Lion Air threatens to cancel MAX order; no impact to Boeing seen

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US start-up has a lot of Moxy

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Southwest accelerates 737-700 retirements

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Pontifications: Uncontained engine failures are rare but not unknown

April 23, 2018, © Leeham News: Last week’s engine malfunction on a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 was another in a rare, but not unknown, uncontained engine anomaly in recent years. All recent similar failures didn’t cause a loss… Read More

Pontifications: Limited operations raise doubts over Paine Field airline service

April 9, 2018, © Leeham News: This fall, the Seattle area will get a second passenger airport: three airlines will begin service at Paine Field, in Everett, which is also home to Boeing’s massive wide-body production plant. Alaska,… Read More

Southwest CEO sees 60% of fleet becoming the 737-7

March 1, 2018, © Leeham Co.: Southwest Airlines needs about 100 more Boeing 737-8s before turning its attention to the 737-7, CEO Gary Kelly told LNC in a press scrum at the 2018 Aviation Summit today, sponsored by… Read More

Boeing-Embraer venture in response to Airbus-Bombardier? Don’t count on it

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Pontifications: Boeing-Bombardier dispute’s big winner: Airbus

June 12, 2017, (c) Leeham Co.: Boeing won round one Friday in its price-dumping complaint against Bombardier over its sale of the CSeries to Delta Air Lines. The US International Trade Commission (ITC) voted 5-0 to continue the… Read More

WestJet’s 787, international strategy fraught with risks

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Employee Expenses, Fuel Costs Hit Southwest Earnings

Rising fuel supports introduction of 737 MAX in October By William DiBenedetto May 1, 2017: Southwest Airlines’ first quarter profits fell by nearly 32% to $351m, driven largely by big increases in employee union contract expenses and fuel… Read More