Tariff threats, China certification issues slow A220 sales

Subscription Required May 23, 2019, © Leeham News, Toulouse: Airbus took over majority interest the Bombardier C Series July 1 last year. The company immediately announced 120 orders for the CS300, renamed the A220-300, at the Farnborough Air… Read More

Mitsubishi sets stage for announcement at Paris

Subscription Required Introduction By Bryan Corliss May 10, 2019, © Leeham News: Senior officials of Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. said they’ll announce a new concept to replace their proposed MRJ70 at next month’s Paris Air Show. But they’re keeping… Read More

Pontifications: By accident of timing, convergence of events, Mitsubishi is now well positioned to become major RJ player

May 13, 2019, © Leeham News: The regional jetliner industry is on the cusp of a major shift. Bombardier is exiting commercial aviation. The company already is under contract to sell the Q400. It’s CRJ program is for… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Bombardier selling off unique CSeries technology

May 06, 2019, ©. Leeham News: Bombardier’s CEO, Alain Bellemare announced yesterday the company will streamline to a Train and Business jet company. This means there is no longer place for a Commercial aircraft division nor its Aerostructures… Read More

Bombardier to sell Belfast wing factory, dumping key parts of profitable Aerostructures unit

May 2, 2019, © Leeham News: Bombardier today reported its first quarter earnings, which were lower than originally expected by analysts and previewed last week. But the big news are plans to sell its Belfast, Northern Ireland, wing… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Time to reassess the safety standards for our airliners

April 26, 2019, ©. Leeham News: In the wake of the 737 MAX crashes the standards to which Boeing and the FAA qualified and approved the 737 MAX MCAS function is questioned. FAA has called the world’s aviation… Read More

Pontifications: Collins Aerospace resolved to compete for aftermarket services

April 22, 2019, © Leeham News: Moves by Airbus, Boeing and Embraer to increase their shares of aftermarket services are viewed by their own suppliers with a mix of trepidation or resolve, depending on who they are. For… Read More

Delta Tech Ops 5-year goal to double revenues

#MROAM April 9, 2019, © Leeham News: Delta Air Lines has the third largest third-party MRO company in North America and aggressively seeks to grow, in sharp contrast to its competitors. While American and United airlines have limited… Read More

Pontifications: Boeing NewCo exec, Slattery, faces challenges

Our Monday paywall will appear at 6am Tuesday, PDT. March 25, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing last week announced the executive leadership for the joint venture with Embraer, the as-yet unnamed company that is generically called NewCo. Separately,… Read More

Cutting A220 costs is an ‘ongoing exercise’ for Airbus

Subscription required Introduction March 14, 2019, © Leeham News: Airbus’ effort to slash supply costs for A220 production is “an ongoing exercise at this point,” Joe Marcheschi, Airbus’ head of procurement in North America, told LNA in an… Read More