Pontifications: Airbus, Boeing and Qatar; and more on the WTO

Oct. 10, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Last week ended with an order from Qatar Airways for 30 Boeing 787-9s and 10 777-300ERs. Qatar also signed a letter of intent (LOI) for 60 737-8 MAXes. But that wasn’t the… Read More

The A380 investors day jinx

  July 15, 2016, © Leeham Co., Farnborough Air Show: At an event like this, we pick up all sorts of snippets that don’t fit into any given story. So here’s a compilation of our Odds and Ends… Read More

Don’t look for defections to Boeing over Airbus delays

Subscription Required Introduction June 20, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Recent suggestions and threats that delays at Airbus for the A320neo and A350 means angry customers will flock to Boeing are naïve and grandstanding under the circumstances existing today…. Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: The Middle East Air Traffic Management

June 17 2016, ©. Leeham Co: Having covered the Air Traffic Management challenges that are present in the North American and European airspaces, we will now put the light on another air traffic hot spot, the Middle East…. Read More

Pontifications: Derivatives at Boeing

May 9, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Last week proved to be significant when the CEO of The Boeing Co. and the head of the 737 MAX program each said the company is looking at revising its smallest member… Read More

Sales slowing for larger, Airbus, Boeing twin-aisle jets

Subscription Required Introduction Boeing 777. Photo via Google images. March 28, 2016, © Leeham Co.: A downturn in the order cycle, low fuel prices and backlogs extending to 2020 and beyond combine to reduce the likelihood of much… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Production rates

20 November 2015, ©. Leeham Co: Emirates Airline CEO, Tim Clark, is quoted as having said “it takes them forever to get this thing up.” He was talking about the Airbus A350 production rate and his reasons for… Read More

Emirates’ mid-range choice

By Bjorn Fehrm Nov. 10 2015, ©. Leeham Co: The Dubai Air Show is on its second day and there are no mega orders. The one that should have been, the mid-range requirement for Emirates Airline, has been postponed,… Read More

Airbus Group 3Q results; Increase of A320 production to 60 a month

By Bjorn Fehrm Oct. 30, 2015, ©. Leeham Co: Airbus Group announced its increase of the production rate for the best-selling A320 range to 60 a month in conjunction with its 3Q 2015 results. The rate increase shall be… Read More

Delta Air sees 777 surplus developing

Subscription required. Oct. 14, 2015, © Leeham Co.: Delta Air Lines sees a major surplus of young Boeing 777s developing in the near term as key operators plan to let the aircraft go from leases or retirements. The looming… Read More