Farnborough: E190-E2 “quietest single aisle airplane in production,” boasts CEO

July 15, 2018, © Leeham News, Farnborough: Embraer today revealed that the E190-E2 achieved better fuel burn than its target of 16%. Flight tests showed fuel burn was 17.3% better than the E1, said Rodrigo de Souza, VP… Read More

Pontifications: Final Farnborough forecast

Special Sunday edition of Pontifications. July 15, 2018, © Leeham News: The Farnborough Air Show officially starts tomorrow, when airframers begin their public relations presentations and orders are announced. As this is written on July 13, I’m doing… Read More

CSeries becomes Airbus A220-100 and A220-300

By Bjorn Fehrm July 10, 2018, © Leeham News.: Airbus launched its new A220 aircraft family today in Toulouse. The event took place at the Airbus Delivery Center at Blagnac airport with the World’s Media invited. The Bombardier… Read More

MRJ’s GTF flameout traced to manufacturing issue

Editor’s note: The Farnborough Air Show begins next week. Mitsubishi is expected to have a flying display of the MRJ90 at an international air show for the first time. This is the last of three stories from Mitsubishi’s… Read More

Boeing, Embraer tie-up key to NMA development

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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

Pontifications: Why Embraer downplayed range of EJet

June 18, 2018, © Leeham News: Bjorn Fehrm on Thursday wrote (behind the paywall) that Embraer seems to be selling the E190-E2 short when it comes to range. Embraer’s published range is 2,850nm. But Bjorn discovered that the… Read More

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