Muilenburg remains an enigma for unions, commercial development

Jan. 21, 2015. c. Leeham Co. Dennis Muilenburg, vice chairman, president and chief operating officer of The Boeing Co., remains an enigma to Boeing’s largest unions a year after he was elevated to this position from his slot… Read More

Odds and Ends: BBD’s Sheridan to Nordic; United and 777s

BBD’s Sheridan: Rod Sheridan, who retired last year after 20 years at Bombardier, has been named vice chairman of Nordic Aviation Capital, the world’s largest lessor of turboprop aircraft. Nordic owns more ATR turboprops and has more on… Read More

Ryanair: from 17 clicks to 5, we are changing

By Bjorn Fehrm  20 Jan 2015: On the second day of Growth Frontiers 2015 conference in Dublin, Ryanair former CFO, now Board Member Howard Millar, told us about a changed company. “Ryanair is today the largest airline in Europe… Read More

Fundamentals of airliner performance, Part 6; The engine

By Bjorn Fehrm 19 Jan 2015: There is a lot written about the fundamentals of how aircraft fly. It is something that fascinates people and it generates a high level of understanding of these fundamentals. The same is… Read More

Odds and Ends: BBD management; AirAsia 8501; MH370 update; Holy cow

BBD management: Bombardier’s management gets a scathing review following last week’s announcement that it will “pause” the LearJet 85 program and it will miss free cash flow guidance. This follows the unexpected resignation of Ray Jones, the head… Read More

Growth Frontiers 2015 conference: Fuel prices and the order bubble

By Bjorn Fehrm  18 Jan 2015: The subject of the first day at the Growth Frontiers 2015 in Dublin has been very much “what will happen with lower fuel prices”. The conference is the yearly gathering of the aircraft… Read More

Interview with Airbus CEO Fabrice Brégier: Airbus and innovation

Subscription required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction 18 Jan 2015: When visiting Toulouse last week we got the opportunity to talk to Airbus CEO, Fabrice Bregiér, on one of his pet subjects: the need for Airbus to be more innovative…. Read More

A321neo configurations and A320 production

By Bjorn Fehrm 18 Jan 2015: As part of the preparations for the Airbus A321LR article 15 Jan. we saw a need to clarify with Airbus the production configurations for A321neo. There had been several iterations of what will… Read More

Airbus formally launches A321LR; we look behind the “LR” to see what’s there

15 Jan 2015: Airbus officially launched what to date has been called A321neoLR as the A321LR at their annual press conference Tuesday. The former A321neoLR name was formed by Leeham News on 21 Ocober 2014 when we could reveal… Read More

Bombardier misses guidance in preview of 2014 results, stock plunges 22% in early trading

Jan. 15, 2015: Bombardier, struggling with poor aerospace sales across its business jet and commercial lines, missed previous guidance on cash flow and other metrics, three Wall Street investment banks reported today. BBD’s stock traded off 22% in… Read More