HOTR: NOK Air, 3 more bite the dust in COVID fall-out

By the Leeham News Staff July 31, 2020, © Leeham News: NOK Air of Thailand is the latest carrier to filed for bankruptcy. LNA’s monthly tracking of failed carriers adds NOK, Jet Time, Level and Blue Air to… Read More

HOTR: American’s threat to Boeing: no MAXes without financing

By the Leeham News staff July 14, 2020, © Leeham News: Last week’s news that American Airlines told Boeing it won’t take delivery of 17 new 737 MAX-8s unless it can get financing isn’t a surprise for those… Read More

HOTR: Boeing still sees MAX 3Q recertification

By the Leeham News staff June 10, 2020, © Leeham News: Despite COVID slowdowns, Boeing still expects recertification of the 737 MAX in the third quarter, say people familiar with the situation. Whether this timetable proves out remains… Read More

Pontifications: Aircraft values, lease rates plummet

May 25, 2020, © Leeham News: Aircraft lease rates continue to plummet as the virus crisis infects the airline industry. In an update of its periodic look at rates, the UK advisory firm ISHKA last week looked at… Read More

Pontification: A320 production challenges may extend to 2022/23

Update of Boeing 737 NG Pickle Fork cracking issues. Dec. 2, 2019, © Leeham News: Airbus sees struggles for A320 production continuing throughout next year, into 2021 and spilling into 2022/23 as the Air Space cabin is introduced… Read More