Embraer 2Q2018 results: KC-390 problem turns quarter red.

By Bjorn Fehrm July 31, 2018, ©. Leeham News: Embraer presented its 2Q2018 results today. The company posted a loss as the KC-390 program was reset financially after a prototype was damaged in ground testing during the quarter. The… Read More

Rising fuel prices hit earnings, but there’s a silver lining for OEMs

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Pontifications: thyssenkrupp’s international expansion

July 30, 2018, © Leeham News: thyssenkrupp, the German supplier, is a mouthful to say. Even its name is different, using the small “t” rather than a capital “T”. Being from Chicago, I suitably butchered it when I… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Largest navigation change since radar, Part 7

July 27, 2018, ©. Leeham News: Last week we discussed new air navigation procedures which can benefit from the universal adoption of ADS-B. Now we shall discuss some other needed developments for air navigation. The complement, and long-term… Read More

Airbus posts strong earnings; ‘hell of a ride’ ahead, says CEO

By Dan Catchpole July 26, 2018, © Leeham News: Airbus posted strong earnings for the year’s second quarter, thanks to better profitability on its A350 and A320 programs. Investors rewarded the news by pushing Airbus share prices to… Read More

The Southeast ramps up to challenge Washington State in aerospace

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Boeing cash flows generously, KC-46A snarfs up some of it

By Dan Catchpole  July 25, 2018, © Leeham News: The cash keeps flowing at Boeing. The aerospace giant posted free cash flow of $4.3bn for the second quarter of the year, despite recording $426m in costs related to… Read More

Esterline’s Mason Products broadens its civilian use of unmanned systems controls

July 25, 2018, © Leeham News, Farnborough:  A unit of Esterline Corp. that supplies parts for all commercial airliners, including the cockpit for the Embraer E-Jet E2 is creating an advanced control system for Unmanned Systems to keep… Read More

Leahy, Kirby headline “Plane Truths” conference in Chicago Sept. 11-12

July 24, 2018, © Leeham News: John Leahy, who retired in January after 33 years at Airbus, and Scott Kirby, president of United Airlines, headline the Leeham Co. and Airfinance Journal conference, Plane Truths: The Next 12 Months,… Read More

More than 1,000 orders, commitments from Farnborough

July 23, 2018: More than 1,000 new orders and commitments were announced at the Farnborough Air Show last week, a final tally shows. The value was more than $128bn. Credit Suisse issued its post-air show note today with… Read More