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

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

Pontifications: The nuts and bolts of air disasters

March 9, 2020, © Leeham News: Commercial aviation accidents are high profile news events. These happen rarely. Many times, a lot of people are killed. (It should be noted that often survivors may outnumber those killed as safety… Read More

An upcoming shakeup in European skies

By Vincent Valery Introduction   Mar. 3, 2020, © Leeham News: After the 2012-2014 European sovereign debt crisis, passenger traffic grew briskly in Europe. The expansion of low-cost airlines, combined with increasing passenger traffic from Asia, contributed to this… Read More