Major upcoming carrier re-fleetings

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   July 26, 2021, © Leeham News: As passenger traffic in the USA recovers, carriers’ operating cash flow turned consistently positive. With increased confidence in a sustainable passenger recovery, some airlines started ordering… Read More

Industry stands together on safety

By Scott Correa Special to Leeham News  May 27, 2021, © Leeham News: Forty-two years ago this week, I puked at work. On May 25, 1979, an American Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-10 crashed on take off from Chicago’s… Read More

HOTR: Airbus’ view on recovery from COVID; why Southwest stayed with MAX 7

By the Leeham News staff May 11, 2021, © Leeham News: Domestic traffic throughout the world is returning to 2019 levels, but at different rates, according to an Airbus analysis. Robert Lange, Head of Business Analysis and Market… Read More

Airbus trails Boeing in US in-service airplanes but leads with backlog

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Introduction March 29, 2021, © Leeham News: As airlines across the global struggle to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, Airbus faces a weakened Boeing. Some might argue Airbus has the advantage over Boeing,… Read More

Enhancing the Dreamliner, Part 5: 787-10

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Nov. 5, 2020, © Leeham News: After analyzing the 787-9, we now turn our attention to the last Dreamliner variant that entered into service, the -10. The 787-10 was developed as a… Read More

Pontifications: Boeing works on green aviation initiatives

Oct. 5, 2020, © Leeham News: Even as Boeing works its way through the final days of the 737 MAX grounding and how to survive the COVID-19 crisis, it’s working on greener aviation. LNA already reported how Boeing… Read More

US Regional Consolidation Began Before Covid

Second in a Series on the Future of Regionals The future of regional jets is limited by choices, Scope Clause Subscription Required Introduction By Kathryn B. Creedy Aug. 6, 2020, (c) Leeham News: Many might assume the recent… Read More

Pontifications: Turbulence is not just something in the air

July 20, 2020, © Leeham News: The timing is coincidental. If you think the airline industry is in a wind shear now, don’t be fooled. The industry has been in perpetual turbulence for 50 years. At least that’s… Read More

HOTR: American sees virtually no travel for up to 7 months

By the Leeham News staff April 7, 2020, © Leeham News: “Nobody’s traveling in the next 30 or 60 days,” said Vasu Raja, American Airlines Group Inc.’s senior vice president for network strategy. “But nobody is really making… 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