scheduled a conference call… Read More