C919 gains but loses advantages

Here is an article we did for FlightGlobal Pro. After a slow and disappointing start compared with expectations that had been set in advance of the Zhuhai Air Show in November 2010, Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China’s (Comac)… Read More

China won’t be competitor for 20 years: Leahy

China’s emerging commercial aerospace industry won’t be a viable competitor to Airbus and Boeing for 20 years, predicts John Leahy, COO Customers of Airbus. Speaking at the Credit Suisse Aerospace conference in New York, Leahy noted the challenges… Read More

Odds and Ends: ARJ-21, C919, MAX, 777X

There are several stories of note today: Aviation Week: China’s turboprops exports lead the way. Aviation Week: Plan for C919 hits snags. FlightGlobal: Caution welcomed on Boeing’s 737 MAX. FlightGlobal: Emirates presses Boeing for better 777. Seattle Times:… Read More

Expectations for the Zhuhai Air Show: C919 yes, CSeries No

The Zhuhai Air Show in China is Nov. 16-21 and there are a number of expectations for it. First is the expectation in the West that Bombardier will announce the long-awaited Chinese order for the CSeries from China… Read More

Boeing skeptical of CSeries, C919, MS-21 EIS

We wrote the following article for Commercial Aviation Online, which appeared yesterday. In case anyone wonders, there is no relation between John Hamilton and us. ********* The chief engineer of the 737 program is skeptical of the emerging… Read More

CSeries unites Airbus, Boeing

Airbus and Boeing are bitter rivals when it comes to government support for their respective airplane programs but they are united when it comes to the proposed funding for Bombardier’s CSeries, according to this article in The Wall… Read More

COMAC chooses LEAP-X, Russians pick GTF

China’s COMAC selected the CFM International LEAP-X engine to power its new challenge to Airbus and Boeing, the C919 150-200 seat jet, two sources tell us. Now comes news that Russia’s Irkut selected the Pratt & Whitney P1000G… Read More

US questions China aviation subsidies

Here is a story we wrote for Commercial Aviation Online October 26: The US Trade Representative (USTR) has filed a series of questions with the World Trade Organization (WTO) over national, multi-industry state subsidies in China, including the development… Read More

The Coming Aerospace Squeeze: Emerging Competitors

AirInsight has released a report entitled “The Coming Aerospace Squeeze – a review of commercial aircraft programs in Brazil, Canada, China, Japan and Russia.”  This report summarizes current and planned aircraft programs in each of these countries and… Read More

A320 upgrades on the way

Airbus has decided to proceed with a winglet program for the A320 family and will decide by the end of 2010 whether to re-engine the family. Also: CFM International is ready to advance its schedule for the LEAP-X… Read More