Pontifications; Does the pandemic change the airliner market dynamics?

By Bjorn Fehrm October 19, 2020, ©. Leeham News: Airbus and Boeing have dominated the world’s airliner market over the last 30 years. In the next 30 years, will this change? Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the answer was… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Do I get COVID in airline cabins? Part 13. DOD tests confirm OEM results.

October 15, 2020, ©. Leeham News: Yesterday the USTRANSCOM and its US Air Force Air Mobility Command (AMC) published the results of extensive airliner COVID infection risk tests. The tests, which were made to check the risks for… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Do I get COVID in airline cabins? Part 12. New results.

October 9, 2020, ©. Leeham News: We interrupt our series about hydrogen as an energy store for airliners to go back to our previous theme for a Friday or two: Do I get COVID in airline cabins? IATA,… Read More

HOTR: What Delta and Qatar Airways have in common

By the Leeham News team Oct. 6, 2020, © Leeham News: Apart from a few exceptions, airlines have had to take steep losses since the beginning of the COVID-19. The pain is compounded for two major airlines: Delta… Read More

Pontifications: Winter is coming

By Vincent Valery Sept. 28, 2020, © Leeham News: The end of September marks the time when airlines in the Northern Hemisphere assess their summer season financial performance. Depending on the outcome, they adjust their capacity and evaluate… Read More

The engine manufacturers worst hit by the pandemic

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   September 28, 2020, © Leeham News: The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic is shaking the air travel and airliner manufacturing industries like no crisis before. More than 9/11, the oil crisis of 1973 or… Read More

HOTR: Five more airlines under court restructuring or ceasing operations

By the Leeham News Staff Aug. 31, 2020, © Leeham News: The Smartwings Group is the latest airline to file for a court restructuring. LNA’s monthly tracking of failed carriers adds Virgin Atlantic, EasyFly, Go2Sky, ExpressJet, and the… Read More

Restoring capacity with the A330ceo or A330neo, Part 6, Wrapup.

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   July 23, 2020, © Leeham News: Over the last four weeks, we analyzed the venerable Airbus A330, to see if the present low fuel and lease prices make the recent A330neo version… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Do I get COVID in airline cabins? Part 11. Wrapup.

July 18, 2020, ©. Leeham News: It’s time to wrap our Corner series about flying during the COVID-19 pandemic. We started the series on the 8th of May. A lot of knowledge has been gained since, about COVID-19… Read More

An economic crisis on top of a medical one: Why airline traffic won’t fully recover until the mid-late 2020s

Open To All Readers By Judson Rollins Introduction July 13, 2020, © Leeham News: As the world waits for the COVID-19 storm to abate, questions are growing over the duration of a demand downturn for airlines. Many journalists… Read More