European Regionals Face Hostile Operating Environment

Subscription Required By Kathryn B. Creedy Third in a Series. Previous articles: The future of regional jets is limited by choices, Scope Clause US Regional Consolidation Began Before Covid Introduction Aug. 31, 2020, (c) Leeham News: European regionals… Read More

HOTR: LATAM files bankruptcy, latest COVID airline casualty; 1,100 aircraft involved

By the Leeham News Staff May 26, 2020, © Leeham News: LATAM, the largest airline company in South America, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy today in New York. LATAM operates more than 300 aircraft. This filing means more… Read More

Pontifications: What shape and how long will recovery take?

April 20, 2020, © Leeham News: There just is little good news for the aerospace industry right now. Airbus announced it will reduce production by a third across the A-Series airliners. I don’t think this will be the… Read More

Is COVID-19 a Force Majeure event?

Editor’s Note: Airbus, Boeing and Embraer and other OEMs face requests for deferrals and perhaps cancellations of orders as a result of COVID-19. In addition, Boeing now faces cancellation requests for the 737 MAX grounding, now in its… Read More

Pontifications: What kind of aid could US airlines get?

March 16, 2020, © Leeham News: Airlines in Europe already asked governments for financial aid as coronavirus forces massive schedule cutbacks and in some cases, complete service suspension. In the US, talk of aid began in earnest last… Read More

Airlines seek rent relief as coronavirus impacts widen

By Scott Hamilton March 11, 2020, © Leeham News: Some airlines already are asking for rent relief as a result of widespread groundings of aircraft because of the coronavirus. BOC Aviation, Avolon and Air Lease Corp are just… Read More

Coronavirus dominates sideline talk at aviation conference

By Scott Hamilton March 2, 2020, © Leeham News, Austin (TX): The global impact of COVID-19, the coronavirus, was the dominant talk on the sidelines of an aviation conference here. Industry professionals predict the reduction in airline service… Read More

Airlines look toward another peak season without the MAX

Subscription Required Introduction Nov. 11, 2019, © Leeham News: Airlines are beginning to make plans for another peak summer season either without the Boeing 737 MAX in their fleets, or a reduced number. With the recertification of the… Read More

Air France-KLM wants to simplify the fleet

Subscription Required Nov. 7, 2019, © Leeham News: Air France-KLM will strive to greatly simplify its fleet by early next decade, the group outlined in an investors day presentation Nov. 5. The Group includes Air France, KLM and… Read More

EU ready to instantly retaliate if US imposes tariffs in Airbus WTO case

Sept. 29, 2019, © Leeham News: The European Union is ready to retaliate against the US for any tariffs imposed, as early as October, in response to the World Trade Organization authorization to do so in connection with… Read More