Bjorn’s Corner: Production costs.

11 September 2015, © Leeham Co: In connection with our articles, there a numerous reader discussions around the development and production costs of new aircraft families. It’s not easy to understand how these costs arise, how they are… Read More

Flying CS100 over a noise-sensitive airport

Bombardier’s CS100 made its first visit to Toronto today and in the process overflew the City’s Billy Bishop Airport, which is located just off downtown in a noise-sensitive area. Porter Airlines, which is based at Billy Bishop, has… Read More

Embraer faces new challenge from MRJ90

Part 2 Sept. 10, 2015, © Leeham Co. Embraer is the dominant producer of commercial aircraft in the 70-125 seat sector, having overtaken Bombardier in the last decade following the development and 2004 introduction of the E-Jet. Bombardier’s CRJ… Read More

Embraer CEO sees opportunity for 100-seaters in USA

Part 1 Sept. 9, 2015, © Leeham Co.: The chief executive officer of Embraer’s commercial aircraft unit believes a trend might be emerging for US major airlines to directly operate 100- and plus-100 seat aircraft (and below the… Read More

Boeing’s 767 revitalized as a MOM stop gap, Part 3

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required. Introduction Aug. 31 2015, ©. Leeham Co: After examining the characteristics of the Boeing 767 to serve the market segment that Boeing is studying for its Middle of the Market (MOM) requirement, the 225… Read More

Bombardier snares Lufthansa’s Nico Buchholz

Bombardier scored a major executive coup with the appointment of Nico Buchholz as Chief of Procurement for the entire company. Buchholz was  ‎Executive VP Group Fleet Management for Lufthansa Airlines and Group, with various fleet management titles, since… Read More

A320 oversold in bridge from ceo to neo

Subscription Required Introduction Airbus A320neo. Source: Airbus Sept. 7, 2015, © Leeham Co. Airbus is oversold in its A320 family positions as it transitions from the ceo to the neo, an analysis shows. The first delivery of the A320neo… Read More

Pontifications: Airbus flies past Boeing in order race

Sept. 7, 2015, © Leeham Co.: Airbus flew past Boeing in the annual orders race when the August numbers were reported last week by both companies. With the order for 250 A320s finally firmed up by India’s Indigo Airlines… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: The seating dilemma

By Bjorn Fehrm 04 September 2015, © Leeham Co: One of the hottest areas of modern airline aviation is the passenger experience and especially the seating. There are people who are specialists on the subject like Runway Girl… Read More

Air show coming to Paine Field

Sept. 3, 2015: An air show this weekend at which about 60 aircraft will be on display, many taking part in flying, will begin Friday at Paine Field, Everett (WA), the home to Boeing’s wide-body production plants. The… Read More