Pontifications: Measured comments and “useful” information

March 5, 2018, © Leeham Co.: Nothing is as frustrating to a journalist as interview a great subject who doesn’t offer up anything especially useful. I had a brief sideline interview with one such person at the US… Read More

Insignificant impact on Boeing from aluminum tariff: JP Morgan

March 2, 2018, © Leeham Co.: President Trump this week announced tariffs of 25% and 10% on steel and aluminum imports, sparking a sharp stock sell-off and provoking fears of a trade war. Ever parochial in its coverage,… Read More

Southwest CEO sees 60% of fleet becoming the 737-7

March 1, 2018, © Leeham Co.: Southwest Airlines needs about 100 more Boeing 737-8s before turning its attention to the 737-7, CEO Gary Kelly told LNC in a press scrum at the 2018 Aviation Summit today, sponsored by… Read More

IAG’s LEVEL shopping for future fleet

By Bjorn Fehrm February 28, 2018, ©. Leeham Co: IAG (parent of British Airways, IBERIA, Air Lingus, Vueling and LEVEL) presented the 2017 results Friday. The group’s airlines all had a good 2017 behind them. LEVEL, the long-haul LCC… Read More

Pontifications: OEMs hike list prices

Feb. 26, 2018, © Leeham Co.:  I’m tardy in getting around to this topic, which I do annually, because of an unusually heavy travel schedule this year. The airframe manufacturers in January adjusted their list prices for airplanes…. Read More

Hawaiian Airlines’ switch from A330-800 to 787-9

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Boeing displaces Airbus at Hawaiian, wins 787-9 deal; airline cancels A330-800 order

Feb. 20, 2018, © Leeham Co.: Boeing has displaced Airbus at Hawaiian Airlines, winning an order for 787-9s. Hawaiian canceled an order for six A330-800s, the only order on the books for this sub-type. An announcement could come… Read More

Qatar may up-gauge A350-900 to -1000, buy more

Feb. 20, 2018 © Leeham Co., Toulouse: Qatar Airways may up-gauge some of its Airbus A350-900 orders to the larger -1000 and it may buy more A350s for its leasing company, CEO Akbar Al Baker said at the… Read More

Airbus readies A350-1000 for delivery, dismisses Boeing 777-9

Feb. 20, 2018, © Leeham Co.: Toulouse: Airbus will deliver its first A350-1000 to launch customer Qatar Airways within hours, making the end to a nearly two-month wait for the ceremonial handover. The aircraft was legally delivered to… Read More

Pontifications: Transformation is key to increasing production rates

Feb. 19, 2018, © Leeham Co.: The likely prospect that Airbus and Boeing will increase single-aisle production rates next decade is outlined in our paywall article today. The whys and capabilities to do so are outlined in the… Read More