Tariff threats, China certification issues slow A220 sales

Subscription Required May 23, 2019, © Leeham News, Toulouse: Airbus took over majority interest the Bombardier C Series July 1 last year. The company immediately announced 120 orders for the CS300, renamed the A220-300, at the Farnborough Air… Read More

From the sidelines at the MRO Americas conference

April 10, 2019, © Leeham News: China will be the last country to review and approve fixes to the Boeing 737 MAX, according to the talk here on the sidelines of the Aviation Week MRO Americas conference in… Read More

Returning the MAX to service

Subscription Required Introduction April 1, 2019, © Leeham News: Returning the Boeing 737 MAX to services following its grounding should reasonably be a straight-forward affair, if past groundings were examples. But, to mix a metaphor, there are plenty… Read More

Boeing postpones public events for 777X roll-out

March 10, 2018, (c) Leeham News: Boeing today postponed the public ceremonies planned for Wednesday for the roll-out of the 777X, following the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, a Boeing 737-8. No date has been rescheduled.

China proposes tariffs on Boeing planes, but it’s less than meets the eye

April 4, 2018, © Leeham News: The Trump Administration’s ill-conceived proposed tariffs on aircraft parts made and imported from China prompted what on the surface appears to be a hit back at Boeing,  but which in reality seems… Read More

China tariffs on Boeing unlikely

Analysis March 14, 2018 © Leeham News: Boeing is unlikely to face retaliatory tariffs from China following President Trump’s imposition of tariffs on China’s steel industry. LNC believes China’s own self-interest for its airline, leasing and aerospace industry… Read More

Potential credit crisis in China would hurt aviation industry

Subscription Required Now open to all readers (11/27/17). Introduction Sept. 4, 2017, © Leeham Co.: China, now the world’s second largest economy, appears to be feeling the strains of its long, explosive growth. The economy is slowing, there… Read More

Bombardier optimistic about China

Subscription Required Introduction June 5, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Bombardier’s activities in China, where the fuselage for the CSeries is co-produced, have been at a standstill. None of the Memorandums of Understand or Letters of Intent have been… Read More

No new design needed for turboprops, says Bombardier

Part 1, ATR, appeared last week. Today’s interview with Bombardier completes the two-part series. Subscription Required Introduction April 4, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Bombardier doesn’t think a new, clean-sheet turboprop aircraft is needed any time soon, a position… Read More

Assessing the SSJ100 future

Subscription Required Introduction Feb. 20, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Sukhoi is Russia’s attempt at reentering the commercial airliner business. The SSJ100 regional jet is, by most accounts, an attractive SSJ100 in CityJet colors. CityJet is one of two… Read More