In new blow, Boeing defeats Airbus at American, sources say; AA says ‘no decision yet’

March 23, 2018, © Leeham News: In a new, albeit not unexpected, blow to Airbus, Boeing won a hotly contest competition at American Airlines between the A330neo and the 787, two sources say. Bloomberg News reported Airbus lost… Read More

Leahy reflects on 33 years at Airbus

John Leahy will retire in January and stay for a short transition to help his successor, Eric Schulz, who was named EVP, Chief of Sales, Marketing and Contracts. Leahy is Chief Operating Officer-Customers. During his three-decade long tenure… Read More

WestJet’s 787, international strategy fraught with risks

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Pontifications: Branson gets pissy over dropping the Virgin America name

April 3, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Sir Richard Branson came to Seattle last week to promote the new service by Virgin Atlantic Airlines to London. In a hissy-fit, he promptly pissed on Alaska Airlines for the business decision… Read More

Major fleet decisions may not be positive for Airbus, Boeing

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Airline assets and lessor assets: Bombardier and Embraer

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Pontifications: “Sully” sullies NTSB

Sept. 12, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Sully, the movie about the miracle of the successful water landing of US Airways 1549 on the Hudson River in New York City, sullies the National Transportation Safety Board. Apparently not content… Read More

Book review: Glory Lost and Found

Sept. 8, 2016: Glory Lost and Found: How Delta Climbed from Despair to Dominance in the Post-9/11 Era is a ponderous title for a ponderous book. But this is not a criticism. Glory Lost is one of the best… Read More

Embraer sees broadening market in North America

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Pontifications: Fare and market share wars

May 25, 2015, c. Leeham Co. Airline stocks took a dive last week when it appeared fare wars and eroding capacity discipline is beginning among US carriers. Southwest Airlines said it will be adding capacity at the rate… Read More