Qatar Airways: Caught in a political crisis

By Bjorn Fehrm  June 07, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: We wrote about Qatar Airways last week, the flag carrier of Qatar. One week later, the airline finds itself caught in a political crossfire. The background to the crisis is… Read More

Qatar Airways: Becoming a global powerhouse

By Bjorn Fehrm May 30, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: Qatar Airways is the flag carrier of Qatar, a country of 0.3m Qatari citizens and 2.3m expatriates. Its total population of 2.6m makes it one of the world’s smallest countries…. Read More

Etihad Airways: where to now?

By Bjorn Fehrm May 24, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: Etihad Airways appointed a new interim group CEO and CFO on 8th of May. The strategy of James Hogan, Etihad CEO since 2006, to grow the airline through partner alliances,… Read More

Middle Eastern airline turmoil hits Boeing

Subscription Required Introduction April 10, 2017, © Leeham Co.:  Tim Clark of Emirates Airline said the new breed of long-haul, low cost carriers are hurting EK’s load factors and yields. Etihad Airlines’ business strategy of taking financial stakes… Read More

Major fleet decisions may not be positive for Airbus, Boeing

Pontifications is off this week. Subscription Required Introduction March 20, 2017, © Leeham Co.: There are some major fleet decisions that will probably come down the pike this year at American, Delta and United airlines. Not all of… Read More

Deferrals grow as airlines fight to keep bottom line

Subscription Required Introduction Jan. 09, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Airlines have deferred or are thinking about deferring more than 400 airplanes in the near term, a review of decisions and deliberations  that have been made during the last… Read More

Analyzing the Top Customers for Airbus and Boeing

Subscription Required Introduction Jan. 4, 2017, © Leeham Co.: The top 25 Airbus customers that are identified account for 63% for the current backlog, an analysis of the company’s order list shows. For Boeing, its Top 25 customers… Read More

Comparing A350s, 787s and A380s

Editor’s note: We don’t typically do “trip reports;” this isn’t the scope of LNC. But occasionally one crosses our desk that we find of interest. One of our readers, William Bain, provided the following to us and we thought… Read More

How Boeing is working to convert Qatar’s MAX LOI into a firm order

Oct. 18, 2016, © Leeham Co.: It’s only a Letter of Intent, the agreement between Boeing and Qatar Airways for up to 60 737-8s. Qatar announced the LOI two weeks ago because its CEO, the notoriously fickle Akbar… Read More

Looking under the hood at the Qatar order

Oct. 10, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Qatar Airways announced an expected order Friday for Boeing 777s and 787s, but surprised with the addition of a Letter of Intent for up to 60 Boeing 737-8s. The latter was characterized… Read More