Bjorn’s Corner; The Engine Research Institutes

  October 14, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: In our Corners on East bloc aeronautical industries, we will now look at the role of the Research Institutes in Russian and Chinese civil aircraft engine development. The Russian engine industry… 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

Russian-Chinese wide-body: The market

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required. Introduction August 25, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: Having dissected the players behind the Russian-Chinese wide-body, it’s time to look at what market such an aircraft aims to capture. Figure 1. Concept for new wide-body… Read More

Boeing announces big China order–but how big is it, really?

Sept. 24, 2015, (c) Leeham Co. Boeing yesterday announced a deal pegged at $38bn for 300 jets for China, timing the announcement with the State visit to Seattle of Chinese President Xi Jinping. Orders and Commitments for Boeing… Read More

Muilenburg’s opportunity with Boeing unions

Sept. 23, 2015, © Leeham Co. The plan to open a 737 Completion Center in China is an opportunity for Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA). It’s also an opportunity for Dennis Muilenburg, who was named chief executive officer of… Read More

Chinese 737 Completion Center makes tactical, strategic sense

Sept. 22, 2015, © Leeham Co. The expected announcement by Boeing and Chinese President Xi during his state visit to Seattle this week that Boeing will develop a Completion Center for the 737 in China is a significant… Read More

Mid-Year pause: warning signs for Airbus and Boeing?

Subscription required. Introduction July 9, 2015, © Leeham Co. At the half way point of 2015, there are a number of signs emerging that require some interpretation. Some are signs of caution. Others are Go Slow. Summary China’s… Read More

Asian airline market: overheated, balanced or just some spot troubles?

The Zhuhai Air Show, underway this week, comes against the backdrop of rising concerns–and large orders announced in recent weeks–of an over-ordered Asian market. We’ve expressed concern about the large number of orders at Lion Air and AirAsia… Read More

Odds and Ends: CSeries timeline; KC-46A roll-out; China’s new airplane

CSeries timeline: Bombardier last week announced a third delay in the CSeries program, this time for as much as a year. This probably should have been expected. BBD originally planned a five year period between program launch and… Read More

China’s closed airspace hasn’t changed much in 20 years

China’s military continues to so control–and close airspace–in China that delays are rampant, this AP story reports. We’re reminded on the era when we were doing business in China, going there nine times in a 4 1/2 year… Read More