Bombardier’s CS100 media flight demonstrates quiet

July 10, 2016, (c) Leeham Co.: Our coverage of the Farnborough Air Show (#FIA16 on Twitter) begins today, with a media flight on the Bombardier CS100. The day was rainy and somewhat turbulent until the flight got above… Read More

Boeing MAX program progresses well

Our coverage of the Farnborough Air Show begins today with an interview with Keith Leverkuhn, VP and GM of the Boeing 737 program. There will be a combination of paywall and freewall posts. Subscription Required Introduction July 10,… Read More

IATA, Lufthansa cargo reports are discouraging

July 6, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Going into the Farnborough Air Show (#FIA16 on Twitter) next week, ominous signs continue to emerge about the health of the air cargo industry. The International Air Transport Assn. (IATA) Wednesday said… Read More

Farnborough Preview #3: Analysts weigh in

July 6, 2017: The industrial portion of the Farnborough Air Show (#FIA16 on Twitter) officially begins Monday and runs through Thursday. There are also some special events Sunday. LNC will be reporting from the Show throughout the week. Below… Read More

Pontifications: Boeing is back

July 4, 2016, © Leeham Co.: It’s looking like all the pain and agony of the 787 development is behind Boeing. (Except for the deferred production costs, of course.) Boeing is back into airplane development mode. To be… Read More

Farnborough Air Show preview: expectations and possible surprises

Subscription Required Introduction July 4, 2016, © Leeham Co: The Farnborough Air Show begins next Monday and predictably, focus will be on orders. With new airplanes from Airbus and Boeing past their development stages, conventional wisdom says there… Read More

Pontifications: Time to calm down from last week’s news cycle

June 27, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Last week turned out to be one of the busiest in aviation in quite some time. Details of the Iran Air Boeing “order” emerged. Everyone overlooks that this is really a “Memorandum of Agreement,”… Read More

Farnborough Air Show Preview: Orders aren’t the only thing to look for

Subscription Required Introduction John Schmidt of the consulting firm Accenture, wearing smart glasses for augmented reality. June 27, 2016, © Leeham Co.: The Farnborough Air Show (FIA16) is closely watched for orders placed with Airbus, Boeing and to… Read More

ISTAT Day 1: Leahy’s biggest fear: producing enough planes to meet demand

Feb. 29, 2016, (c) Leeham Co: Aircraft lessors financed 48% of the Airbus deliveries in 2015, with direct sales and sale-leasebacks, says John Leahy, chief operating officer customers for Airbus. We’re at the 2016 ISTAT AGM in Phoenix and… Read More

Pontifications: Looking ahead to 2016

Jan. 4, 2016, © Leeham Co. Let’s take a walk through our outlook for 2016. Boeing is 100 The Boeing Co. is 100 years old this year. July 15, to be precise. This is the last day of… Read More