Putting some reality into ecoAviation: steps *backwards*

By Scott Hamilton Analysis Jan. 25, 2022, © Leeham News: The airline industry makes a splash about setting goals to become carbon neutral by a date certain. It also set a goal to reduce CO2 emissions in absolute… Read More

Air Lease Corp.’s A220 order may be followed soon by others

By Scott Hamilton Nov. 16, 2021, © Leeham News: Air Lease Corp. added another 25 Airbus A220s to its backlog with Airbus. The letter of intent, announced at the Dubai Air Show, brings ALC’s A220 backlog to 75,… Read More

Airbus sees encouraging signs of wide-body demand recovery

Subscription required By Scott Hamilton Oct. 25, 2021, © Leeham News: Airbus sees some “encouraging” signs wide-body demand is recovering from the global COVID-19 pandemic. Christian Scherer. Source: Airbus. Passenger demand is nearing-pre-pandemic levels in key areas of… Read More

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