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

Bjorn’s Corner: Bandit mask explained and nonexistent IFE boxes.

2 July 2015, ©. Leeham Co: Having aircraft as your interest exposes you to thousands of photos of your favorite subject. In general I find exterior photos of airliners a bit dull; there is no variation in their… Read More

Odds and Ends: To fly the 787 or not-conflicting reports; 787 schedule cancellations

To fly or not to fly: Yesterday there were several reports that the FAA was ready to allow Boeing begin test flights of the 787, only to be followed within hours that the FAA denied the reports. The… Read More

Odds and Ends: KC-787 unlikely; Qatar on A380, A350 and CSeries; more Airbus-Boeing bickering

KC-787?: Defense News has this article quoting Jim Albaugh that the prospect of a KC-787 is unlikely. Qatar on Airbus, Bombardier: Qatar’s Akbar Al-Baker says he won’t take the Airbus A380 without a permanent fix for the wing… Read More

Our choice for momentous event: IAM-Boeing contract

Note: Highs and Lows for 2011: see AirInsight. In our previous post, we gave readers a choice of the most momentous event for 2011 for Airbus and Boeing; and who was the most influential person for the year… Read More

Do airframers listen to customers?

Aviation Week has an interesting story asking whether airframers truly listen to customers when designing airplanes. The question is not an idle one. Airbus and Boeing constantly say they do, but Airbus is getting loads of flak from… Read More

Odds and Ends: Qatar, Cargolux and GE

For those who don’t believe there was a connection between the Cargolux-Boeing-GE dispute and the 787 and Qatar, watch the Dubai Air Show. We’re hearing Qatar will sign announce it has selected GEnx for the 787. Speaking of… Read More

Qatar, the launch customer, gives harsh critique of A350 revamp

There’s nothing we can add to this account.

Farnborough/Wednesday

Note: We have updated the Tuesday posting at the end of that column. Update, 8:00 PM BST: Day 3 orders are now included toward the end of this post. Another day, another set of aircraft orders are expected…. Read More