Environment and aviation, a gap between aspirations and reality

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Jan. 20, 2020, © Leeham News: Talks about climate change and the need to reduce human-induced carbon emissions are nowadays a daily occurrence in Western media. After years of faster-than-trend growth in… Read More

Pontifications: Another Calhoun challenge: fixing Boeing’s product strategy

Jan. 20, 2020, © Leeham News: David Calhoun has been CEO of The Boeing Co. for a week. A couple of new problems arose. Late last week, the US Air Force weighed in that it’s unhappy, again, with… Read More

Air Canada inaugurates A220-300 service today

Jan. 16, 2020, © Leeham News: Air Canada inaugurates Airbus A220-300 service today, becoming the second North American carrier to operate the A220. Delta Air Lines was the first, with the A220-100 last year. It is the first… Read More

Boeing hasn’t hit bottom yet. Neither have suppliers.

By Scott Hamilton Analysis Jan. 15, 2020, © Leeham News: The extent of the damage to Boeing from the 737 MAX crisis still is unfolding. Billions of dollars in new costs and charges are expected to be announced… Read More

Pontifications: Airbus almost certain to be hurt by MAX crisis

Jan. 6, 2020, © Leeham News: This may be the year that Airbus is hit with the negative consequences of the Boeing 737 MAX crisis. Most observers see Airbus benefitting with greater A320 family sales while the MAX… Read More

Boeing MAX crisis dominated 2019 Top stories

By Scott Hamilton Dec. 30, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing and the 737 MAX dominated the Top 10 Stories on Leeham News in 2019. This should surprise no one. The year-end late-breaking news that Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg… Read More

Pontifications: There was other news in 2019 besides MAX. Really.

Dec. 23, 2019, © Leeham News: The Boeing 737 MAX crisis clearly dominated the news this year. It’s felt like the aviation stories have been all-MAX, all-the-time. Believe it or not, there was aviation news other than the… Read More

Why did Qantas choose Airbus’ A350-1000 for project Sunrise?

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction December 19, 2019, © Leeham News: Qantas Airways declared the Airbus A350-1000 the winner for its project Sunrise last week. After two years of competition with Boeing’s 777-8, it was the preferred… Read More

US trade rep rejects Airbus tariff reduction claim

Dec. 9. 2019, © Leeham News: The US Trade Representative (USTR) Friday dismissed Airbus; conclusion last week that the tariff authorized by the World Trade Organization (WTO) should be lowered by about $2bn. The WTO’s Compliance Panel last… Read More

A tectonic shift towards large narrowbody

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction A321XLR. Source: Airbus. Dec. 9, 2019, © Leeham News: There are now more firm orders for the Airbus A321neo than all the latest generation widebody programs combined: Airbus A330neo and A350, Boeing… Read More