HOTR: Dropping Embraer comes back to bite Boeing

By the Leeham News Staff Updated with details of Air France – KLM order Dec. 16, 2021, © Leeham News: When Boeing decided to drop its joint venture plan with Embraer, there were good business reasons to do… Read More

Air Lease Corp.’s A220 order may be followed soon by others

By Scott Hamilton Nov. 16, 2021, © Leeham News: Air Lease Corp. added another 25 Airbus A220s to its backlog with Airbus. The letter of intent, announced at the Dubai Air Show, brings ALC’s A220 backlog to 75,… Read More

Pontifications: IAI moves to cement lead in 777 P2F conversions

IAI, Etihad ink Boeing 777-300ER P2F deal. De Havilland union sniffs kerosene. Aug. 30, 2021, ©Leeham News: The agreement last week between IAI and Etihad Airways to open a Boeing 777-300ER P2F conversion line in Abu Dhabi gives… Read More

Pontifications: The Wing of Tomorrow and Airbus’ future

May 31, 2021, © Leeham News: It’s not as if Boeing doesn’t have enough challenges right now. Airbus seems ready to up the ante by re-winging the A320 series, according to an article last week by Bloomberg News…. Read More

HOTR: Porter confirmed as customer in E195-E2 deal

By the Leeham News Team May 19, 2021, © Leeham News: Embraer got a big boost for its E-Jet E2 order book in April when it announced a firm deal for 30 E195 E2s. “On April 23, the… Read More

The SpaceJet impact on MHI’s finances

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   May 17, 2021, © Leeham News: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) officially launched the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) program on March 28, 2008, at the end of its 2007 fiscal year. The Japanese… Read More

Pontifications: Embraer’s China ambitions

March 22, 2021, © Leeham News: Embraer wants to become a big player in China. “We see a huge market potential there,” said Arjan Meijer, CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation, in an interview with Nikkei Asia. The news… 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

de Havilland Canada vows to revitalize Q400

Sept. 6, 2019, © Leeham News: Nashville—The new de Havilland Canada (DHC) vowed yesterday to revitalize the former Bombardier Dash 8-400 (Q400), the program DHC acquired effective June 1. Bombardier is selling off and exiting the commercial aviation… Read More

Pontifications: Good A220 endorsement, but Airbus still has cleaning up to do

Aug. 5, 2019, © Leeham News: Airbus last week won a big, validating commitment from Air France-KLM Group for 60 orders and more options for the A220-300. The contract won’t be firm until later this year, but the… Read More