Pontifications: Revisionist history

Sept. 25, 2017, © Leeham Co.: The US Department of Commerce today is scheduled to release its decision on whether to impose tariffs on each Bombardier CS100 delivered to Delta Air Lines, starting this year. (The public announcement… Read More

Turkish Airlines, 2016 a difficult year

By Bjorn Fehrm May 03, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: Turkish Airlines had its first growth setback in modern times last year. The attempted state coup in Turkey in June hit passenger confidence and thereby its international traffic. After the… Read More

Airbus, Boeing deferrals may indicate slowing global economy

Subscription Required Introduction Boeing 737 flightline at Boeing Field: 737s awaiting delivery. Seattle Times photo via Google images. Nov. 17, 2016, © Leeham Co.: The deferral by United Airlines of 65 Boeing 737-700s announced Tuesday caused some observers… 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

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

Boeing 777 Classic production gap closing

See Scott Hamilton’s new Forbes on-line column, It’s time for hard questions for Boeing. Subscription Required Introduction Jan. 26, 2016, © Leeham Co. Boeing needs to sell more than 200 777 Classics, all with delivery dates through 2021,… Read More

ISTAT Europe 2015 in Prague: LCCs and Turkish airways take over Europe

By Bjorn Fehrm 06 October 2015, ©. Leeham Co: The global airline industry is on a steady course as a whole, but there are dramatic changes within Europe as low cost carriers, plus Turkish Airlines, redraw the competitive landscape…. Read More

A380 cost improvements limited to seating, for now: Bregier

MOM airplane doesn’t make sense. A new MOM should have new technology and it’s not available until 2030. June 9, 2015, c. Leeham Co. Cost improvements for the A380 will be limited for now to increasing seating capacity,… Read More

Paris Air Show: Boeing

Subscription required. Second in a Series of Previews for the Paris Air Show. Introduction May 10, 2015, c. Leeham Co. Don’t expect Boeing to come away from the Paris Air Show next month with a ton of orders…. Read More

USAF picks 747-8 for new AF One, first delivery in 2018; end of program likely

The US Air Force has picked the Boeing 747-8 as the replacement for the 747-200-based Air Force One, reports Bloomberg News. The decision comes as absolutely no surprise. The first of two 747-8s will be delivered in 2018,… Read More