Mitsubishi delays MRJ90 EIS one year, IDs “issues”

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE: Unless there is major, breaking news, Leeham News and Comment is taking the Christmas-New Year’s holidays off. We resume our normal publishing scheduled Jan. 4, 2016. Update, Dec. 25: The Seattle Times reports the MRJ90 doesn’t… Read More

Top 10 Stories in 2015

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE: Unless there is major, breaking news, Leeham News and Comment is taking the Christmas-New Year’s holidays off. We resume our normal publishing scheduled Jan. 4, 2016. So what do we have? Mitsubishi holding an MRJ briefing… Read More

Boeing stock sell-off on 777-200ER deal over-blown

Stock sell off on Boeing 777-200ER purchase price overblown. Wells Fargo stock downgrade the next day spurs larger sell-off. Credit Suisse takes a deep dive into Boeing cash flow. Accelerating PDPs, purchase payments continues to support cash flow…. Read More

CS100 certified; We review CS100’s birth with VP CSeries, Rob Dewar

Introduction By Bjorn Fehrm 21 December 2015, ©. Leeham Co: Bombardier (BBD) received certification of the smaller CSeries, the CS100, by Transport Canada Thursday.  Rob Dewar, vice president of CSeries, reflected on the journey to certification in an… Read More

Pontifications: Potential MRJ safety issue, delay impacts customers

Dec. 21, 2015, © Leeham Co.: Mitsubishi Aircraft announced last week that its MRJ90 program was undergoing a review following three test flights. A new schedule could be announced as early as this week, but by the end… Read More

How good is a used 767-300ER, Part 2

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Bjorn’s Corner: Engine efficiency revisited

18 December 2015, © Leeham Co:Part of the discussion following last week’s article around quad or twin engine airliner designs was about engine efficiency and specifically around the engine’s thermal efficiency as a function of Pressure Ratio, PR. I… Read More

How good is a used 767-300ER?

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Reaction mixed to Boeing increase in share buyback, dividend hike

Dec. 16, 2015: Reaction among Wall Street analysts was mixed following the announcement by The Boeing Co. that the board of directors approved a hike in the stock dividend payments and the share buyback. The announcement had been… Read More

Analyzing Air Bridge Cargo plans for Boeing 747-8F

Dec. 15, 2015, (c) Leeham Co.: A plan by Russia’s Air Bridge Cargo to acquire another 18 Boeing 747-8Fs does little to solve Boeing’s production gap and program viability, an analysis by LNC shows. Bloomberg News published a… Read More