Chinese and Russian Widebody takes shape. Part 5.

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction February 12, 2018, © Leeham Co.: In the fourth article about the Chinese/Russian wide-body, CR929, we analyzed the engine selection for the aircraft. Now we continue with a first performance analysis of… Read More

Pontifications: Airbus easily leads narrow-body backlog, Boeing ahead in wide-bodies

Feb. 5, 2018, © Leeham Co.: Two thousand seventeen is over and the numbers are in. Airbus continues to have a commanding lead over Boeing for single-aisle, neo v MAX backlog. Although Airbus got pounded by Boeing in… Read More

Chinese and Russian Widebody takes shape: Part 2.

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction January 18, 2018, © Leeham Co.: In the first article about the Chinese/Russian widebody, the CR929, we described the route to a joint program company and the launch of the project. We… Read More

Chinese and Russian Widebody Project takes shape

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction January 15, 2018, © Leeham Co.: The Chinese and Russian Widebody program started in earnest over the last year. After signing a joint venture agreement in 2016, the project now has a… Read More

Pontifications: 2018 is a year of Transformations

Jan. 8, 2018, © Leeham Co.: This is going to be a year of transformations. This might be viewed with puzzlement by some. After all, only minor-modification models will be entering service this year: the Airbus A350-1000, the… Read More

LNC is off to the Paris Air Show

June 15, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Leeham News and Comment is off to the Paris Air Show. Coverage will begin Sunday, with several events in advance of the show’s official opening Monday. We’ll be there through Thursday, with… Read More

MC-21 and C919 compared. Part 3.

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required. Introduction June 15, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: We continued the comparison of Irkut’s MC-21 and COMAC’s C919 last week with an analysis of the cabins and systems. The week before, we compared project time… Read More

MC-21 and C919 compared. Part 2.

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required. Introduction  June 08, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: We started the comparison of Irkut’s MC-21 and COMAC’s C919 last week. We compared project time plans, structures and aerodynamics. Now we continue with the comparison of… 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

Paris Air Show Preview

Subscription Required Introduction May 22, 2017, © Leeham Co. The Paris Air Show begins June 17, and few in the industry expect much in the way of orders this year. The order cycle is on the downward side of… Read More