Airbus Group 3Q results; Increase of A320 production to 60 a month

By Bjorn Fehrm Oct. 30, 2015, ©. Leeham Co: Airbus Group announced its increase of the production rate for the best-selling A320 range to 60 a month in conjunction with its 3Q 2015 results. The rate increase shall be… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Aircraft programs

30 October 2015, ©. Leeham Co: There has been dramatic news this week around Bombardier’s (BBD) CSeries program. I wrote a subscribers article about what to expect in terms of the cash flow problem that the BBD management… Read More

Bombardier 3Q2015 earnings call

Oct. 29, 2015: “I feel confident in our liquidity going forward,” following the investment by the Quebec government of $1bn in the CSeries program, says Alain Bellemare, president and CEO. With that, Bombardier launched its third quarter earnings call. Cancellation of… Read More

Bombardier: $3.2bn charge, $1bn from Quebec

Oct. 29, 2015: Bombardier today announced a US$3.2bn charge against the CSeries program and a $1bn investment from the province of Quebec, about half of what had been rumored, with its 3Q2015 earnings. The press release is here…. Read More

Northrop wins, Boeing/Lockheed lose bomber contract

Oct. 27, 2015: Northrop Grumman, builder of the B-2 bomber in the USAF inventory, was awarded the contract to build the next generation long-range bomber, which is yet to be named. For the moment, we’ll call it the… Read More

Pontifications: Is the end in sight for program accounting?

Oct. 26, 2015, © Leeham Co.: Is the end of program accounting, the staple of The Boeing Co. profit and loss reporting, on its way out? It is in Europe, where it is called contract accounting, the end… Read More

What’s the trouble with Bombardier and the CSeries?

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required. Introduction Oct. 26, 2015, ©. Leeham Co: Bombardier (BBD) and the CSeries have been in the headlines for weeks. The CSeries development has taken longer than planned, with a cost overrun of approximately $2bn…. Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Increasing an aircraft’s range, further considerations

  23 October 2015, ©. Leeham Co: In last week’s Corner, we went through how Airbus can offer an Ultra Long Haul (ULH) aircraft to Singapore Airlines by increasing the Maximum Take-Off Weight of its A350-900, increasing the… Read More

Do the Boeing 787 sums add up, Part 2

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required. Introduction  Oct. 22, 2015, ©. Leeham Co: This is an update on our article about Boeing 787 program costs now that Boeing has presented its 3Q 2015 results. It was a good quarter for… Read More

Boeing 3Q15 earnings call

Oct. 21, 2015: Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing president and CEO raised 2015 raised revenue and EPS guidance as a result of the strong third quarter results and he said $8bn in share buyback has been completed through the nine… Read More