Air Berlin files for bankruptcy

By Bjorn Fehrm August 16, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: Air Berlin, Germany’s second largest airline, with 85 destinations, 8,000 employees and 72 aircraft, filed for bankruptcy yesterday. We wrote about Air Berlin’s problems in October last year and we’ve… Read More

Boeing’s tactical option for MOM sector

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Pontifications: Avolon sees strong sales for Boeing 737-10

Aug. 14, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Avolon, one of the world’s largest aircraft lessors following the acquisition of the CIT Aerospace portfolio, believes Boeing will see 2,000 of the 737-10—doubling the internal figure Boeing used to launch the… Read More

Can Airbus improve the A321neo further? Part 2

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Delta asks Commerce to redefine scope of Boeing-Bombardier case

Aug. 8, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Delta Air Lines asked the US Department of Commerce to redefine the scope of the Boeing complaint of Bombardier price dumping in its CS100 order with the carrier, filings at DOC show…. Read More

Key lessors see strong wide-body market despite worries

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Pontifications: Context is everything

Aug. 7, 2017, © Leeham Co.: The quote appeared on Twitter, citing the chairman of Air Lease Corp, Steven Udvar-Hazy: “I would simply but strongly encourage the OEMs to carefully review their production rate aspirations closely and realistically.”… Read More

Can Airbus improve the A321neo?

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Etihad clears the decks

By Bjorn Fehrm August 2, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: “Etihad, where to now?” was our headline on our May review of the Gulf airline. The 2016 revenue and earnings were not clear at the time. Etihad group has now… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Electric aircraft, Part 5

July 28, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: In the last Corner, we looked at the mass of the propulsion components for a regional airliner. Now we complete the mass estimations for the complete hybrid electric system. We do that for… Read More