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Leeham News and Comment

Intelligence for the Aviation Industry: Value*Performance*Reliability
  1. Boeing faces 787 deliveries slow down with Rolls-Royce problems; earnings call April 25

    April 21, 2018 © Leeham News: On the eve of the Boeing first quarter earnings call Wednesday, the company faces a slow-down in 787 deliveries at a time when it is gearing to ramp up production to 14/mo... Read More

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  2. Bjorn’s Corner: Aircraft stability, Part 2

    April 20, 2018, ©. Leeham News: In the last Corner, we discussed how to stabilize an aircraft in pitch so it could fly stably straight ahead. For this, we needed a horizontal tail which had a negative lift. This... Read More

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  3. Narrowbody and Widebody engine developments, Part 2

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  4. Indigo, India’s market-leading airline

    By Bjorn Fehrm  April 18, 2018, ©. Leeham News: Indigo started its operation 2006, offering low-cost air travel to the masses in India. The year after, Air India and Indian Airlines, the state-owned flag International and Domestic carrier, merged... Read More

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  5. Airbus investment resets the clock on CSeries

    Special to Leeham News  By Olivier Bonnassies Airfinance Journal April 17, 2018, (c) Airfinance Journal, Montreal: Aviation Week & Space Technology managing director technology Graham Warwick believe the acquisition of a 50.1% stake into Bombardier’s CSeries will give... Read More

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  6. Boeing to implement structural design change in 787-8 for production commonality

    April 17, 2018, © Leeham News: Boeing will implement a manufacturing shift later this year designed to bring the 787-8 into more conformity with the production of its larger siblings, the 787-9 and 787-10. The move, involving the... Read More

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  7. Air Canada sees secondary airport need for NMA

    Special to Leeham News  By Olivier Bonnassies Airfinance Journal April 16, 2018, (c) Airfinance Journal, Montreal: Air Canada sees the potential of a new midsize aircraft (NMA) in its fleet to avoid congested airport. “There is a difficulty... Read More

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  8. Airlines need OEM choices: Air Canada

    Special to Leeham News By Olivier Bonnassies Airfinance Journal April 16, 2018, (c) Airfinance Journal, Montreal: The commercial aircraft manufacturing industry could head into a scenario with two major alliances: Airbus/Bombardier rivaling Boeing/Embraer, but for Air Canada, airlines... Read More

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  9. Déjà vu all over again

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  10. Pontifications: Shooting yourself in your feet

    April 16, 2018, © Leeham News: Airbus’ new top sales chief, Eric Schulz, was candid about losing American and Hawaiian airlines wide-body orders, according to a report from Flightglobal from the Airbus annual meeting. In reference to Hawaiian’s switch... Read More

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