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

Pontifications: Emirates profits drop 83%, MC-21 and more news last week

May 15, 2017, © Leeham Co.: It was a busy news week last week. Emirates Airline headlined its 29th consecutive year of profits, but downplayed an 83% decline. The Irkut MC-21 moved to the tarmac, an indication first… Read More

C919, the Chinese challenger

Subscription Required. By Scott Hamilton and Bjorn Fehrm May 01, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: The COMAC (Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China) C919 is expected to have its first flight this month, perhaps as early as this week. We review… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Aircraft engines, sum up

April 14, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: We’ve been talking engines on Fridays since October 2016. The Corners covered several areas, from technologies to operations. And we could go on and dig deeper. But we will move on. Before we go,… Read More

CDB Leasing aims for 500-600 aircraft portfolio

Subscription Required Introduction March 16, 2017, © Leeham Co.: China’s evolving commercial aerospace and aviation industry has high-profile companies such as AVIC and COMAC, and its expanding supplier based, combined with joint ventures with Western companies is well… Read More

Analyst puts Sell on Boeing stock in unusally bearish report

Feb. 13, 2017, © Leeham Co.: In an extraordinarily bearish research note, boutique Buckingham Research Group (BRG) downgraded Boeing stock to Underperform (Sell) from Neutral (Hold) today. BRG, which agrees with other aerospace analysts that Boeing stock is… Read More

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

Bjorn’s Corner: Turbofan developments in 2017

January 06, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: Before we finish of our series on airliner turbofan technology, let’s spend this Corner on what will happen on the airliner engine front during 2017. While there is no totally new engine that… Read More