US start-up has a lot of Moxy

Subscription Required Introduction June 21, 2018, © Leeham News: A new US airline secured delivery positions for 60 Bombardier CS300s for deliveries from 2020, according to its business plan circulating this month. Moxy Airlines is led by David… Read More

737-7 MAX future appears to be niche, BBJ and military

Subscription Required Introduction Jan. 11, 2018, © Leeham Co.: The decision last week by Southwest Airlines to defer for four years delivery of 23 of 30 Boeing 737-7 MAXes does not bode well for this sub-type. Concurrently, Southwest… Read More

History undermines Boeing claim of C Series impact: analysis

Analysis Dec. 22, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Boeing blames a subsidized, price-dumped Bombardier C Series for the poor sales of the smallest member of the 737 family, the -700 and the 7 MAX, but history doesn’t support the… Read More

Boeing-Embraer venture in response to Airbus-Bombardier? Don’t count on it

Subscription Required Introduction Oct. 23, 2017, © Leeham Co.: With the tie-up announced last Monday between Airbus and Bombardier for the CSeries, speculation immediately turned to whether Boeing and Embraer will join forces in some fashion in response…. Read More

Assessing the impact of the Bombardier decision

Sept. 27, 2017, © Leeham Co.: The aviation world is still in shock over the size of the tariffs the US Department of Commerce plans to impose on Bombardier C Series deliveries to Delta Air Lines. The DOC… Read More

WestJet’s 787, international strategy fraught with risks

Subscription Required Introduction Boeing 787-9. WestJet ordered 10 and placed an option for 10 more. Deliveries begin in 2019. Boeing photo. May 8, 2017, © Leeham Co.: WestJet, Canada’s #2 airline behind Air Canada, is making dramatic departures… Read More

Pontifications: Bombardier’s challenges beyond Boeing complaint

May 8, 2017, © Leeham Co.: The fallout and speculation continues after Boeing filed a complaint April 27 over Bombardier’s deal for 75+50 CSeries with Delta Air Lines. The complaint was filed with the US government and the… Read More

Pontifications: Airbus CXLs A320, A350 August vacations

June 20, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Airbus officials canceled the annual August vacations in Europe for the A320 and A350 production lines. The A320neo and A350-900 are backing up on the delivery lines because of supplier issues with the… Read More

Dissecting Wide-Body deliveries through 2030

Subscription Required. Introduction May 26, 2016, © Leeham Co.: A softening of trans-Atlantic air traffic, with declining yields and passenger demand, raises anew concerns that there is an oversupply and over-ordering of twin-aisle aircraft. Air Lease Corp. addressed… Read More

How good is a MAX 7X and why would it replace the original? Part 3

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required Introduction May 16, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: In Part 1 and Part 2 of the article series we have described the rational for Boeing to change the definition of the 737-7 MAX into something that has… Read More