Bjorn’s Corner: What did we learn in 2015?

08 January 2016, ©. Leeham Co: It’s the first Corner for the year and a look at 2015 as a year of technology advancements is due. 2015 will be remembered as the year when three clean sheet airliners… Read More

Blockbuster deal for PCP: analysts’ first take

August 11, 2015: Berkshire Hathaway’s blockbuster $37bn acquisition proposal for Precision Castparts (stock symbol NYSE:PCP) takes one of the aerospace industry’s major suppliers out of the public trading and into one of the scores of Warren Buffet’s stable… Read More

CSeries performance improvement demystified

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required Introduction July 6, 2015, © Leeham Co. Bombardier presented a slew of new data for their CSeries aircraft during Paris Air Show. Listening to Bombardier (BBD) officials it sounded like there was only… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Paris Air Show review

  June 18, 2015, c Leeham Co: With the industrial part of Paris Air Show over (the public portion continues through the weekend), one can start to summarize impressions. I have over the years participated in around 10… Read More

A380 cost improvements limited to seating, for now: Bregier

MOM airplane doesn’t make sense. A new MOM should have new technology and it’s not available until 2030. June 9, 2015, c. Leeham Co. Cost improvements for the A380 will be limited for now to increasing seating capacity,… Read More

Airbus Innovation days: A350-1000 getting real

By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction May 28, 2015, c. Leeham Co. We are visiting the Airbus Innovation days where we have been given an update all Airbus civil aircraft programs. The perhaps most interesting update is the progress of the… Read More

Flying the Airbus A350

By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction May 25, 2015, c. Leeham Co. Friday we showed our little video from our test flight of Airbus A350 at end of April. Now it is time to describe the impressions during the flight… Read More

Analysis: First phase of A350 production

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required Introduction May 20, 2015, c. Leeham Co. The 27th Airbus A350 has started its journey in the Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse and one can do a first analysis of how the… Read More

Pontifications: Remaking the Armed Services

April 20, 2015, c. Leeham Co. A news item last week caught my eye about the Defense Department, defense spending and recapitalizing the US Armed Forces. I don’t normally follow defense items at Leeham News and Comment. LNC is… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Lighter fuselage materials and what they bring

April 02, 2015; There is different information whether Boeing will adopt new Aluminum Lithium based alloys for the fuselage of the up and coming 777X, our latest info is that this is not yet decided. In this corner we will… Read More