Scott Hamilton is the managing editor of Leeham News and Analysis. Having spent more than three decades in the aviation news industry, he was named Best Aerospace Journalist of the Year in 2009 in the Regional Airline Category and served on the Board of Directors for Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance from 2010 to 2013.
Before creating LNA, Hamilton co-founded Linkraven Ltd. in 1989. Linkraven published the internationally distributed Commercial Aviation Report and Commercial Aviation Value Report; and organized conferences in Asia, Europe and the Americas under the Commercial Aviation Events banner. During the 10 years Hamilton and his partner owned and operated Linkraven, their publications and events became internationally recognized for their breaking news reporting and high-quality conferences. The influential publications regularly beat larger and more established magazines and newspapers with news and analysis about the airline industry.
Hamilton is known for his straight-shooting, call-it-like-it-is take on news and events and applies his decades of industry experience to offer perspective and analysis. Broadcast and print media frequently call him for expert analysis about the issues of the day. LNA regularly breaks international news that wire services and other media pick up.
As a regular speaker and moderator at aviation conferences and corporate events, Hamilton has recently teamed up with Airfinance Journal to produce another series of conferences that bring his stimulating, conversational and interactive format back to the industry.
Bjorn Fehrm joined Leeham News and Analysis as Aeronautical and Economic analyst. He focuses on technical evaluation for LNA, providing a level of technical and aircraft economic reporting rarely seen among aviation writers. He has a background as an aeronautical engineer and fighter pilot from the Swedish Air Force where he flew the Draken and worked on the Viggen and Gripen programs. After leaving the Air Force, he worked at SAAB with the Gripen program in the area of counter-measures.
Fehrm is the developer and expert on Leeham Company’s Aircraft Model, which enables a complete performance analysis of aircraft from aerodynamic data to cost of operation. Fehrm holds four worldwide patents in Aeronautics/High technology. He was one of four aviation journalists to be afforded the opportunity to fly the Airbus A350-900 and provide a pilot’s report. In addition, he has flown the CS300/A220-300 as one of three aviation journalists. His stories may be read here, here, here and here.
Bryan has been a contributor to Northwest Aerospace News Magazine of Spokane (WA) since its inception in February 2018. He previously was the communications representative for the International Assoc. of Machinists District 751 (Boeing’s touch-labor union). He was a Knight-Bagehot fellow at Columbia University, where he earned a master’s degree in business and financial journalism. He covered aerospace, manufacturing and executive leadership for Washington CEO magazine. Before that, he was the aerospace reporter at The Herald.
Kathryn B. Creedy is an award-winning veteran aviation/travel journalist and author who has covered every facet of commercial and business aviation.
Creedy’s aviation career began with the regional airline industry in the immediate US post-deregulation period that began in 1979. She founded the weekly newsletter, Commuter/Regional Airline News, in 1982 building it to become the bible of the industry. She also co-founded its sister publication, London-based C/R News International in 1987, covering overed the European market.
Since then, she has reported on major airlines, airports, business aviation, aviation/aerospace workforce issues and development, corporate travel management, maintenance, repair and overhaul, passenger experience, technology developments to enhance ancillary revenues and other unfolding issues surrounding air transportation.
Based on the Space Coast of Florida, Creedy is the author of Time Flies–The History of SkyWest Airlines in which she chronicled the post-deregulation history of the US regional airline industry. It remains the only book to have used an airline as a case study to represent the broader regional airline industry after deregulation.
Judson Rollins is a Senior Consultant. He brings experience in airline network planning, fleet planning, revenue management and start-up, and network carriers in North America and Australasia. He also served as a network planning and airline revenue consultant at Boeing. Rollins consults with investors and other industry stakeholders on airline demand and aircraft market trends.