WestJet’s 787, international strategy fraught with risks

Subscription Required Introduction Boeing 787-9. WestJet ordered 10 and placed an option for 10 more. Deliveries begin in 2019. Boeing photo. May 8, 2017, © Leeham Co.: WestJet, Canada’s #2 airline behind Air Canada, is making dramatic departures… Read More

Pontifications: Bombardier’s challenges beyond Boeing complaint

May 8, 2017, © Leeham Co.: The fallout and speculation continues after Boeing filed a complaint April 27 over Bombardier’s deal for 75+50 CSeries with Delta Air Lines. The complaint was filed with the US government and the… Read More

Boeing targets Bombardier for “dumping” CSeries in US

April 27, 2017, © Leeham Co.: The Boeing Co. late today filed a petition with the US government, charging Bombardier with “dumping” the CSeries in its deal last year with Delta Air Lines for 75+50 CS100s. Delta can convert… Read More

Airbus, Boeing deferrals may indicate slowing global economy

Subscription Required Introduction Boeing 737 flightline at Boeing Field: 737s awaiting delivery. Seattle Times photo via Google images. Nov. 17, 2016, © Leeham Co.: The deferral by United Airlines of 65 Boeing 737-700s announced Tuesday caused some observers… Read More

Boeing stock sell-off on United news appears misplaced

Nov. 16, 2016, © Leeham Co.: The market sell off yesterday of Boeing stock appeared on the surface to be a reaction to the news that United Airlines is deferring 61 737-700s and switching these to four larger… Read More

Clouds overhang Bombardier ahead of earnings call

Subscription Required Introduction Nov. 9, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Bombardier reports its 3Q2016 and nine month earnings Thursday and as the year prepares to enter its last 45 days, disappointment hangs over the company and the stock. Summary… Read More

Flying the CSeries

By Bjorn Fehrm November 09, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: After my preparations at Bombardier (BBD) in Montreal, it was time to take an early flight to BBD’s test center in Wichita (KS) the next day. We spent the afternoon… Read More

ExIm remains blocked by one US Senator

Subscription Required Introduction Aug. 18, 2016, © Leeham Co.  The US Congress reauthorized the ExIm Bank after a long effort to kill the institution. But the Bank remains out of business for transactions for more than $10m. This… Read More

Pontifications: The crystal ball

May 30, 2016, © Leeham Co.: We at Leeham Co. and Leeham News and Comment take some risk when we make analyses, forecasts, projections and predictions. These often put us out on a limb, open us to criticism and even… Read More

Pontifications: Big sigh of relief at Bombardier

May 2, 2016, © Leeham Co.: To say that the order from Delta Air Lines last Thursday for 75+50 CS100s with conversion rights to the CS300s was welcome news for Bombardier is an understatement. Bombardier has a superb… Read More