Airbus trails Boeing in US in-service airplanes but leads with backlog

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Introduction March 29, 2021, © Leeham News: As airlines across the global struggle to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, Airbus faces a weakened Boeing. Some might argue Airbus has the advantage over Boeing,… Read More

The 737 MAX – A Tragedy 60 years in the Making

This is the first in a series. Special to Leeham News. By Peter W. Lemme Twitter satcom_guru www.satcom.guru  Part 1: Min to the Max The Customer is Always Right Heredity Boeing 757 Misses the Mark Where were you… Read More

Coronavirus dominates sideline talk at aviation conference

By Scott Hamilton March 2, 2020, © Leeham News, Austin (TX): The global impact of COVID-19, the coronavirus, was the dominant talk on the sidelines of an aviation conference here. Industry professionals predict the reduction in airline service… Read More

Retirement wave coming that will boost A330neo sales, says Airbus

March 6, 2018: Airbus is ramping up the messaging for the slow-selling A330neo, reiterating its view that a wave of retirements is coming from current A330 operators that will support new sales. LNC first reported the message Dec…. Read More

Pontifications: Scrutiny of HNA intensifies

Nov. 27, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Time for some catch-up in the world of commercial aviation. Scrutiny of HNA Group is intensifying as regulators in Switzerland claim the Chinese company provided false information in the takeover of a… Read More

Pontifications: Branson gets pissy over dropping the Virgin America name

April 3, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Sir Richard Branson came to Seattle last week to promote the new service by Virgin Atlantic Airlines to London. In a hissy-fit, he promptly pissed on Alaska Airlines for the business decision… Read More

Pontifications: The Bottom Line isn’t always about The Bottom Line

June 6, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Sweetheart deals to win strategic aircraft orders are nothing new in commercial aviation. John Leahy, COO-Customers for Airbus, last week poked Bombardier for its order from Delta Air Lines. Citing a reported… Read More

Pontifications: Potential MRJ safety issue, delay impacts customers

Dec. 21, 2015, © Leeham Co.: Mitsubishi Aircraft announced last week that its MRJ90 program was undergoing a review following three test flights. A new schedule could be announced as early as this week, but by the end… Read More

Pontifications: Qatar Air adds US service, US airlines ramp up whining

May 11, 2015: Qatar Airways is going to add service to three more US cities and the US airlines don’t like it. That’s too bad. We’ve heard this story before. First, it was the proposed deregulation of the… Read More

Odds and Ends: Recovering WWII flying boat; Constellation restorations; Eastern Air DC-7B; Where will 787-10 be assembled?

As the holidays approach, we’re going to lighten up a bit and provide some links to feature stories. There continues to be news, of course, and a couple of items are in this post. But enjoy the break…. Read More