Pontifications: Transformation is key to increasing production rates

Feb. 19, 2018, © Leeham Co.: The likely prospect that Airbus and Boeing will increase single-aisle production rates next decade is outlined in our paywall article today. The whys and capabilities to do so are outlined in the… Read More

Airbus group 2017: The A320 is the group moneymaker despite problems

By Bjorn Fehrm February 15, 2018, ©. Leeham Co in Toulouse: Airbus Group presents better results for 2017 than predicted, despite challenges in several programs. Profit was up 34% on flat revenues. The underlying driver for the strong performance… Read More

No harm to Boeing, no threat to US aerospace, ITC finds

Feb,. 14, 2018: The US International Trade Commission’s 4-0 vote against Boeing in the Bombardier trade complaint last month found no harm was suffered by Boeing and no threat to the US aerospace industry occurred with the sale… Read More

Next round in Airbus-Boeing WTO battle nears

Feb. 14, 2018, © Leeham Co.: The Boeing-Bombardier trade fight isn’t over, yet. The parties received on Feb. 9 the written decision by the US International Trade Commission and the public version, redacted of confidential and proprietary information,… Read More

Boeing risks losing orders in aftermarket business push, says consultant

Feb. 13, 2018, © Leeham Co.: Boeing’s drive to dramatically increase its aftermarket business, competing with suppliers or even controlling the parts needed by airlines for maintenance, repair and overhaul operations have a risk, says an industry consultant…. Read More

Next Sukhoi Superjet is a 75 seater

By Bjorn Fehrm February 7, 2018, ©. Leeham Co: The President of Sukhoi Civil AirCraft (SCAC), Alexander Rubtsov (who is also the Sales and Marketing Manager of the civil aircraft division of Russia’s United Aircraft, UAC), told Flight Global at… Read More

Pontifications: Airbus easily leads narrow-body backlog, Boeing ahead in wide-bodies

Feb. 5, 2018, © Leeham Co.: Two thousand seventeen is over and the numbers are in. Airbus continues to have a commanding lead over Boeing for single-aisle, neo v MAX backlog. Although Airbus got pounded by Boeing in… Read More

Bombardier Belfast operations are about more than C Series wings

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Pontifications: 2018 starts off with a bang

Jan. 29, 2018, © Leeham Co.: This year isn’t even a month old. If the rest of the year continues like January, commercial aviation is in for an exciting year. The stunning news, of course, was last week’s… Read More

What happened and what’s next in Boeing-Bombardier trade case?

Jan. 26, 2018, © Leeham Co.: The decision by the US International Trade Commission that Bombardier did no harm to Boeing with its sale of 75+50 CS100s to Delta Air Lines is a shocker. The UK and Canadian… Read More