ISTAT Day 1: Engine updates for CFM, GE, RR and PW

Feb. 29, 2016, (c) Leeham Co.: The LEAP engine, for the Boeing 737 MAX, Airbus A320neo and COMAC C919 is the fastest-selling engine in history, says Jean-Paul Ebanga, the president of CFM International. More than 10,000 have been sold…. Read More

ISTAT Day 1: Leahy’s biggest fear: producing enough planes to meet demand

Feb. 29, 2016, (c) Leeham Co: Aircraft lessors financed 48% of the Airbus deliveries in 2015, with direct sales and sale-leasebacks, says John Leahy, chief operating officer customers for Airbus. We’re at the 2016 ISTAT AGM in Phoenix and… Read More

ISTAT Day 1: Boeing developmental airplanes progressing

Feb. 29, 2016 (c) Leeham Co.: The Boeing 737 MAX rolled out on time, the 787-10 is in production and the 777-9 is in firm configuration, says Randy Tinseth, VP-Marketing for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. We’re at the 2016 ISTAT… Read More

ISTAT Day 1: Used 777 values depend on engines, leases

Feb. 29, 2016 (c) Leeham Co.: The Boeing 777-200ER is not worth $7.7m or even $10m, but $37m to $47m, according to four appraisers who appeared today at the ISTAT AGM. We’re at the 2016 ISTAT AGM in… Read More

ISTAT Day 1: There is uncertainty

Feb. 29, 2016 (c) Leeham Co.: “The world is changing very dramatically,” says Adam Pilarski, the economist for the consulting firm Avitas. We’re at the 2016 ISTAT AGM in Phoenix and will be reporting today and tomorrow on presentations… Read More

Pontifications: Boeing sued over program accounting

Feb. 29, 2016, (c) Leeham Co.: It was inevitable: a class action lawsuit was filed last week against The Boeing Co., its top officers and directors over the investigation by the US Securities and Exchange Commission of the company’s… Read More

IRKUT MC-21 analysis, Part 3. The Russian engine alternative

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Bjorn’s Corner: Flight tests

19 February 2016, ©. Leeham Co: Last week I described how Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation (MAC) issued a press release on Christmas day communicating MAC would be doing structural reinforcements on their test airframes before continuing flight testing. MAC… Read More

Video from the Embraer E190-E2 rollout

Feb. 25, 2016: Here’s some video coverage of the Embraer E190-E2 rollout events.  

Pictorial from Embraer E190-E2 rollout

Feb. 25, 2016: Embraer rolled out its E190-E2 to a series of fly-bys of EMB aircraft ranging from a crop duster to the KC-390, hundreds of invited guests and media and thousands of its employees. Here are some… Read More