Enhancing the Dreamliner, Part 5: 787-10

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Nov. 5, 2020, © Leeham News: After analyzing the 787-9, we now turn our attention to the last Dreamliner variant that entered into service, the -10. The 787-10 was developed as a… Read More

An economic crisis on top of a medical one: Why airline traffic won’t fully recover until the mid-late 2020s

Open To All Readers By Judson Rollins Introduction July 13, 2020, © Leeham News: As the world waits for the COVID-19 storm to abate, questions are growing over the duration of a demand downturn for airlines. Many journalists… Read More

Pontifications: 2Q earnings reports begin this month

July 13, 2020, © Leeham News: Earnings season calls for the second quarter begin this month. For our readers, Airbus and Boeing are the big ones. Boeing’s earnings call is July 29. Airbus follows the next day. A… Read More

Pontifications: There is no good news

May 18, 2020, © Leeham News: There simply is no good news in commercial aviation right now. Yes, airport traffic is upticking in the USA (and elsewhere) slightly. But in the USA, it’s still less than 10% of… Read More

Why bailouts make sense under these circumstances

By Scott Hamilton Commentary March 18, 2020, © Leeham News: The Federal government is preparing a bailout, said to be more than $1 trillion, to pump into the US economy. Airlines want $50bn. Boeing wants $60bn for the… Read More

US carriers not at imminent risk of bankruptcy despite potential shutdown

By Judson Rollins March 16, 2020, © Leeham News: Throughout Sunday afternoon and evening, reports – all unconfirmed – began to emerge in the US that as early as today, the Trump administration may announce a suspension of… Read More

Pontifications: What kind of aid could US airlines get?

March 16, 2020, © Leeham News: Airlines in Europe already asked governments for financial aid as coronavirus forces massive schedule cutbacks and in some cases, complete service suspension. In the US, talk of aid began in earnest last… Read More

An upcoming shakeup in European skies

By Vincent Valery Introduction   Mar. 3, 2020, © Leeham News: After the 2012-2014 European sovereign debt crisis, passenger traffic grew briskly in Europe. The expansion of low-cost airlines, combined with increasing passenger traffic from Asia, contributed to this… Read More

JetBlue, a carrier at crossroads

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Feb. 17, 2020, © Leeham News: JetBlue Airways has come a long way since it started operations in 2000. The airline celebrated its 20th-anniversary last week. While the US legacy carriers were… Read More

Preferred 737 MAX return to service timeline for Airlines

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Oct. 21, 2019, © Leeham News: As Boeing sorts out final requirements with regulators for the 737 MAX return to service, preparations to resume deliveries are in full steam. The company is… Read More