Analysis: Mitsubishi suspends development of M100, continues M90 due to COVID

By Scott Hamilton Analysis May 12, 2020, © Leeham News: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) yesterday said it cut development money for the M100 SpaceJet. M100 R&D is suspended indefinitely while it continues for the M90 on half rations…. Read More

HOTR: Mitsubishi, Bombardier set June 1 to close CRJ deal

By the Leeham News staff May 6, 2020, © Leeham News: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries announced May 7 (Tokyo time) that it will close the acquisition of the Bombardier CRJ program June 1. Production of the CRJ was to… Read More

Pontifications: Ugly, fundamental changes coming for airline industry

May 4, 2020, © Leeham News: The global airline industry is on the cusp of a fundamental restructuring that will be painful, and painfully long. A few airlines already ceased operations. Several others are on the brink of… Read More

The Squeeze on Embraer

Subscription Required Now open to all readers. By Scott Hamilton Introduction April 27, 2020, © Leeham News: The collapse of the Boeing-Embraer joint venture Saturday resurfaces the squeeze Embraer was under when the deal was announced in 2018…. Read More

Pontifications: Taking a knife to a gunfight

April 27, 2020, © Leeham News: There is a great line in the movie, The Untouchables. Sean Connery’s character tells an assassin that he’s bringing a knife to a gunfight. That’s what came to mind when Embraer says… Read More

Coronavirus upends Airbus, Embraer in addition to Boeing woes

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Introduction March 23, 2020, © Leeham News: The dramatically and continuously worsening impact of coronavirus worldwide is upending Boeing—more than it has been—and Airbus. Boeing is considering shutting the wide-body production lines, The… Read More

How much did the CSeries cost Bombardier?

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction February 20, 2020, © Leeham News: As we wrote in last week’s article about the A220 flying the Montreal to Toulouse route, the stakes are high in the civil airliner business. If… Read More

Airbus buys Bombardier’s share in A220,  now sole owner together with the Government of Quebec

By Bjorn Fehrm February 13, 2020, © Leeham News in Toulouse: The news this morning that Airbus is now the sole owner of the A220 (75%) together with the Government of Quebec (25%) is good news for the… Read More

Airbus’ profitability challenges

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Feb. 10, 2020, © Leeham News: Airbus Commercial Aircraft ended 2019 with a surprisingly strong 1,131 new aircraft orders (768 net orders) and a backlog of 7,482 aircraft. There were 863 aircraft… Read More

Air Canada inaugurates A220-300 service today

Jan. 16, 2020, © Leeham News: Air Canada inaugurates Airbus A220-300 service today, becoming the second North American carrier to operate the A220. Delta Air Lines was the first, with the A220-100 last year. It is the first… Read More