China distorts progress in Boeing 737 MAX return to service

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Introduction June 28, 2021, © Leeham News: There are now 265 Boeing 737 MAXes in airline service, according to data reviewed by LNA. There are 263 MAXes in storage that appear to be… Read More

Widebody availability set to surge; could new entrants take advantage?

Subscription Required By Judson Rollins Introduction  June 3, 2021, © Leeham News: Lessors are expected to write down the value of their widebodies as the long-haul travel slump appears set to extend well beyond this year, LNA reported… Read More

Widebody write-downs are coming – how much will asset values be affected?

Subscription Required By Judson Rollins Introduction  Air New Zealand 777-300ER stored at Victorville, CA (USA). Source: New Zealand Herald. May 27, 2021, © Leeham News: As central banks pumped liquidity into the global economy over the past 15… Read More

Is COVID-19 a Force Majeure event?

Editor’s Note: Airbus, Boeing and Embraer and other OEMs face requests for deferrals and perhaps cancellations of orders as a result of COVID-19. In addition, Boeing now faces cancellation requests for the 737 MAX grounding, now in its… Read More

Airlines seek rent relief as coronavirus impacts widen

By Scott Hamilton March 11, 2020, © Leeham News: Some airlines already are asking for rent relief as a result of widespread groundings of aircraft because of the coronavirus. BOC Aviation, Avolon and Air Lease Corp are just… Read More

Lower interest rates, a tailwind for new orders

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction Sep. 16, 2019, © Leeham News: Over the last few weeks, LNA outlined significant production gaps from 2022 onwards for the major widebody programs at Airbus and Boeing. The OEMs expect airlines to place… Read More

Pontifications: Good A220 endorsement, but Airbus still has cleaning up to do

Aug. 5, 2019, © Leeham News: Airbus last week won a big, validating commitment from Air France-KLM Group for 60 orders and more options for the A220-300. The contract won’t be firm until later this year, but the… Read More

Lessors, airlines seek 1 year lease extensions in MAX groundings

June 26, 2019, © Leeham News: Airlines and lessors are making plans to extend leases by up to one year as the Boeing 737 MAX grounding drags on with no end in sight and carriers scramble to cover… Read More

Paris Air Show, Day 3: Orders and Commitments

June 19, 2019, Paris: Here are the orders and commitments from Day 3 of the Paris Air Show, via Airfinance Journal.

Airbus, Boeing backlogs in US, EU and tariff exposure

Subscription Required Now open to all readers. Introduction April 25, 2019, © Leeham News: With the European Union now listing aircraft among the US products that will be subject to tariffs, in retaliation for the United States plan… Read More