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Leeham News and Comment

Intelligence for the Aviation Industry: Value*Performance*Reliability
  1. Airbus, Boeing list price hikes will have little affect

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  2. Pontifications: Twelve Years of Turbulence at American Airlines

    Jan. 22, 2018, © Leeham Co.: American Airlines was the last of the big US legacy carriers to enter bankruptcy, in 2011. Executives put up a valiant battle to avoid being dragged into Chapter 11, despite having two... Read More

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  3. Bjorn’s Corner: Aircraft drag reduction, Part 13

    January 19, 2018, ©. Leeham Co: In the last Corner, we described how the boundary layer theory lead to the understanding of Friction drag for aircraft. The mechanisms behind Induced drag was understood about the same time. Once again... Read More

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  4. Boeing raises airliner list prices 4%

    Jan. 18, 2018, © Leeham Co.: Boeing quietly raised its list prices by 4.1% for its commercial airplanes, the same day Airbus did (Monday)—but without the fanfare of an announcement, as did Airbus. The 737-700, which has been... Read More

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  5. Chinese and Russian Widebody takes shape: Part 2.

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  6. Airbus raises list prices about 2%; more profits or bigger discounts?

    Jan. 17, 2018, © Leeham Co.: Airbus announced a list price hike Monday of just under 2%. The popular A321neo goes to $129.5m from $127m. The A350-900 goes to $317.4m from $311.2m, for example. Such price hikes are... Read More

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  7. Airbus delivers record 718 aircraft amid strong sales

    By Bjorn Fehrm  January 15, 2018, ©. Leeham Co: Airbus announced record 2017 airliner deliveries of 718 aircraft today. It was the 15th consecutive year of increased production, this time with 30 aircraft over 2016. Fabrice Bregier, the Chief Operating... Read More

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  8. Pontifications: Embraer twice became focus of US trade commission complaints

    Jan. 20, 2018, © Leeham Co.: The US aircraft manufacturer claims the foreign company is unfairly subsidized, undercutting pricing in US sales and threatening its future. A trade complaint is filed. A prominent politician lines up on behalf... Read More

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  9. Chinese and Russian Widebody Project takes shape

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  10. It’s time to unwind, get healthy, eat right and avoid jet lag, says Airbus’ Leahy

    John Leahy has been with Airbus 33 years, holding his current position as COO-Customers for more than 20 of these. He retires this month. Jan. 15’s 2017 year-end Orders and Deliveries press conference will be his last. LNC... Read More

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