PIPs planned for A220 to improve operating costs

Jan. 17, 2019, © Leeham News: Airbus is planning performance improvement packages for the A220, intended to shave operating costs off an airplane that already beat performance promises. The PIPs, as the upgrades are known, are common among… Read More

Airbus investment resets the clock on CSeries

Special to Leeham News  By Olivier Bonnassies Airfinance Journal April 17, 2018, (c) Airfinance Journal, Montreal: Aviation Week & Space Technology managing director technology Graham Warwick believe the acquisition of a 50.1% stake into Bombardier’s CSeries will give… Read More

After Boeing yields, what’s next for Bombardier CSeries?

Analysis March 26, 2018, © Leeham News: With the decision by Boeing to let last week’s deadline go by without filing an appeal in the Bombardier trade complaint, eyes turn to “what’s next” for the CSeries. LNC broke… Read More

C Series charge spotlights 787 deferred costs

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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

Bombardier: Our turnaround plan is gaining traction

April 28, 2016: “Our turnaround plan is gaining traction,” said Alain Bellemare, BBD CEO, to lead off the first quarter earnings report for Bombardier. “This is a big win for Bombardier,” he said. “This is a strong endorsement for… Read More

Post-Farnborough thoughts: why so few orders, PR overkill and more

The Farnborough Air Show is over. Here are our thoughts: For all the pre-show buzz about expected orders, with names and quantities identified, this show was a bust. Airbus was said to be shooting for 250-300 orders; it… Read More