Bombardier-Quebec investment another step in securing future

Nov. 19, 2015: The $1.5bn investment by Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec to take a 30% stake in Bombardier Transportation, the rail business, is another step in the financial restructuring of the distressed company. This brings to… Read More

Europe’s airlines: LCC, the winning formula

By Bjorn Fehrm Nov. 18 2015, ©. Leeham Co: Easyjet revealed record numbers yesterday with pretax profits now at 14.6% of a year turnover of £4,686m. The load-factors for their aircraft are at a record 91.5% on a 12… Read More

Embraer sees broadening market in North America

Subscription Required Introduction Nov. 17, 2015, © Leeham Co. The chief commercial officer of Embraer sees US mainline carriers adding John Slattery, Chief Commercial Officer, Embraer. Photo via Google images. aircraft in the 100-plus seat sector that will… Read More

Delta CEO is right about 777-200ER values, says market

Subscription Required Introduction Richard Anderson, CEO, Delta Air Lines. Photo via Google images. Delta Air Lines CEO Richard Anderson is right. Actual market values for 10-year old Boeing 777-200ERs are around $10m, not the $50m-ish suggested by Boeing… Read More

Pontifications: Boeing to focus on “long-term liabilities” in 2016’s SPEEA contract negotiations

Nov. 16, 2015, © Leeham Co. Boeing will target “long term liabilities” in its contract negotiations with SPEEA, the engineers union, its president quoted CEO Dennis Muilenburg as telling him in September. Ryan Rule, president of the local… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: MRJ90 first flight

13 November 2015, ©. Leeham Co: Mitsubishi flew their MRJ for the first time this week. I could have added “finally” because it is two years late compared to the original time plan. But who cares when the… Read More

Boeing unions gird for new jobs-for-tax breaks push

Nov. 11, 2015, © Leeham Co. Boeing’s two leading unions, the IAM District 751 and SPEEA, are girding for a second try in the Washington State Legislature to retroactivity tie job retention to $8.7bn in tax breaks given… Read More

Emirates’ 615 seat A380, is it more economical?

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required. Introduction Nov. 11, 2015, ©. Leeham Co: Emirates Airline showed off its newly delivered two class A380 at this week’s Dubai Air Show. With a record 615 seats, this is the densest A380 that… Read More

Emirates’ mid-range choice

By Bjorn Fehrm Nov. 10 2015, ©. Leeham Co: The Dubai Air Show is on its second day and there are no mega orders. The one that should have been, the mid-range requirement for Emirates Airline, has been postponed,… Read More

Embraer’s fundamental advantages

Subscription Required  Introduction With the first Embraer E-Jet E2 under assembly, we take a look at the E1 and E2 programs in the run-up to roll-out of the E-190 E2 next year and projected Entry Into Service (EIS)… Read More