Pontifications: Rebuilding the MAX and Boeing brands

May 6, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing has a big job ahead of it to restore faith in the 737 MAX with flight crews and the flying public. Recertification is still weeks or perhaps months away. The return… Read More

Boeing customer compensation for MAX already at $1bn and climbing, estimates aviation lawyer

May 2, 2019, © Leeham News, New York: Boeing faces huge claims from airlines with grounded 737 MAXes, the amount of which will depend on the time the airplanes are out of service, an aviation lawyer tells LNA…. Read More

Boeing suppliers ramp up schedule for MAX: 52/mo by July, 57/mo by August

April 29, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing reduced the production rate on the 737 line in mid-April from 52/mo to 42/mo in response to the grounding of the airplane by regulators worldwide. The company and others said they… Read More

Impact of MAX grounding emerges with earnings reports

Subscription Required Introduction April 29, 2019, © Leeham News: With first quarter financial results beginning to be reported, the impact of the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX is beginning to emerge. Boeing 737 MAXes stored at Everett… Read More

Airbus, Boeing backlogs in US, EU and tariff exposure

Subscription Required Now open to all readers. Introduction April 25, 2019, © Leeham News: With the European Union now listing aircraft among the US products that will be subject to tariffs, in retaliation for the United States plan… Read More

Congestion costs billions, but airlines show little concern

Subscription required Introduction  March 21, 2019, © Leeham News: There are many estimates for how much flight delays and disruptions cost airlines and passengers. But everyone agrees the total number is big—possibly more than $1bn for each major… Read More

With CSeries, Airbus commands 78% of 100-150 seat sector

Subscription Required Introduction Feb. 11, 2019, © Leeham News: Airbus acquired 50.01% of the Bombardier CSeries program last year. Boeing and Embraer Commercial Aviation received Brazilian government approval last month and now await a nearly-year long regulatory approval… Read More

What costs dominate an airliner’s operation?

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction September 6, 2018, © Leeham News.: Last month we put the question if rising fuel prices will revitalize new aircraft sales. We now continue the analysis of an airliner’s costs by looking… Read More

Analysis: Bombardier continues to improve Q400 model

By Olivier Bonnassies Aug. 21, 2018, © Airfinance Journal: Bombardier Commercial Aircraft is gradually introducing more features in its Q400 turboprop aircraft as the Canadian manufacturer continues to see appetite in the 70-90-seat market. Improvements under development include… Read More

Airbus Business Line Services ramping up

Subscription Required Introduction Aug. 13, 2018, © Leeham News: While Boeing aggressively pushes its new business unit, Boeing Global Services (BGS), on a trajectory for a $50bn revenue target in 10 years, Airbus quietly has its own services… Read More