Global airline recovery: LNA’s view shifts from traffic to revenue, but our timeline hasn’t changed

Subscription Required By Judson Rollins Introduction  July 19, 2021, © Leeham News: A year ago last week, LNA published what might have seemed an apocalyptic call: global airline passenger traffic would not recover until 2024 at the earliest… Read More

Europe’s airline recovery: a tale of two continents

Subscription Required By Judson Rollins Introduction  June 24, 2021, © Leeham News: The recovery in passenger air travel from COVID-19 has been wildly uneven. A dramatic recovery in passenger volume – although not yield – in many domestic… Read More

Global airline recovery is patchy, driven by domestic traffic

Subscription Required By Judson Rollins Introduction May 20, 2021, © Leeham News: Despite widespread hope, the global passenger travel recovery many expected in 2021 has proven elusive to date. Airline industry advocate International Air Transport Association (IATA) said… Read More

Unsustainable – and growing – airline debt load weighs on OEMs, suppliers

Subscription Required By Judson Rollins Introduction  April 22, 2021, © Leeham News: COVID-19 has forced every layer of the commercial aviation supply chain, apart from cargo airlines, to streamline their businesses and raise cash to survive. Nowhere has… Read More

A lost decade for aircraft manufacturers, suppliers

Subscription Required Now open to all Readers Introduction By Judson Rollins, Bjorn Fehrm & Scott Hamilton Sept. 21, 2020, © Leeham News: Commercial aviation is facing a lost decade due to COVID. Yes, most forecasts target 2024-2025 as… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Do I get COVID in airline cabins? Part 6.

June 12, 2020, ©. Leeham News: In our Corner series about flying during the COVID-19 pandemic, we now look at how different worldwide organizations are engaged to understand the COVID-19 pandemic and how to handle it in an… Read More

An upcoming shakeup in European skies

By Vincent Valery Introduction   Mar. 3, 2020, © Leeham News: After the 2012-2014 European sovereign debt crisis, passenger traffic grew briskly in Europe. The expansion of low-cost airlines, combined with increasing passenger traffic from Asia, contributed to this… Read More

The Impact of Asian airline difficulties on OEMs

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Feb. 24, 2020, © Leeham News: Passenger traffic in the Asia-Pacific region has grown dramatically since the turn of the century. Except for temporary dips caused by SARS in 2003 and the… Read More

Environment and aviation, a gap between aspirations and reality

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Jan. 20, 2020, © Leeham News: Talks about climate change and the need to reduce human-induced carbon emissions are nowadays a daily occurrence in Western media. After years of faster-than-trend growth in… Read More

Mitsubish renaming, revamping MRJ, considers US production line: Nikkei Asia news

Updated, 3pm Brazil time, with Bombardier statement and additional response from Embraer. May 29, 2019, © Leeham News, Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil: Mitsubishi is changing the name of its MRJ jet, revamping the smallest version and considering… Read More