Bjorn’s Corner: Fly by steel or electrical wire, Part 10

September 27, 2019, ©. Leeham News: In our series about classical flight controls (“fly by steel wire”) and Fly-By-Wire (FBW or “fly by electrical wire”) we started a discussion about the need for stability augmentation systems last week… Read More

de Havilland Canada vows to revitalize Q400

Sept. 6, 2019, © Leeham News: Nashville—The new de Havilland Canada (DHC) vowed yesterday to revitalize the former Bombardier Dash 8-400 (Q400), the program DHC acquired effective June 1. Bombardier is selling off and exiting the commercial aviation… Read More

E195-E2 will lead E-Jet sales, predicts N. American sales exec

Sept. 6, 2019, © Leeham Co., Nashville– Embraer is seeing interest from North American airlines in the E195-E2 despite a requirement that this would have to be operated by US mainline pilots or carriers without restrictions under some… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Fly by steel or electrical wire, Part 7.

September 6, 2019, ©. Leeham News: In our series about classical flight controls (“fly by steel wire”) and Fly-By-Wire (FBW or “fly by electrical wire”) we discussed the flight control laws which are implemented with classical flight controls… Read More

Mitsubishi lands MOU for up to 100 SpaceJets from USA’s Mesa Air

Sept. 5, 2019, © Leeham News: Nashville—Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp (MITAC) won a large commitment for up to 100 of its new M100 SpaceJet from US regional carrier Mesa Airlines. The Memorandum of Understanding was announced today at the… Read More

Pontifications: Good A220 endorsement, but Airbus still has cleaning up to do

Aug. 5, 2019, © Leeham News: Airbus last week won a big, validating commitment from Air France-KLM Group for 60 orders and more options for the A220-300. The contract won’t be firm until later this year, but the… Read More

Pontifications: Embraer counts on Boeing heft for E2 sales boost

July 22, 2019, © Leeham News: Embraer still appears to be in a bit of a holding pattern following the Paris Air Show in which it announced orders and commitments for only 76 EJets. Two additional orders announced… Read More

Mitsubishi, Bombardier reach agreement to acquire CRJ program

MHI to acquire CRJ program. MHI will acquire the maintenance, support, refurbishment, marketing, and sales activities. Deal worth $550m in cash, $200m in assumed liabilities, $180m in a securitization program. Transaction to close first half 2020 subject to… Read More

Pontifications: Heard around the Paris Air Show

June 24, 2019, © Leeham News: Heard around the Paris Air Show last week: Airbus Reporters long used to the entertaining and sometimes acerbic tongue former super-salesman John Leahy wondered how Christian Scherer would compare. Scherer’s own sharp… Read More

Paris Air Show, Day One: Mitsubishi makes case for “SpaceJet” market opportunity

By Judson Rollins June 17, 2019, © Leeham News, Paris: Senior executives from Mitsubishi Aircraft Company (MITAC) and parent Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) described the long journey to the revamped “SpaceJet” M90 and M100 aircraft. They also commented… Read More