Pontifications: Deferrals, bankruptcies continue; order recovery far off

June 22, 2020, © Leeham News: Although more passengers are flowing through airports and airlines are adding back service, airplane order deferrals continue. Airline bankruptcies do, too. LEVEL’s short haul operation went into bankruptcy last week. LATAM Argentina… Read More

HOTR: Mitsubishi, Bombardier set June 1 to close CRJ deal

By the Leeham News staff May 6, 2020, © Leeham News: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries announced May 7 (Tokyo time) that it will close the acquisition of the Bombardier CRJ program June 1. Production of the CRJ was to… Read More

Ryanair becomes launch customer for 737 MAX 200

This has some additional information from our e-newsletter of Sept. 8. Additionally, Airbus has offered some observations about the 737 MAX 200 (as Boeing often does about Airbus products). We’ve initially confined this critique to our e-newsletter; this… Read More

O’Leary clowns around with acceptance of 349th 737-800

In an industry where dull MBAs now dominate and the likes of Herb Kelleher have long since retired, Michael O’Leary is a breath of fresh air. O’Leary, CEO of Ryanair, was in Seattle Tuesday for the delivery of… Read More

Farnborough Air Show, July 13: 737 program analysis

Michael O’Leary got his airplane. Boeing today announced it will offer a 200-seat version of the 737-8, all but assuring that O’Leary, CEO of Ryanair, will become a customer of the MAX model. O’Leary has yet to order… Read More

Odds and Ends: A350 business case, Ryanair, Boeing and more

Airbus A350: Aspire Aviation in Hong Kong has a lengthy look at the Airbus A350 program. Airbus launch aid: Airbus says it has complied with the findings of the World Trade Organization and cured those elements found to… Read More

Kicking off the New Year

As is so often the case, we found the following while looking for something else. We thought this would be a good way for readers to kick off the New Year.

Ryanair quits Boeing talks-for now

Ryanair terminated talks with Boeing for an order for 200 737-800s, ending a highly publicized negotiating tactic by the ever-talkative Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary. Here is the Ryanair statement. The Financial Times has this interesting take. (Free registration… Read More