Dueling press releases: Airbus, Boeing claim big wins at the WTO

June 9, 2017: It never ends. Airbus and Boeing each claimed wins in yet another round at the World Trade Organization. This time, it’s over whether the EU and US complied with earlier findings about compliance is curing… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Keeping airliners operational. Part 8

June 09, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: This week we continue our analysis of the operator’s maintenance plan we made last week for our tentative airline. Our airline is using Airbus A320s as our operational airplane. For these aircraft we have… Read More

MC-21 and C919 compared. Part 2.

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required. Introduction  June 08, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: We started the comparison of Irkut’s MC-21 and COMAC’s C919 last week. We compared project time plans, structures and aerodynamics. Now we continue with the comparison of… Read More

Qatar Airways: Caught in a political crisis

By Bjorn Fehrm  June 07, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: We wrote about Qatar Airways last week, the flag carrier of Qatar. One week later, the airline finds itself caught in a political crossfire. The background to the crisis is… Read More

Finnair sees little effect from LCC long-haul service

June 6, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Low cost airlines, notably Norwegian Air, are increasingly getting into the long-haul business, but Finnair so far isn’t affected much. Pekka Vauramo, president and CEO of the legacy airline, told LNC in… Read More

Bombardier optimistic about China

Subscription Required Introduction June 5, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Bombardier’s activities in China, where the fuselage for the CSeries is co-produced, have been at a standstill. None of the Memorandums of Understand or Letters of Intent have been… Read More

Boeing has MOM sector “crisis,” says Leahy

June 5, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Boeing has a “crisis” in the Middle of the Market airplane sector, declared Airbus’ top salesman. Development of the 737 MAX 10, which is expected to be launched at the Paris Air… Read More

Airbus ponders lowering production rate on A380

June 5, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Airbus “likely” will decide this year to lower production rates below 1/mo in 2019, officials said today during a press event at the IATA Annual General Meeting in Cancun, Mexico. They declined… Read More

Bombardier sees no merit to Boeing complaint, says president

Subscription Required Introduction June 5, 2017, © Leeham Co.: A decision from the US International Trade Commission Fred Cromer, president of Bombardier Commercial Airplanes. (ITC) about the Boeing complaint of alleged Bombardier price dumping in its Delta Air… Read More

Pontifications: ATR, Q400 replacement not any time soon

June 5, 2017, © Leeham Co.: The prospect of a new generation turboprop airliner remains as elusive as ever. This is the clear conclusion from Media Days I attended Tuesday through Friday with Pratt & Whitney and Embraer… Read More