Pontifications: End appears in sight for 16-year old US-EU trade dispute

April 19, 2021, © Leeham News: There appears to be progress in resolving the 16 year long trade dispute between Airbus and Boeing. Finally. The dispute officially is between the European Union and the United States. But neither… Read More

Podcast: 10 Minutes About China’s Commercial Aviation Industry

Jan. 19, 2021, © Leeham News: Today’s edition is 10 Minutes About China’s commercial aviation industry. China has one airliner in service, a second in flight testing and a third on the drawing board. Production is still a… Read More

Outlook 2021: Russia and China

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction Jan. 14, 2021, © Leeham News: China and Russia are both developing a single-aisle domestic airliner in the A320/737 MAX class, a regional turboprop in the ATR 72 class, and is jointly… Read More

Pontifications: Outlook 2021 Series begins today

Jan. 4, 2021, © Leeham News: Beginning today through next week, Leeham News presents its annual Outlook series for the coming year. We’ve been doing this for years. In recent years, the Outlook reflected continued growth in commercial… Read More

Pontifications: The risk of closing China to aerospace suppliers

Nov. 30, 2020, © Leeham News: The Trump Administration this month indicated it might expand its ban on doing business with certain Chinese companies. The Administration says the additional companies have ties to the military. Included in the… Read More

Pontifications: Boeing’s latest forecast raises more doubt than hope

Oct. 12, 2020, © Leeham News: Every year, like clockwork, when Boeing publishes its 20-year Current Market Outlook, there is always another upward revision in forecast demand for new aircraft. So, when the Chicago-based OEM admits that demand… Read More

A lost decade for aircraft manufacturers, suppliers

Subscription Required By Judson Rollins, Bjorn Fehrm & Scott Hamilton Sept. 21, 2020, © Leeham News: Commercial aviation is facing a lost decade due to COVID. Yes, most forecasts target 2024-2025 as returning to 2019 passenger traffic and… Read More

Looking ahead for 2020 and 2030 decades: COMAC

Subscription Required Third in a series. By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction July 1, 2020, © Leeham News: COMAC stands for Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. It was spun off from the equally state-owned military and civil aeronautical giant… Read More

2020 Outlook for Airbus, Boeing, et al

Subscription required Introduction By the  Leeham News team. Jan. 2, 2020, © Leeham News: This will be a pivotal year for Boeing. It will be a year of challenges for Airbus. Embraer Commercial Aviation should disappear. Mitsubishi Heavy… Read More

2019 Outlook: COMAC’s slow but steady progress

Subscription Required Introduction Jan. 4, 2019, © Leeham News: This is not the year where China’s COMAC will have break-out progress for the C919, its challenge to the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737. Flight testing is slow and… Read More