“We’re sick and tired of new technologies:” Avolon CEO

Subscription Required Introduction By Scott Hamilton March 16, 2020, © Leeham News: “I can tell you from our perspective, we’re kind of sick and tired of new, new technology. It’s not proven to be the home run.” This… Read More

European airline struggles add risk to 15% of Airbus, Boeing orders

By Judson Rollins Subscription Required Introduction Earlier this week, LNA examined the potential for a shakeout among European carriers as the coronavirus outbreak spreads to the continent. Five European countries now rank among the ten hardest hit –… Read More

Grounding takes toll on Boeing 737 MAX investment desires

By Scott Hamilton March 2, 2020, © Leeham News, Austin (TX): A poll of people attending a major aerospace conference here today illustrates the hit Boeing took from the trouble with the 737 MAX. The audience was asked… Read More

Asian airline troubles could affect up to 20% of Airbus, Boeing backlogs

By Judson Rollins Subscription Required In last week’s analysis, LNA examined which airlines in greater China and the rest of Asia may be in imminent risk of financial distress due to the growing coronavirus outbreak. We found that… Read More

Why was the 737-8 losing market to the A320neo before the MAX crisis?

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction February 27, 2020, © Leeham News: While we wait on the Boeing 737-8 to get back in the air, we take a look at how this best seller in the 737 series… Read More

Boeing 737 MAX 2020-23 backlog will require to 2026 to deliver: analysis

Subscription Required Introduction By Scott Hamilton Feb. 14, 2020, © Leeham News: It will take Boeing years to deliver new production airplanes scheduled for delivery in 2020-2023 because the restart of the 737 MAX production will fall far… Read More

Airbus 2019: an operationally good year hit by compliance costs

February 13, 2020, © Leeham News in Toulouse: Airbus presented its results for 2019 today in Toulouse. Operationally, the company made a profit of €6.9bn but heavy fines (-€3.6bn) to settle a long-running bribery case and contingencies for… Read More

Assessing airlines’ narrowbody replacement needs

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Jan. 27, 2020, © Leeham News: The Boeing 737 MAX crisis appears headed for resolution within a few months. Stephen Dickson, the administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, told American, Southwest and… Read More

Pontifications: Another Calhoun challenge: fixing Boeing’s product strategy

Jan. 20, 2020, © Leeham News: David Calhoun has been CEO of The Boeing Co. for a week. A couple of new problems arose. Late last week, the US Air Force weighed in that it’s unhappy, again, with… Read More

Air Canada inaugurates A220-300 service today

Jan. 16, 2020, © Leeham News: Air Canada inaugurates Airbus A220-300 service today, becoming the second North American carrier to operate the A220. Delta Air Lines was the first, with the A220-100 last year. It is the first… Read More