Assessing A320 production rate interest in >70/mo

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What costs dominate an airliner’s operation? Part 2

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The Muddle of the Market aircraft (No, this isn’t a typo)

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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

Farnborough Air Show: No NMA, unlikely A321 Plus, no Boeing-EMB tie up

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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

Engines “huge” question for Boeing NMA, says top industry official

May 15, 2018, © Leeham News: The engine problems at all four OEMs mean a later entry-into-service for the prospective Boeing New Midrange Aircraft (797), says an influential figure in commercial aviation. And the longer Boeing puts off… Read More

Engine deliveries affects Airbus 1Q2018 results

By Bjorn Fehrm April 27, 2018, ©. Leeham News: Airbus Group presented its 1Q2018 results this morning. It’s heavily influenced by A320neo engine delivery delays. Only 30 A320neos were delivered during Q1 out of a year total of 400…. Read More

Is Long-Haul LCC viable? Part 2

By Bjorn Fehrm April 04, 2018, © Leeham News.: In the first article about Long-Haul LCC and if it’s a viable business, we looked at ticket pricing strategy used by airlines to maximize revenue on a route. Now… Read More

Pontifications: An old pro thinks long-haul LCC model is about who loses the most money

March 26, 2018, © Leeham News: Long-haul, low-cost carriers are likely here to stay but the impact will be limited. This is the conclusion of Robert L. Crandall, former CEO of American Airlines, who faced the USA’s first… Read More