Pontifications: Fluid, dynamic events upend MAX story

Special Edition March 20, 2019, © Leeham Co: I’ve been covering or employed in commercial aviation since 1979. I’m an aviation historian buff. I’ve read all about the groundings of the Douglas DC-6, Lockheed Constellation, Martin 202 and… Read More

A330neo backlog faces challenging skyline

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Assessing the Dubai Air Show

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Mid-year production/delivery update for Boeing

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Business case for NMA remains uncertain

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MAX 8 conversions to MAX 10 outweigh MAX 9

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Pontifications: Going where the excitement is

July 3, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Friday’s news leak to Reuters that Airbus CEO Tom Enders will assume direct control over commercial airplane sales is but the latest in a nine-month-long set of changes not just at Airbus… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Electric aircraft

June 30, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: One of the areas I explored while at Paris Air Show last week was electric aircraft technology. With electric aircraft, we mean an aircraft where the propeller/fan is driven my an electrical motor…. Read More

MRJ entering more stable phase

By Bjorn Fehrm June 28, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: The Mitsubishi Regional Jet, MRJ, has been through troubled years. The aircraft, which should have entered the market 2013, will now be delivered to first customer, All Nippon Airways (ANA),… Read More

Pontifications: Read the fine print

June 26, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Are the widebodies orders seeing some earlier-than-expected recovery? Airbus and Boeing said they don’t expect to see a renewed demand for wide-bodied aircraft until around 2022, +/-. But Boeing certainly had stronger-than-expected… Read More