The future of the A319neo and 737-7

 Subscription Required Introduction Dec. 14, 2015, © Leeham Co. There are just 49 orders for the Airbus A319neo. There are only 55 orders for the Boeing 737-7 MAX. The A319neo has been ordered by Avianca (19), Frontier Airlines… Read More

State investment in Bombardier further mockery of WTO

Nov. 24, 2015, (c) Leeham Co. With the $1bn investment by the Province of Quebec in the Bombardier CSeries program, another example of government funding emerges in commercial aviation development. Setting aside whether the investment might be challenged… Read More

Embraer CEO sees opportunity for 100-seaters in USA

Part 1 Sept. 9, 2015, © Leeham Co.: The chief executive officer of Embraer’s commercial aircraft unit believes a trend might be emerging for US major airlines to directly operate 100- and plus-100 seat aircraft (and below the… Read More

Boeing faces 737 production gap: analysis

Subscription Required. Introduction Sept. 2, 2015, (c) Leeham Co. Boeing faces a production gap for the 737, based on an analysis of the delivery streams of the 737NG and the 737 MAX. There’s a production gap for the… Read More

Embraer CEO talks about risks

Subscription Required Introduction Embraer CEO Paulo Cesar Silva. Photo: AINOnline via Google Images. June 22, 2015, Paris Air Show, © Leeham Co. Embraer has emerged as the#3 commercial aircraft producer over the years, behind Airbus and Boeing and… Read More

Bombardier CS300 analysis vs A319neo, 737-7

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required Introduction March 29, 2015, c. Leeham Co: Bombardier’s big bet in the aeronautics sector, CSeries, is well into flight testing, now more than half way toward the 2,400 hours required by Transport Canada… Read More

CS300 first flight

The first flight of the Bombardier CS300, the 149-160 version of the new generation aircraft, came off without a hitch on Feb. 27. The flight lasted five hours. The CS300 is a direct challenge to the Airbus A319ceo/neo… Read More

CS300 first flight Wednesday, direct challenge to 737-7 and A319neo

Feb. 25, 2015, c. Leeham Co. Bombardier’s direct challenge to the Big Two duopoly in the 125-149 seat sector is scheduled for its first flight Wednesday, weather and gremlins permitting. The CS300, challenger to the A319neo and 737-7,… Read More

Bombardier’s crisis of confidence perhaps the biggest challenge for CSeries

Subscription Required Introduction Feb. 18, 2015, c. Leeham Co.: Alain Bellemare, Bombardier’s new president and chief executive officer, has his work cut out for him. Figure 1. The CSeries was supposed to enter service in late 2013, two… Read More

2015 a year of execution for Embraer commercial

Subscription Required Introduction Jan. 7, 2015: Embraer, the world’s #3 commercial airplane manufacturer, enters 2015 viewing this as a year of execution, says its chief commercial officer, John S. Slattery. There are three pillars: Continuing to fill out… Read More