Is Emirates in trouble?

Introduction Jan. 12, 2017, © Leeham Co.: There are a growing number of articles around the Emirates airline that points to recent weaknesses in the airline’s operating model. Here are just two: “Is Emirates Airline running out of… Read More

Airbus sets new delivery record for 2016

By Bjorn Fehrm January 11, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: Airbus Commercial Aircraft presented a new record in yearly deliveries at its Press Briefing in Toulouse today.  The division of an integrated Airbus (therefore Airbus Commercial Aircraft, ACA) delivered 688… Read More

Deferrals grow as airlines fight to keep bottom line

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Pontifications: Embraer, contrary to others, looks to momentum in 2017

Jan. 3, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Airbus, Boeing and Bombardier look toward 2017 as a bit of a punk year, as detailed in our Look Ahead for subscribers only. Not so by Embraer. In an exclusive interview, John… Read More

Pontifications: Leeham News’ approach to the news

Leeham News and Comment will be on holiday Dec. 24, 2016, through Jan. 2, 2017, barring major breaking news. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Dec. 19, 2016, © Leeham Co. Two thousand sixteen is almost over. This… Read More

Comparing A350s, 787s and A380s

Editor’s note: We don’t typically do “trip reports;” this isn’t the scope of LNC. But occasionally one crosses our desk that we find of interest. One of our readers, William Bain, provided the following to us and we thought… Read More

Emirates feels low-cost, long-haul competition

Note: Nov. 24 and 25 are Thanksgiving Holidays in the US. Our next post will be Monday. By Bjorn Fehrm 23 November 2016, ©. Leeham Co: Emirates Airline president Tim Clark says the carrier “has to change its… Read More

Pontifications: Leahy’s retirement from Airbus

Nov. 14, 2016, © Leeham Co.: News emerged last week that Airbus super-salesman John Leahy has a new deputy, Kiran Rao. A new title for Rao wasn’t revealed in the Bloomberg story. He currently is EVP-Strategy and Marketing,… Read More

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

Pontifications: A good week for Boeing wide-bodies

Oct. 17, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Boeing had a very good week for wide-body orders last week. It recorded 42 orders for the 787 and 10 for the 777-300ER. Thirty of the former and all of the latter… Read More