Pontifications: MHIRJ prepares for narrowbody aftermarket business

June 21, 2021, © Leeham News: MHIRJ Aviation Group said last week its 100,000 sf expansion of MRO facilities is sized to accommodate narrowbody aircraft. MHIRJ is the former Bombardier CRJ global product support system purchased last year… Read More

Pontifications: The Wing of Tomorrow and Airbus’ future

May 31, 2021, © Leeham News: It’s not as if Boeing doesn’t have enough challenges right now. Airbus seems ready to up the ante by re-winging the A320 series, according to an article last week by Bloomberg News…. Read More

Boeing’s dilemma in the 125-170 seat sector

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Introduction May 24, 2021, © Leeham News: NMA. 777X. The 200-270 seat sector. While Boeing grapples about what to do in the 200-270 seat sector, the heart of the single-aisle market represented by… Read More

HOTR: Porter confirmed as customer in E195-E2 deal

By the Leeham News Team May 19, 2021, © Leeham News: Embraer got a big boost for its E-Jet E2 order book in April when it announced a firm deal for 30 E195 E2s. “On April 23, the… Read More

The 717 and A220, Part 2: Operational economics comparison

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   December 10, 2020, © Leeham News: Last week, we introduced the Boeing 717 and its closest replacement size-wise, the Airbus A220-100. Delta, a major 717 customer, is accelerating the replacement of the… Read More

The 717 and A220, Part 1: Introduction

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Dec. 3, 2020, © Leeham News: Delta Air Lines, the largest Boeing 717 operator, announced it would retire the type by the end of 2025. Airbus A220s will mostly replace the aging… Read More

Airbus integrates the last pieces of the CSeries from Bombardier

September 3, 2020, © Leeham News: Airbus and its subsidiary Satair announced today it has integrated one of the last pieces of Bombardier’s engagement with the A220, the spare parts distribution. Airbus acquired Bombardier’s part of the A220… Read More

The future of regional jets is limited by choices, Scope Clause

By Judson Rollins Introduction  July 6, 2020, © Leeham News: The fallout from COVID-19 is beginning to intersect with the beginning of a wave of regional jet retirements globally. However, the market for smaller commercial jets today stretches… Read More

Regional Jet Retirements

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   June 22, 2020, © Leeham News: Last week, LNA analyzed the narrowbody aircraft retirements. We now turn our attention to the regional jet market. LNA analyzes retirement prospects for Embraer’s E-Jet and… Read More

Mitsubishi’s options for the SpaceJet

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Introduction June 2, 2020, © Leeham News: Mitsubishi Heavy Industry (MHI) yesterday closed the acquisition of the Bombardier CRJ program. There are 15 CRJs in backlog to complete. But the purpose of the… Read More