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Leeham News and Comment

Intelligence for the Aviation Industry: Value*Performance*Reliability
  1. Boeing plots support for 747-8

    March 29, 2017, (c) Leeham Co.: Boeing is going to build and buy its own 747-8Fs, then lease them as a way to keep the 747 line alive, reports Bloomberg News. With the effective shutdown by Congress of the... Read More

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  2. Wizz Air, the LCC of Central and Eastern Europe

    By Bjorn Fehrm March 29, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: Wizz Air was formed in Hungary 2003 but its largest market is in Poland since operations began. Today, the airline is Europe’s fifth largest LCC, flying to 125 destinations spanning 39... Read More

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  3. Pontifications: Warlick’s Warriors support ALS research

    March 27, 2017, (c) Leeham Co.: It wasn’t the kind of presentation usually given at the ISTAT general meeting earlier this month. Peter Warlick, vice president of finance for American Airlines, announced to nearly 2,000 people that he... Read More

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  4. CSeries wrapping up London City certification

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  5. Bjorn’s Corner: Aircraft engine maintenance, Part 4

      March 24, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: After covering the maintenance market for single-aisle engines, time has come for the engines used on wide-body aircraft. The engine maintenance for a wide-body engine is a bit different to the single-aisle... Read More

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  6. Could an NMA be made good enough?

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  7. easyJet, the Ryanair follower

    By Bjorn Fehrm -March 22, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: easyJet started 10 years after Ryanair, using the same Southwest Airlines derived Low Cost Carrier (LCC) business model. easyJet has been expanding at the pace of Ryanair over the years, trailing... Read More

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  8. Is there an NMA gap?

    By Bjorn Fehrm March 21, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: The NMA (New Mid-range Aircraft), or, as it’s called more and more, the Boeing 797, is hot. The potential buyers at the recent ISTAT meeting in San Diego urged Boeing... Read More

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  9. Major fleet decisions may not be positive for Airbus, Boeing

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  10. Bjorn’s Corner: Aircraft engine maintenance, Part 3

      March 17, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: In the last Corner,  we showed graphs of the yearly flight hours for engines on single-aisle aircraft. Now we will deduce the market for engine overhauls from these graphs. These will show which engines generate... Read More

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