From war to partner: Airbus and the CSeries

Oct. 18, 2017, © Leeham Co.: It was the annual media day in 2010 that Airbus declared war on the Bombardier CSeries. Lufthansa Group in 2009 was the launch customer of the CSeries with an order for 30… Read More

What has Airbus got in the CSeries?

By Bjorn Fehrm October 18, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: Bombardier and Airbus changed the airliner landscape yesterday. Analysts say it’s the largest industry change since Boeing bought McDonnell Douglas in 1997. So, what has Airbus bought for no money?… Read More

Assessing the Airbus-Bombardier deal

Oct. 17, 2017, © Leeham Co.: The Airbus-Bombardier transaction announced yesterday has implications well beyond the United States, which has been much of the focus of analysis post-announcement. The analysis focused on the US is natural, given the… Read More

Airbus-Bombardier CSeries deal means no tariffs on US-assembled aircraft, says CEO

Oct. 16, 2017, © Leeham Co.: The stunning Airbus-Bombardier partnership for the CSeries program guarantees the future of the new airplane, kills off the A319 and thrusts a big stick up Boeing’s tailpipe. Boeing won big victories in… Read More

Airbus buys majority stake in CSeries–details to come

Press Release Airbus and Bombardier Announce C Series Partnership  Airbus to acquire majority stake in the C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership  Partnership brings together two complementary product lines, with 100-150 seat market segment expected to represent… Read More

Trump decertifies Iran nuke deal, throws Airbus, Boeing orders in doubt

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Bjorn’s Corner: Aircraft drag reduction

October 06, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: In the last several Corners, we wrote about research around laminar flow for aircraft. It’s research to lower the aircraft’s drag. Why is this important? How large are the different drag types and… Read More

To Kill a Better Bird

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Shakeout for Europe’s low-cost airlines

By Bjorn Fehrm October 11, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: Alitalia, Air Berlin and now Monarch have all filed for insolvency since the start of 2017. These are all airlines with an emphasis on low cost flying, with an important… Read More

Boeing’s Bold Ambition, Part 2

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