Pontifications: Shifting focus to Embraer

Jan. 25, 2016, © Leeham Co. Embraer announced last week it had cut metal on its first E195 E2, more than a month before the roll-out of the first E190 E2, scheduled for Feb. 25, at is Sao… Read More

Pontifications: Assessing the benefit of new airplanes in low oil pricing

Dec. 7, 2015, © Leeham Co.: Oil for West Texas Intermediate Crude closed Friday at $39.97. International Brent closed at $43.05. These figures continue to breathe life into used aircraft and raise questions about new orders. In recent… Read More

Pontifications: Looking to year-end

Nov. 30, 2015, © Leeham Co.: One month to go to the end of 2015. What’s left to come? The first Boeing 737 MAX is rolling out of the factory Dec. 8. For reasons that defy obvious explanation,… Read More

Pontifications: 50% of something or 100% of nothing: something to consider at Bombardier

On Sunday, The Seattle Times had a long article about whether the Boeing 787 will ever record a profit. Leeham Co’s Bjorn Fehrm is quoted extensively. Oct. 19, 2015, © Leeham Co. Bombardier is dominating the aerospace news… Read More

Boeing’s McNerney on 787 costs, obsoleting airplanes

July 8, 2015: Bloomberg News interviewed Jim McNerney, then-CEO of The Boeing Co., June 15 at the Paris Air Show. (McNerney relinquished his CEO title a week later to Dennis Muilenburg.) Although McNerney got it wrong on the… Read More

Pontifications: Passenger experience and the WOW factor

June 29, 2015, © Leeham Co. Back on June 1, I wrote in this column I had yet to experience traveling on the Airbus A380, which entered service in 2007. The A380 doesn’t serve Seattle, where I live, and… Read More

Bombardier makes it official: CSeries exceeds advertised numbers

Ross Mitchell, VP of Business Acquisitions, Bombardier, discusses cabin modularity and flexibility for the CSeries at the 2015 Paris Air Show. June 14, 2015, Paris Air Show: Bombardier made it official today, the pre-event of the opening of… Read More

MOM market depends on price, says Air Lease Corp

June 9, 2015, c. Leeham Co. The Middle of the Market (MOM) airplane seems next up on the development plate. Air Lease Corp (ALC) is a major player in the development of any new airplane,  and president John… Read More

Bombardier ‘transformation initiative’ goes after costs across the enterprise, supply chain

June 8, 2015, c. Leeham Co. Bombardier suppliers, already squeezed by Airbus and Boeing to cut costs and prices, will soon face a new effort from Bombardier to do the same. The new chief executive officer, Alain Bellemare, last… Read More

Paris Air Show: Qatar and others

Subscription required. Introduction June 1, 2015, c. Leeham Co. It could be called the Qatar Airways Air Show. Qatar Airways plans to have five airliners on display at the Paris Air Show in two weeks: the Airbus A319,… Read More