HOTR: Boeing still sees MAX 3Q recertification

By the Leeham News staff June 10, 2020, © Leeham News: Despite COVID slowdowns, Boeing still expects recertification of the 737 MAX in the third quarter, say people familiar with the situation. Whether this timetable proves out remains… Read More

France to invest 15 billion Euro in its aeronautical industry

By Bjorn Fehrm June 10, 2020, ©. Leeham News: France presented a 15 billion Euro support plan for the French aeronautical industry yesterday, to help the industry overcome the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The plan has three… Read More

HOTR: Moving up the 777-8F?

 By the Leeham News Staff June 4, 2020, © Leeham News: A lawsuit filed by cargo specialist Volga Dnepr against Boeing claims Boeing is running out the clock on the 747-8F. The report by The Seattle Times makes… Read More

There could be a future for the A380—and it’s not what you think

By Scott Hamilton June 3, 2020, © Leeham News: The conventional wisdom is there is no future for the Airbus A380 after front-line carriers remove the airplane from their fleets. Singapore Airlines retired the first of five A380s… Read More

Pontifications: New GE Aviation CEO will face big challenges

June 1, 2020, © Leeham News: The new chief executive officer for GE Aviation (GEA) will face huge challenges when he or she succeeds David Joyce when he retires this year, say industry sources. Joyce was named CEO… Read More

Mitsubishi SpaceJet retreat is the best news for Embraer in months

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Analysis May 25, 2020, © Leeham News: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) surprising retreat from its SpaceJet regional airliner program is the best news in months for beleaguered Embraer. This takes pressure off the… Read More

Pontifications: Aircraft values, lease rates plummet

May 25, 2020, © Leeham News: Aircraft lease rates continue to plummet as the virus crisis infects the airline industry. In an update of its periodic look at rates, the UK advisory firm ISHKA last week looked at… Read More

Lessor exposure to Airbus, Boeing wide-bodies

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton May 18, 2020, © Leeham News: As airlines park or retire thousands of aircraft, lessors with wide-body airplanes are most at risk. Single-aisle airplanes are easier to re-lease and more in demand when… Read More

Better to bring capacity back with a 787-10 or 777-300ER

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   May 14, 2020, © Leeham News: Last week, we compared the economics of the Boeing 777-300ER and 777-9 on the world’s busiest intercontinental route. The older aircraft proved a viable alternative, thanks… Read More

Analysis: Mitsubishi suspends development of M100, continues M90 due to COVID

By Scott Hamilton Analysis May 12, 2020, © Leeham News: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) yesterday said it cut development money for the M100 SpaceJet. M100 R&D is suspended indefinitely while it continues for the M90 on half rations…. Read More