Hazy expects 797 decision middle next year

Sept. 13, 2018, (c) Airfinance Journal: Air Lease’s executive chairman Steven Udvar-Hazy says that Boeing could make a decision on whether or not launch the 797 model mid-year 2019. If so, the timing could coincide with the Paris Air… Read More

Some suppliers consider sitting out Boeing’s NMA program

By Dan Catchpole August 15, 2018, © Leeham News: If Boeing launches its New Midsize Airplane (NMA or 797), it is expected to use the cleansheet program to force new contract terms on suppliers. And that has some… Read More

Pontifications: Lufthansa is sabotaging history

June 4, 2018, © Leeham News: I never thought I would find myself writing something like this. Lufthansa Airlines is sabotaging history and its own airplane restoration project. Lufthansa, the airline that honors its history with the airworthy… Read More

How competitive is A330neo? Part 2.

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How competitive is Airbus’ A330neo?

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Boeing 777-9 or Airbus A350-1000 for the Gulf carriers?

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Pontifications: Engine problems are getting worse

May 14, 2018, © Leeham News: The engine problems are getting worse. These have moved beyond the technical issues with the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000, GE Aviation GEnx, Pratt & Whitney GTF and CFM56. The problems are trickling down… Read More

Bombardier refocuses the CRJ

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Pontifications: Uncontained engine failures are rare but not unknown

April 23, 2018, © Leeham News: Last week’s engine malfunction on a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 was another in a rare, but not unknown, uncontained engine anomaly in recent years. All recent similar failures didn’t cause a loss… Read More

Narrowbody and Widebody engine developments, Part 2

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