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

US, EU ignore Chinese, Russian subsidies

Nov. 15, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Government subsidies to commercial aircraft companies appear to be increasing despite the 12-year disputes before the World Trade Organization between Europe and the US over Airbus and Boeing aid. Yet the US… 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

737-7X, 737-10 studies illustrate Boeing weakness in single-aisle market

Subscription Required Introduction April 27, 2016 © Leeham Co.: News that Boeing plans to develop a “737-7.5” MAX, following on the prospect of a “737-10” stretch of the 737-9 illustrates just how weak its single aisle product strategy… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: We fly to Nice

22 April 2016, ©. Leeham Co: Last week we described the function of  the aircraft’s Flight Management System, FMS. Now we will use the FMS to program a flight between Innsbruck in Austria and my hometown Nice on… Read More

Bombardier’s Delta deal looking good, but don’t celebrate yet

Subscription Required Introduction Air Baltic will be the first operator of the Bombardier CS300. Source: Bombardier. April 18, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Bombardier, if it didn’t dominate the news cycle in commercial aviation last week, must have come… Read More

Pontifications: Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier and export credit support

April 18, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Export Credit for airliners was back in the news last week, with the US taking aim at the prospect of Canada’s agency supporting sales of the Bombardier C Series to the US… Read More

Airbus needs more vertical integration, says official

Subscription Required Introduction John Leahy, chief operating officer-customers. Airbus photo. March 3, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Airbus may well have avoided the supplier-driven delivery delays on its A350s had the company brought some key work in-house and become… Read More

Bombardier earnings preview

Subscription required Introduction Feb. 16, 2016, ©  Leeham Co.: Bombardier’s fourth quarter and full year 2015 financial results will be reported Wednesday, and we don’t expect the situation to be pretty. Yes, officials will highlight the recent closing… Read More