With a month to elections, Embraer bolsters backlog

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Pontifications: Supply chain melt down to get worse, says manufacturer

Sept. 3, 2018, © Leeham News: There is more evidence the aerospace supply chain is in meltdown—and it’s going to get worse, a manufacturer tells LNC. The OEM requested anonymity to speak frankly. As aerospace analysts gather this… Read More

Pontifications: Boeing aid to Jet Airways uncommon but not unusual

Aug. 27, 2018, © Leeham News: Boeing is giving financial help to India’s Jet Airways, according to a news report. This doesn’t come as a surprise. Jet Airways has 225 737 MAXes on order (50 direct, the rest… Read More

Analysis: Bombardier continues to improve Q400 model

By Olivier Bonnassies Aug. 21, 2018, © Airfinance Journal: Bombardier Commercial Aircraft is gradually introducing more features in its Q400 turboprop aircraft as the Canadian manufacturer continues to see appetite in the 70-90-seat market. Improvements under development include… Read More

Stopping airliner theft

By Bjorn Fehrm August 15, 2018, © Leeham News.: The theft of the Horizon Air Bombardier Q400 Friday brings the question how easy airliners are to steal and what can be made about it. Having never flown an… Read More

Pontifications: Horizon Q400 theft spurs thoughts about solo pilot idea

Aug. 13, 2018, © Leeham News: The bizarre theft of a Horizon Airlines Bombardier Q400 at Sea-Tac Airport Friday night by a 29-year old employee will take some time for investigators to unravel. The employee, a ramp agent,… Read More

Pontifications: Supply chain meltdown

Aug. 6, 2018 © Leeham News: It happened to Airbus. It sort of happened to Boeing. It was bound to happen in a much bigger way to Boeing, and it has. Some 40 737s are now sitting around… Read More

Rising fuel prices hit earnings, but there’s a silver lining for OEMs

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Pontifications: thyssenkrupp’s international expansion

July 30, 2018, © Leeham News: thyssenkrupp, the German supplier, is a mouthful to say. Even its name is different, using the small “t” rather than a capital “T”. Being from Chicago, I suitably butchered it when I… Read More

Airbus posts strong earnings; ‘hell of a ride’ ahead, says CEO

By Dan Catchpole July 26, 2018, © Leeham News: Airbus posted strong earnings for the year’s second quarter, thanks to better profitability on its A350 and A320 programs. Investors rewarded the news by pushing Airbus share prices to… Read More