Assessing the future of COMAC programs

Subscription Required Introduction Feb. 6, 2017, © Leeham Co.: China’s effort to become a viable commercial aerospace alternative was filled with rocky fits and starts for its two signature airliner programs, the AVIC ARJ-21 and the COMAC C919…. Read More

US, EU ignore Chinese, Russian subsidies

Nov. 15, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Government subsidies to commercial aircraft companies appear to be increasing despite the 12-year disputes before the World Trade Organization between Europe and the US over Airbus and Boeing aid. Yet the US… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: The Engine challenge

  October 21, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: In our Corners on East bloc aeronautical industries, we could see that the hardest part to master in a new civilian airliner is the engine. Both new airliners from Russia and… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: The Chinese aircraft engine industry

October 07, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: In our Corners on East bloc aeronautical industries, we will now look at the Chinese civil aircraft engine industry. The Chinese engine industry is closely modeled after the Chinese aircraft industry that… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner; The Chinese civil aircraft industry

September 30, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: In our Corners on East bloc aeronautical industries, we will now look at the Chinese civil aircraft industry. The Chinese aero industry has similarities with the Russian industry in its overall structure. From the… Read More

Russian-Chinese wide-body: Program responsibilities

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required. Introduction September 29, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: We will now finish our series about the Russian-Chinese wide-body with looking at who will have what role in the program. Figure 1. Concept for new wide-body… Read More

Russian-Chinese wide-body: background and outlook

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required. Introduction August 21, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: The discussions around a joint Russian and Chinese development of a 250-300 seat wide-body has been going on for years. The project got a more concrete form… Read More

Pontifications: Twelve new designs in 10 years spurred orders

Aug. 8, 2016, © Leeham Co.: The book:bill for Airbus and Boeing this year will be hard-pressed to reach one. Airbus has a better shot, given lower production rates. But the recent years of record-setting orders are over… Read More

UTC media day 1: UTAS, twice the size of any other aerospace systems company

Note: United Technologies Corp (UTC) is holding its annual Media Days today and tomorrow. We’re providing reporting from the event. This is the first time in our long participation that UTC Aerospace Systems is presenting. UTAS is a… Read More

Can Bombardier extend CS300 to a CS500?

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required Introduction April 14, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: Bombardier is working hard to get additional mainline airline customers for its C Series project. The latest discussion is whether Delta Air Lines would replace its… Read More