Pontifications: C Series to Airbus, 10 years since program launch, lower fuel burn

July 2, 2018, © Leeham News: Airbus officially became the majority partner yesterday of the C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership, or CSALP. Airbus has a 50.01% stake in the LP, with Bombardier and the province of Quebec holding… Read More

Farnborough Air Show: No NMA, unlikely A321 Plus, no Boeing-EMB tie up

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Pontifications: Growing aerospace in the US Southeast

June 24, 2018, © Leeham News: We’re a week away from the partnership between Airbus and the Bombardier C Series program becoming effective. Beginning tomorrow, Leeham Co. and Airfinance Journal hold the Inaugural Southeast Aerospace & Defence Conference… Read More

US start-up has a lot of Moxy

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Airbus-C Series closing a “positive catalyst,” say analysts

June 13, 2018, © Leeham News: The news Friday that Airbus and Bombardier concluded the deal in which Airbus takes a 50.01% ownership in the C Series program was greeted favorably by two analyst reports LNC saw. Credit… Read More

Airbus-C Series deal to close July 1

Note: A press conference follows today. Here is the press release issued by Airbus and Bombardier. Airbus, Bombardier and Investissement Québec agree C Series Partnership closing effective July 1, 2018 Airbus to acquire majority stake in the C… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Aircraft stability, Part 8

June 1, 2018, ©. Leeham News: In the last Corner, we discussed the how the Flight Management System (FMS) is the part which calls the shots in a high-end autopilot (or Automatic Flight Control System, AFCS, as it’s called… Read More

Countdown to Airbus-CSeries deal: boost needed to backlog

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Bjorn’s Corner: Aircraft stability, Part 7

May 25, 2018, ©. Leeham News: In the last Corner we discussed the autopilots one finds in Airliners and high-end Business jets. We looked at how the autopilot was part of the larger Automatic Flight Control System (AFCS) in… Read More

Embraer skyline has serious challenges

Subscription Required Introduction May 21, 2018, © Leeham News: As Boeing and Embraer continue merger discussions for the latter’s commercial airplanes unit, the EJet skyline has some serious challenges. The only order for the E175-E2 is a conditional… Read More