No new turboprop from Embraer for now

Subscription Required May 27, 2019, © Leeham News: Embraer is not going to launch a new 70-90 seat turboprop now or at the Paris Air Show next month, the CEO of its Commercial Aviation unit said today at… Read More

The decline and fall of Bombardier

Subscription Required Introduction May 6, 2019, © Leeham News: Bombardier was once the leader in providing regional airliners to the industry. Today, it’s all but exited the industry. With the announcement that its Belfast manufacturing facility and a… Read More

2019 Outlook: ATR begins year in commanding position

Subscription Required Introduction Jan. 7, 2019, © Leeham News: ATR, the turboprop airliner OEM, enters 2019 in a commanding position. Year-end 2018 order numbers for ATR and rival Bombardier aren’t in yet. Through October, ATR held 74% of… Read More

Bombardier squeezed by ATR, Embraer, Mitsubishi

Subscription Required Now open to all Readers. Introduction Oct. 22, 2018, © Leeham News: Bombardier has a firm backlog of 67 Q400 turboprops. ATR has a backlog of 256 through Oct. 20, according to the Airfinance Journal Fleet… Read More

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

Subscription Required Introduction Oct. 16, 2017, © Leeham Co.: President Donald Trump announced Friday he will decertify the Iran nuclear deal, throwing into doubt a host of related commercial deals, including huge aircraft orders. Iran Air Airbus A330…. Read More

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

Subscription Required Part 1; Bombardier will appear next week. Introduction March 30, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Economics simply don’t support development of a new turboprop any time soon, an analysis shows. Low utilization by turboprop operators, the cost… Read More

The turbo-prop conundrum: small market, high costs

ATR Turbo-prop. Photo via Google images. Subscription Required Introduction ATR and Bombardier are incumbents. China has a home-market offering. Indonesia and India want to create a product. It’s the 60-seat and up turbo-prop market. It’s too many companies… Read More