Pontifications: A deeper hole for the Boeing 737 MAX market share

Aug. 9, 2021, © Leeham News: Boeing’s 737 MAX market share vs Airbus is in a deeper hole than may be generally realized. Aviation Week last week complied a list of the top seven low-cost carrier airlines in… Read More

Asia-Pacific airline recovery held back by slow vaccination, border closures

Subscription Required By Judson Rollins Introduction  July 5, 2021, © Leeham News: The passenger air travel recovery from COVID-19 has been wildly uneven, even between neighboring countries. Most countries with large domestic markets have seen dramatic rebounds in… Read More

Pontifications: Winter is coming

By Vincent Valery Sept. 28, 2020, © Leeham News: The end of September marks the time when airlines in the Northern Hemisphere assess their summer season financial performance. Depending on the outcome, they adjust their capacity and evaluate… Read More

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