Pontifications: Catching up on Odds and Ends-Alaska’s Airbus fleet, first E195-E2 delivery, Boeing’s MAX rebranding question

Take our Boeing 737 MAX rebranding poll at the end of this post. Sept. 2, 2019, © Leeham News: It’s time to catch up on Odds and Ends. Alaska Airlines In its second quarter earnings call and 10Q… Read More

Everett-based DC-3 leaves Saturday for D-Day, Berlin Air Lift celebrations

May 9, 2019, © Leeham News: D-Day is June 6, 1944. The start of the Berlin Air Lift is June 24, 1948. The Historic Flight Foundation (HFF), located at Paine Field, Saturday afternoon embarks on a multi-week trip… Read More

Canada’s Harbour Air to fit electric engines on its plane

Subscription Required Introduction By Bryan Corliss March 26, 2019, © Leeham News: A Seattle-area engine manufacturer today will announce a significant step toward actually getting an electric-powered passenger aircraft off the ground. The company, MagniX, is set to… Read More

Book Review: The Crash Detectives

  July 5, 2016, © Leeham Co.: The Crash Detectives, by Christine Negroni, © 2016. Penguin Books. Available on Amazon.com. As an avid follower of The Smithsonian Channel’s “Air Disaster” series and The Weather Channel’s “Why Planes Crash,”… Read More

PNAA Conference: Bringing an out-of-production airplane back to life

Feb. 12, 2015: Boeing gets the headlines and the prospect of bringing back into production the 757, last delivered in 2005, has been a matter of some debate. Many point to the infeasibility or nearly so of bringing… Read More

World’s dud airliners: a poll of your choices

Dec. 29, 2014: Now’s your chance to vote on what you think are the world’s dud airliners. Here are the parameters: Post World War II. A commercial airliner that entered service–not a prototype or a concept or a… Read More

World’s dud airliners

While we’re in the slow-news Holidays, we thought we’d have some irreverent fun. There have been many attempts at building airliners. There are the obvious successes but there have been many, many failures. Starting with the end of… Read More

Odds and Ends: Rescuing a polar bear cub; new turbo-prop, sort of

Rescuing a polar bear cub: Long-time readers of this column know we’re fascinated with polar bears, so when we received the following press release, we couldn’t help but share the story with you. Mi-26 saves polar bear cub… Read More