Bombardier’s bittersweet year

Dec. 28, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Two thousand seventeen had to be a bittersweet year for Bombardier. Despite landing two good, blue-chip orders in 2016—Air Canada and Delta Air Lines—it hadn’t achieved the “commercial momentum” hoped for. At… Read More

Boeing’s outstanding year

Dec. 27, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Boeing had an outstanding year. For the first time since 2013, it booked more sales of the 787 than it produced, the so-called book:bill ratio. The bridge for the 777 Classic to… Read More

How Boeing, Embraer benefit from a combination

Analysis Dec. 26, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Potential synergies exist between Boeing and Embraer which may be important to development of the next new, clean-sheet airplane for both companies. Last week, both firms acknowledged a Wall Street Journal… Read More

History undermines Boeing claim of C Series impact: analysis

Analysis Dec. 22, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Boeing blames a subsidized, price-dumped Bombardier C Series for the poor sales of the smallest member of the 737 family, the -700 and the 7 MAX, but history doesn’t support the… Read More

Holiday schedule

Dec. 22, 2017: By and large, LNC will be taking the period between today through Jan. 2 off for paywall and news reporting. We will publish year-in-review and 2018 outlook articles throughout this period, which were prepared in… Read More

US Commerce confirms tariff on C Series; parties await ‘harm’ determination

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Alabama plant goes ahead regardless of outcome in trade case, says Bombardier

Dec. 19, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Bombardier will build a C Series final assembly line (FAL) regardless of the ruling from the US International Trade Commission on whether Boeing was harmed by the order from Delta Air Lines… Read More

Boeing, Bombardier, Delta square off in new round of C Series trade dispute

Dec. 18, 2017: Boeing, Bombardier and Delta Air Lines squared off today in the new round of the trade dispute over Boeing claims BBD “dumped” the CS100 in an order with Delta Air Lines in 2016 in violation… Read More

Embraer’s improved E190-E2, analysis. Part 2

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Assessing the Delta-Airbus order

By Scott Hamilton Analysis Dec. 15, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Was the choice by Delta Air Lines the big “blow” to Boeing many in the media are making it out to be? It was a PR blow, yes…. Read More