Interest seen in Boeing’s “797,” says lessor

May 16, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Air Lease Corp., one of the world’s leading lessors, sees a “quite a bit” of interest from its customers in the prospective Boeing Middle of the Market aircraft, says its CEO, John… Read More

7M7 is key to Boeing’s future

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Pontifications: Boeing 777 production rates

Feb. 27, 2017, © Leeham Co.: When Boeing announced it will reduce 777 production to 5/mo, with actual deliveries of the 777 Classic to 3.5/mo beginning in 2018, the aerospace analyst at Goldman Sachs immediately concluded Boeing will… Read More

CSeries trans-Atlantic capability

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Pontifications: Hawaiian Air ponders A380

Oct. 31, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Hawaiian Airlines continues to ponder the possibility of acquiring one or two Airbus A380s, its CEO said on the third quarter earnings call—something that raises eyebrows and a lot of questions with… Read More

Airbus, Boeing agree on NMA–for now

Oct. 12, 2016, © Leeham Co.: It’s rare when Airbus and Boeing agree on product strategy, but officials of the two companies seemed in almost perfect alignment in separate interviews by LNC last week. Barry Eccleston, president of… Read More

Farnborough redefines the MOM sector

July 19, 2016, © Leeham Co.: If anything came out of the otherwise dull Farnborough Air Show, it was that the Middle of the Market airplane debate is as muddled as ever. Boeing didn’t launch, or even say… Read More

Airbus’ Leahy shifts a bit on MOM aircraft

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Pontifications: Why the 787-8 is no longer favored by Boeing

March 21, 2016, © Leeham Co: My Pontifications for the last two weeks examined how the Airbus and Boeing messaging continues to do battle for the product line ups. Boeing continues to denigrate the Airbus widebody line and… Read More

Pontifications: Airbus’ new edginess

March 14, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Airbus is presenting a new edginess in the long-running war of words with Boeing, adopting a tactic Boeing has used for years to make its case. The European manufacturer has never been… Read More