Pontifications: Talk about government interference in private industry; book review of United “Flight 232”

There are many topics on which to comment, n one of which requiring a full Pontification, so today’s column is going to be a bit of a free association. August 10, 2015, (c) Leeham Co. Government interference: While… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Why is the real range of an airliner always shorter then what the OEM says?

07 August 2015, ©. Leeham Co: Now that we have explained the range consequences of weight and fuel limited airplane operations, we might as well explain the last important part of the range of an airliner: Why the… Read More

MH370: “Presumption” becomes “high presumption,” but little else

August 5, 2015: French authorities said today there is a “high presumption” that the flaperon found last week on La Reunion Island east of the African coast is from Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, a Boeing 777-200ER. The prime… Read More

Boeing start applying “Standard Rules” to its and competitors’ aircraft.

By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction  04 Aug 2015, © Leeham Co.: Boeing has for the last 20 years used an internal set of rules called Integrated Airplane Configuration ruleset, or IAC for short, for how it describes its own… Read More

Mitsubishi Regional Jet, MRJ, compared with second generation regional jets, Part 2.

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required. Introduction 04 Aug 2015, © Leeham Co.: Yesterday we started our deeper look at Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation’s new MRJ90 and compared it with one of the aircraft that it aspires to replace, Bombardier’s (BBD)… Read More

Mitsubishi opens Seattle Engineering Center ahead of MRJ90 first flight

August 3, 2015, © Leeham Co.: Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. today opened its Seattle Engineering Center jointly with local company AeroTEC in advance of the first flight of the MRJ90 in September or October. During the second quarter of next… Read More

Pontifications: Mitsubishi nears first flight for MRJ-90

Aug. 3, 2015, © Leeham Co. Mitsubishi is just a few months away from beginning flight testing on the first commercial airplane designed and built in Japan since the NAMC YS-11 in the 1960s. The 60 passenger turbo prop had… Read More

Mitsubishi Regional Jet, MRJ, compared with second generation regional jets.

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required. Introduction 03 Aug 2015, © Leeham Co.: Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation, the company behind Japan’s new regional aircraft, is inaugurating an engineering center in Seattle today and presenting their testing facility at Moses Lake (WA) Grant… Read More

Airbus fills in production gap for A330.

  By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction Aug 3, 2015, © Leeham Co. Airbus successfully filled its production gap for the A330ceo for the transition to the A330neo, officials said Friday during the 1H2015 earnings call. Production rate for the… Read More