Odds and Ends: MTU on A380; lessons learned; Alaska Air v Delta; GOL looking for airplanes; Boeing downgrade and upgrade

MTU on A380: The German company MTU, which is a key supplier on a variety of Airbus and Boeing engines, questions the potential market for an A380neo, according to this article from Reuters. Our Market Intelligence indicates Airbus… Read More

E-Jet, the project that shaped Embraer

By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction In a recent visit to Embraer in Brazil we got a thorough brief on the background and decision making around the E-Jet and E-Jet E2 programs. We have written about these programs before but… Read More

Mitsubishi rolls out MRJ90

Mitsubishi rolled out its MRJ90 regional jet, the first passenger airliner to be produced in Japan since the YS-11 turbo-prop in 1962. The MRJ90 challenges the Embraer E-175/190 and E2 and the Bombardier CRJ900. The smaller MRJ70 won’t… Read More

Indigo order raises questions of demand in India, elsewhere

Free content. Introduction The Indigo order announced this week for 250 Airbus A320neos raises once again questions of whether Indian airlines in particular and the greater Asian region in general are over-ordering airplanes. We’ve written in the past… Read More

Embraer becomes #3 commercial aircraft company on E-Jet families

Free content. Introduction Embraer is now the #3 commercial airplane manufacturer, after Airbus and Boeing and supplanting Bombardier, capturing 50% of the orders and 60% of the deliveries in recent years. We examined the relevancy of the 100-149… Read More

“We need more than one family,” says Embraer COO

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Leeham News launches Premium plan, companion to free content; engineer joins staff

Free content. Leeham News and Comment (LNC) today launched a Premium subscription plan as a companion to free content. LNC has provided news and commentary since February 2008, providing industry-leading information and insightful analysis, principally focuses on Airbus,… Read More

Embraer’s big bet on its largest airplane yet

Introduction Embraer is days away from the roll-out of its biggest airplane project yet and one that has the potential to make its biggest inroads yet into the global defense market: the KC-390. The airplane, with a fuselage… Read More

Assessing the 100-149 Seat Sector

Introduction The 100-149 seat market sector has long been criticized as irrelevant because of a string of poor-selling aircraft. Boeing officials even labeled this a Bermuda Triangle. The critics fail to recognize, however, that except for the Bombardier… Read More

New and Derivative Airplanes: Some good, some not: Part 2

Part 2 of two parts. With multiples and multiples of billions of dollars at stake to develop new airplanes, and the billions of dollars of cost overruns at risk, it’s understandable the Airbus and Boeing are shifting to… Read More