Slowing economies begin to impact Airbus, Boeing

Subscription Required Introduction LatAm Airbus A350. LatAm may defer some A350s and/or Boeing 787s. Photo: Flickr via Google images. June 13, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Signs are becoming more frequent that airlines are facing slowing economies around the… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: SES, Single European Sky

June 10, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: Last week I wrote about the practical implementation of the next generation Air Traffic Management (ATM) that is possible with the new technology based on ADS-B transponders. My examples were from the implementation… Read More

IATA on air safety

By Bjorn Fehrm in Dublin Introduction June 1, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: We report from the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Annual General Meeting running in Dublin Thursday and Friday this week, where all the world’s airlines meet… Read More

Air freight continues to lag, IATA says

March 18, 2016: The air cargo market continues to struggle, according to data compiled by the International Air Transport Assn. (IATA) in its first quarter report for information primarily in the fourth quarter and full year of 2015…. Read More

Pontifications: Final thoughts of the Paris Air Show

Our interview during the Paris Air Show with Tom Williams, president and COO of Airbus Commercial, is now open to all Readers. Williams discussions production, supply chain issues, launch aid for the potential A380neo and more. June 22,… Read More

We want engine choice, say airlines at IATA

June 9, 2015, c. Leeham Co. Airlines want engine choices, not sole-source on airplanes, airlines said at the International Air Transport Assn. (IATA) Annual General Meeting in Miami Beach (FL). Sole-sourcing cost Boeing a major order for the… Read More

MOM market depends on price, says Air Lease Corp

June 9, 2015, c. Leeham Co. The Middle of the Market (MOM) airplane seems next up on the development plate. Air Lease Corp (ALC) is a major player in the development of any new airplane,  and president John… Read More

Bombardier ‘transformation initiative’ goes after costs across the enterprise, supply chain

June 8, 2015, c. Leeham Co. Bombardier suppliers, already squeezed by Airbus and Boeing to cut costs and prices, will soon face a new effort from Bombardier to do the same. The new chief executive officer, Alain Bellemare, last… Read More

IATA: Lufthansa welcomes US carriers to Mid-East dispute

June 7, 2015: The chief executive officer of Lutfhansa Airlines said he welcomes the Big Three US airliners to the dispute over whether the Big Three Middle Eastern carriers are unfairly competing against legacy airlines. Carsten Spohr, CEO… Read More

IATA AGM opens against mixed signals from industry

Miami Beach (FL), June 7, 2015: The International Air Transport Assn. (IATA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) opens against a backdrop of conflicting signals from the industry, including from the organization itself. On the one hand, IATA said last… Read More