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Leeham News and Comment

Intelligence for the Aviation Industry: Value*Performance*Reliability
  1. It’s official: Delta orders A321neo with GTF engine

    Dec. 14, 2017: After a wave of news stories yesterday, today’s it’s official: Delta Air Lines ordered 100 Airbus A321neos and optioned 100 more. Deliveries begin in 2020. The airplane will be equipped with the Pratt & Whitney... Read More

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  2. Top Airbus officials scoffed at Leahy’s 50% market share goal

    John Leahy, the chief operating officer-customers for Airbus, will retire in January after 33 years with the company. LNC’s editor, Scott Hamilton, has known Leahy for most of this time. This is the second of a series of... Read More

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  3. Singapore Airline’s new A380s feature improved cabins

    By Bjorn Fehrm December 13, 2017, ©. Leeham Co, Toulouse: Singapore Airlines took delivery of its first new generation A380 today in Toulouse. The aircraft features new cabins in all four classes, First-, Business-, Premium economy- and Economy class.... Read More

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  4. Delta Airbus deal means Bombardier trade complaint continues

    Dec. 13, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Delta Air Lines chose to place its long-awaited order for the re-engined single-aisle airplanes with Airbus for the A321neo, powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines, according to an exclusive report from... Read More

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  5. Delta to order A321neo, GTF engines: CNN

    Dec. 13, 2017: Jon Ostrower of CNN is reporting Delta Air Lines will order 100 Airbus A321neos and option 100 more, to be powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines. If correct, this will be a snub to... Read More

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  6. Joon enables Air France-KLM to expand its low cost offering

    By Bjorn Fehrm December 13, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: Air France-KLM, or really Air France, has after a long dialogue with its trade unions set up Joon, a new LCC operation in the group. The new airline flew its... Read More

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  7. Used A330-200s could be interim solution to NMA

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  8. Pontifications: Countdown to Delta’s single-aisle decision

    Dec. 11, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Eyes will watch Atlanta (GA) this week, when the Delta Air Lines Board of Directors decides to award a big order for the re-engined Airbus and Boeing single aisle airplanes. The Board... Read More

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  9. Bjorn’s Corner: Aircraft drag reduction, Part 8

    December 08, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: In the last Corner we described how the Wright Brothers developed their own engine, as there were no light engines on the market. After understanding how to design wings, how to control the... Read More

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  10. Embraer’s improved E-Jet E2

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