Pontifications: Nordic quietly rises to #4 world lessor

Dec. 10, 2018, © Leeham News: In the world of commercial aviation, GECAS, Avolon, AerCap, Air Lease Corp and BOC Aviation are among the most recognizable names of lessors. These companies make headlines with large orders of Airbus… Read More

History undermines Boeing claim of C Series impact: analysis

Analysis Dec. 22, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Boeing blames a subsidized, price-dumped Bombardier C Series for the poor sales of the smallest member of the 737 family, the -700 and the 7 MAX, but history doesn’t support the… Read More

Key lessors see strong wide-body market despite worries

Subscription Required Introduction Aug. 7, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Amid talk that Middle Eastern airlines, which are the largest group of users for wide-body aircraft, may defer Airbus and Boeing airplanes, there are conflicting signs that the bleak… Read More

Mid-Year production/delivery update: Bombardier, Embraer

Subscription Required Introduction July 31, 2017, © Leeham Co.: It’s time for our mid-year update of the Big Four airframe manufacturers and their production/delivery outlooks. Our update is through June 30. Although Boeing provides weekly order updates, Airbus,… Read More

The aircraft market will double in 20 years

By Bjorn Fehrm January 17, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: The market for passenger aircraft will double over the next 20 years, says Angus Kelly, the CEO of the world’s largest aircraft lessor, AERCAP. He forecast this growth, which is in… Read More

Less desirable aircraft for lessors

Subscription Required Introduction Part 3: Oct. 24, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Lessors select aircraft to add to their portfolios based on several basic criteria: Is it a good airplane? How are the economics? Is there, or will there… Read More

Pontifications: Assessing the benefit of new airplanes in low oil pricing

Dec. 7, 2015, © Leeham Co.: Oil for West Texas Intermediate Crude closed Friday at $39.97. International Brent closed at $43.05. These figures continue to breathe life into used aircraft and raise questions about new orders. In recent… Read More

Pontifications: Looking to year-end

Nov. 30, 2015, © Leeham Co.: One month to go to the end of 2015. What’s left to come? The first Boeing 737 MAX is rolling out of the factory Dec. 8. For reasons that defy obvious explanation,… Read More

We want engine choice, say airlines at IATA

June 9, 2015, c. Leeham Co. Airlines want engine choices, not sole-source on airplanes, airlines said at the International Air Transport Assn. (IATA) Annual General Meeting in Miami Beach (FL). Sole-sourcing cost Boeing a major order for the… Read More

Dissecting the United A319 deal: implications

Subscription required. Introduction May 19, 2015, c. Leeham Co. United Airlines and mega-lessor AerCap announced last week UAL will lease up to 25 Airbus A319s, with deliveries from 2016-2021. The aircraft are currently leased to China Southern Airlines…. Read More