Bjorn’s Corner: Production rates

20 November 2015, ©. Leeham Co: Emirates Airline CEO, Tim Clark, is quoted as having said “it takes them forever to get this thing up.” He was talking about the Airbus A350 production rate and his reasons for… Read More

Delta Air sees 777 surplus developing

Subscription required. Oct. 14, 2015, © Leeham Co.: Delta Air Lines sees a major surplus of young Boeing 777s developing in the near term as key operators plan to let the aircraft go from leases or retirements. The looming… Read More

Pontifications: Airbus flies past Boeing in order race

Sept. 7, 2015, © Leeham Co.: Airbus flew past Boeing in the annual orders race when the August numbers were reported last week by both companies. With the order for 250 A320s finally firmed up by India’s Indigo Airlines… Read More

Pontifications: Casting eyes toward Dubai Air Show

Aug. 31, 2015, © Leeham Co. September begins tomorrow and we’re only nine weeks away to the 2015 Dubai Air Show. We’re looking to this event to be the last big opportunity for major airplane orders for this… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Sale/Leasebacks

21 August 2015, ©. Leeham Co: IndiGo Airlines firmed up Airbus’ largest aircraft sale by unit numbers in the week. The order is for 250 A320neos. This means the airline goes from 180 A320neos on order to 430…. Read More

Boeing 777X heading towards design freeze a bit heavier than planned.

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required Introduction July 12, 2015, © Leeham Co. As we reported from Boeing’s Paris Air Show briefing, Boeing’s 777X project is progressing to a design freeze later in 2015. At the briefing everything was… Read More

Hot competition in Middle East, Airframe analysis.

By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction June 15, 2015, C. Leeham Co: We have previously written about the interview with Emirates Airline President and COO, Tim Clark, where he says that in the present competition for Emirates’ medium haul 330… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Hot competition in Middle east.

By Bjorn Fehrm Boeing needs hundreds of 777 orders to bridge the production gap is now open to all Readers.   Introduction 12 June 2015, C. Leeham Co: Earlier in the week we had an interesting interview with… Read More

Paris Air Show: Qatar and others

Subscription required. Introduction June 1, 2015, c. Leeham Co. It could be called the Qatar Airways Air Show. Qatar Airways plans to have five airliners on display at the Paris Air Show in two weeks: the Airbus A319,… 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