2021 fleet trends: small jets get bigger, bigger jets get smaller – and the old makes way for the new

Subscription Required By Judson Rollins Introduction  May 13, 2021, © Leeham News: Aviation data provider Cirium said last week that just under 7,850 commercial aircraft were still in storage, down from 8,684 at the beginning of the year… Read More

Outlook 2021: Turboprops challenged

Subscription Required By Judson Rollins & Bjorn Fehrm Introduction Jan. 11, 2021, © Leeham News: COVID-19 may ultimately prove to be a net positive for turboprop manufacturers. Near-term orders will be pinched just as for jets, but a… Read More

HOTR: Lease rates, aircraft values continue to plunge/Update

Update: Ishka advises that its starting comparison point in the chart below should have been January, not July. This changes the rate of value and rent decline appreciably. Aug. 19, 2020, © Leeham News: Aircraft values and least… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: The challenges of Hydrogen. Part 2. Ecosystem.

July 31, 2020, ©. Leeham News: In our series on Hydrogen as an energy store for airliner use we begin by looking at the needed ecosystem that can produce and distribute Hydrogen. When I was skeptical about hydrogen… Read More

Looking ahead for 2020 and 2030 decades: ATR & De Havilland Canada

Subscription Required Seventh and final in a series. By Judson Rollins Introduction Jet manufacturers typically introduce a new airplane every 15 years or so. Commercial turboprops have not innovated to nearly the same extent as jets, with rival… Read More

European airline struggles add risk to 15% of Airbus, Boeing orders

By Judson Rollins Subscription Required Introduction Earlier this week, LNA examined the potential for a shakeout among European carriers as the coronavirus outbreak spreads to the continent. Five European countries now rank among the ten hardest hit –… Read More

ATR: We’re confident in the future of turboprops

Subscription Required By Judson Rollins Introduction Executives from turboprop manufacturer ATR expressed optimism about their product range and the future of turboprops in general at last week’s Singapore Airshow. According to industry databases, ATR has 52% of the… Read More

Paris Air Show: notable orders other than A321XLR and 737MAX

By Vincent Valery June 24, 2019, © Leeham News: The A321XLR launch and IAG’s 737MAX order gathered most of the attention during the 2019 Paris Air Show. Nevertheless, other significant orders were placed by airlines and lessors.

Paris Air Show, Day 4: Closing orders, commitments

June 20, 2019, © Airfinance Journal: By day four of the Paris Air Show, most of the OEMs had already wrapped up their deal-making, but there was still time for Airbus to tempt another two airlines and another… Read More

No new turboprop from Embraer for now

Subscription Required May 27, 2019, © Leeham News: Embraer is not going to launch a new 70-90 seat turboprop now or at the Paris Air Show next month, the CEO of its Commercial Aviation unit said today at… Read More