Pontifications: Biofuels, hydrogen, batteries are nice but far in the future. Solution exists now.

Oct. 11, 2021, © Leeham News: EcoAviation was the Number One topic at the Oct. 3-5 IATA AGM in Boston. IATA, the International Air Transport Assn., set a number of lofty goals to remove carbon emissions from commercial… Read More

Pontifications: 2018 starts off with a bang

Jan. 29, 2018, © Leeham Co.: This year isn’t even a month old. If the rest of the year continues like January, commercial aviation is in for an exciting year. The stunning news, of course, was last week’s… 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

Is Emirates in trouble?

Introduction Jan. 12, 2017, © Leeham Co.: There are a growing number of articles around the Emirates airline that points to recent weaknesses in the airline’s operating model. Here are just two: “Is Emirates Airline running out of… Read More

Pontifications: Final thoughts of the Paris Air Show

Our interview during the Paris Air Show with Tom Williams, president and COO of Airbus Commercial, is now open to all Readers. Williams discussions production, supply chain issues, launch aid for the potential A380neo and more. June 22,… Read More

Odds and Ends from Paris Air Show

A350-1100, A380neo A350-900, 787-10 thrust issues June 18, 2015: The industrial part of the Paris Air Show is over, and here are some closing odds and ends. We may have some more next week when we decompress. A350-1100… Read More

Engine Alliance undertakes PIPs, but not to level Emirates wants

June 17, 2015, Paris Air Show, c. Leeham Co. Engine Alliance, one of the two power plant suppliers for the Airbus A380, said today that it is undertaking Performance Improvement Package (PIP) upgrades to the GP7200 to lower… Read More

We want engine choice, say airlines at IATA

June 9, 2015, c. Leeham Co. Airlines want engine choices, not sole-source on airplanes, airlines said at the International Air Transport Assn. (IATA) Annual General Meeting in Miami Beach (FL). Sole-sourcing cost Boeing a major order for the… Read More

Emirates A350/787 bake-off remains wide open

June 9, 2015, c. Leeham Co. Competition between Airbus and Boeing remains wide open between the A350-900 and the 787-10, says the president of Emirates Airline despite an Internet report that the carrier has tilted toward Boeing. “No,… Read More