Boeing lays ground to cut 777 rates again

Aug. 11, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Boeing is laying the groundwork to further reduce the production rate on the 777 Classic and scrap a planned rate increase for the 787 from 12 to 14/mo. Greg Smith, CFO of… Read More

Irkut MC-21-200 deepened analysis

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required. Introduction August11, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: In February we did the first analysis of the Irkut MC-21-200. The analysis was made on the first data available. During the Farnborough Air Show, we got more information… Read More

Air Lease sounds caution note for Airbus, Boeing

Aug. 10, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Executives of one of the world’s most influential leasing companies said Friday they doubt Boeing will increase production of the 787 from 12 to 14/mo. Air Lease Corp. made the predictions on… Read More

Embraer books 1H2016 loss and lowers guidance

By Bjorn Fehrm August09, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: Embraer presented its second quarter and first half 2016 results on July 29, posting a loss and lowering guidance for the year. The company is in a bridge period on its… Read More

Boeing slightly leads Airbus in YTD orders

Aug. 8, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Boeing continues to lead Airbus in the race for orders post-Farnborough Air Show (FIA), but there are key orders announced there that haven’t been booked on the two OEMs order books. Boeing… Read More

Pontifications: Twelve new designs in 10 years spurred orders

Aug. 8, 2016, © Leeham Co.: The book:bill for Airbus and Boeing this year will be hard-pressed to reach one. Airbus has a better shot, given lower production rates. But the recent years of record-setting orders are over… Read More

Bombardier records $628m loss in 1H2016

Aug. 5, 2016: Bombardier reported its second quarter and half year results today, with a net loss of $628m for the half and a $490m net loss for the quarter. Results for the commercial division recorded a loss… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Enhanced Vision

  August 05, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: Last week we described Synthetic Vision and discussed why it hasn’t got its breakthrough yet. If we would have taken things chronologically, we should have started with Enhanced Vision systems. Once again… Read More

State officials need to act now, ahead of lean times coming at Boeing Everett

August 4, 2016 (c) Leeham Co.: With the news that Boeing may terminate the 747-8 program, effective around 2019 when the current backlog expires, the obvious question arises: what happens to the assembly line space now occupied by the… Read More

Irkut MC-21-300 analysis, Part 3

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required. Introduction August04, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: With the classification of the Irkut MC-21-300 done in terms of its size segment (it’s close to the Boeing 737 MAX 9 in size) and the key data… Read More