Training is a factor in the MAX crashes

  April 15, 2019, © Leeham News: This column will no doubt light up the blog-o-sphere. There’s been a major debate going on since the crash of Lion Air JT610, the Boeing 737-8 MAX that immediately became a… Read More

Pontifications: Remembering two other mysterious 737 accidents

April 8, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing’s corporate response to the crash of Lion Air JT610 was initially to blame the pilots of the former and defend the airplanes in that accident and the Ethiopian Airlines ET302 crash…. Read More

Boeing deal, “crucial to Embraer survival,” in doubt

Update, Dec. 7: Embraer to appeal injunction. According to the Google translation of a Brazilian newspaper, the injunction appears to be intended to halt any completion of the deal during the interim between the November presidential election and… Read More

Pontifications: Writing had been on the wall for years for Q400 sale; CRJ is next

Nov. 12, 2018, © Leeham News: The writing had really been on the wall for the past few years, regardless what the corporate line was: Bombardier was one day going to sell the Q400 program or shut it… Read More

Pontifications: Time for Odds and Ends

Sept. 24, 2018, © Leeham News: This week we catch up on Odds and Ends. Boeing catching up on 737 Boeing has reversed the number of 737s piling up at Renton Airport and Boeing Field and is starting… Read More

Leahy, Kirby headline “Plane Truths” conference in Chicago Sept. 11-12

July 24, 2018, © Leeham News: John Leahy, who retired in January after 33 years at Airbus, and Scott Kirby, president of United Airlines, headline the Leeham Co. and Airfinance Journal conference, Plane Truths: The Next 12 Months,… Read More

Pontifications: Growing aerospace in the US Southeast

June 24, 2018, © Leeham News: We’re a week away from the partnership between Airbus and the Bombardier C Series program becoming effective. Beginning tomorrow, Leeham Co. and Airfinance Journal hold the Inaugural Southeast Aerospace & Defence Conference… Read More

VLA era is over; are 777X, A350-1000 too large?

Subscription Required Introduction June 18, 2018, © Leeham News: The era of the Very Large Aircraft appears over. The Boeing 747 passenger airliner, while nominally still offered for sale, is in reality dead. The Airbus A380 limps along… Read More

Airbus sees potential for A330neo sales; Boeing sees opportunity

June 6, 2018, © Leeham News: Airbus remains confident that the sales boon for the slow-selling A330neo is just around the corner, but an analysis of Airbus’ current operator lists shows significant inroads by Boeing for its 787…. Read More

Countdown to Airbus-CSeries deal: boost needed to backlog

Subscription Required Introduction May 28, 2018, © Leeham News: Bombardier and Airbus may clear regulatory approvals next month, allowing for consummation of the latter’s acquisition of 50.01% of the CSeries program. If all works, this will be well… Read More