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

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Bombardier admits shortfall on Q400, CRJ, vows comeback

Sept. 13, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Bombardier wasn’t “fully at the top of its game for focus and messaging on the Q400 and CRJ,” a top official admitted Tuesday. But the company is “turning that around” and initial… Read More

Pratt & Whitney Canada’s hurricane prep for the little guy

Sept. 12, 2017, (c) Leeham Co., Montreal: Preparations by airlines to evacuate passengers and ultimately their own airplanes from the paths of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma were well covered. The departure of corporate and general aviation airplanes hit… Read More

Pontifications: JADC 20-year forecast: VLA, NMA and other data

July 24, 2017, © Leeham Co.: The Japan Aircraft Development Corp (JADC) just published its 2017-2037 jet and turboprop forecast. JADC forecasts a demand for 33,336 jet airliners and some 2,000 turboprops. JADC is partly owned by Mitsubishi,… Read More

New ATR CEO favors clean-sheet design turboprop

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The turbo-prop conundrum: small market, high costs

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ATR selling their 1,500 ATR turboprop to Japan Airlines.

By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction June 15. 2015, C. Leeham Co: ATR said its turboprop product has broken a barrier that was thought impossible for regional turboprops at its Paris Air Show press briefing today. It was a company… Read More

Next Gen turboprop R&D continues at Pratt & Whitney

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CEO Interview: ATR chiefs says no 90-seater without Airbus support

March 3, 2015, c. Leeham Co: ATR, the turbo-prop OEM 50% owned by Airbus and 50% by Finmeccanica, wants to develop a new airplane to replace the venerable ATR 42/72 series that entered service in 1985 and 1989… Read More

“We need more than one family,” says Embraer COO

Subscription required. Now open to all Readers. (Nov. 29, 2014) Introduction Oct. 15, 2014: Embraer had the opportunity to design a clean-sheet airplane as a successor to the E-Jet to respond to the Bombardier CSeries, with the 100-110… Read More