Why bailouts make sense under these circumstances

By Scott Hamilton Commentary March 18, 2020, © Leeham News: The Federal government is preparing a bailout, said to be more than $1 trillion, to pump into the US economy. Airlines want $50bn. Boeing wants $60bn for the… Read More

US carriers not at imminent risk of bankruptcy despite potential shutdown

By Judson Rollins March 16, 2020, © Leeham News: Throughout Sunday afternoon and evening, reports – all unconfirmed – began to emerge in the US that as early as today, the Trump administration may announce a suspension of… Read More

Why the A321XLR makes sense for Alaska Airlines

By Scott Hamilton Feb. 23, 2020, © Leeham News: Alaska Airlines last week said it will place an order, perhaps this year, for 200 aircraft for delivery over the next decade. The carrier exclusively operated Boeing 737s until… Read More

JetBlue, a carrier at crossroads

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Feb. 17, 2020, © Leeham News: JetBlue Airways has come a long way since it started operations in 2000. The airline celebrated its 20th-anniversary last week. While the US legacy carriers were… Read More

Pontifications: Catching up on Odds and Ends-Alaska’s Airbus fleet, first E195-E2 delivery, Boeing’s MAX rebranding question

Take our Boeing 737 MAX rebranding poll at the end of this post. Sept. 2, 2019, © Leeham News: It’s time to catch up on Odds and Ends. Alaska Airlines In its second quarter earnings call and 10Q… Read More

Pontifications: Boeing can’t catch a break

July 15, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing can’t catch a break. Some may argue it doesn’t deserve one, given what’s come out about the 737 MAX development. And the sloppy production of the 787 at the Charleston (SC)… Read More

E175-E2 prototype in production, first flight by year end

May 28, 2019, © Leeham News: The first E175-E2 prototype is now in production at the Embraer plant here at Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil, despite having no firm orders and only a single conditional order for 100… Read More

Pontifications: Writing had been on the wall for years for Q400 sale; CRJ is next

Nov. 12, 2018, © Leeham News: The writing had really been on the wall for the past few years, regardless what the corporate line was: Bombardier was one day going to sell the Q400 program or shut it… Read More

Stopping airliner theft

By Bjorn Fehrm August 15, 2018, © Leeham News.: The theft of the Horizon Air Bombardier Q400 Friday brings the question how easy airliners are to steal and what can be made about it. Having never flown an… Read More

Pontifications: Limited operations raise doubts over Paine Field airline service

April 9, 2018, © Leeham News: This fall, the Seattle area will get a second passenger airport: three airlines will begin service at Paine Field, in Everett, which is also home to Boeing’s massive wide-body production plant. Alaska,… Read More