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.
Dan is the former aerospace reporter for The Herald, of Everett (WA). He covered Boeing and the supply chain supporting Boeing’s Everett plant, with occasional side trips to Boeing’s Renton operations. Dan more recently has been a contributor to FlightGlobal and Aviation International News. Dan previously worked for the Associated Press and was twice part of a team nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. He now becomes a regular contributor to LNA.
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. Bryan makes his debut on LNA shortly.
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.