COMAC C919, first analysis

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required. Introduction Nov. 04, 2015, ©. Leeham Co: COMAC rolled out China’s first modern airliner Monday. We have commented on its place in the market in a sister article. Here we will do a first… Read More

Assessing the China market

Subscription required. Introduction Sept. 30, 2015, (c) Leeham Co.: The Boeing deals announced last week with China put the country into the spotlight about its commercial aviation ambitions. For many, the various deals announced by Boeing raise alarm… 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

Boeing start applying “Standard Rules” to its and competitors’ aircraft.

By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction  04 Aug 2015, © Leeham Co.: Boeing has for the last 20 years used an internal set of rules called Integrated Airplane Configuration ruleset, or IAC for short, for how it describes its own… Read More

Mitsubishi opens Seattle Engineering Center ahead of MRJ90 first flight

August 3, 2015, © Leeham Co.: Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. today opened its Seattle Engineering Center jointly with local company AeroTEC in advance of the first flight of the MRJ90 in September or October. During the second quarter of next… Read More

LEAP, the best of 1,000 investigated alternatives.

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required. Introduction June 23, 2015, © Leeham Co. CFM International went through 1,000 iterations before settling on the final design for the LEAP engines that will power the Airbus A320neo, the Boeing 737 MAX… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: What Paris Air Show taught us about East and West.

  25 June 2015, © Leeham Co: With a few days in the office one can look back at Paris Air Show with a bit of perspective. So what are the impressions? It was surprising how many orders… Read More

Paris Air Show: Qatar and others

Subscription required. Introduction June 1, 2015, c. Leeham Co. It could be called the Qatar Airways Air Show. Qatar Airways plans to have five airliners on display at the Paris Air Show in two weeks: the Airbus A319,… Read More

ISTAT Asia: Asian airline market update

Introduction May 11, 2015, c. Leeham Co: We are participating this week in the ISTAT Asia conference in Singapore where IATA and different panels gave an interesting update on the Asian airline market. This is the fifth year that… Read More

Paris Air Show Preview: Airbus

Subscription Required. Introduction May 3, 2015, c. Leeham Co. The Paris Air Show is June 15-19 for the trade/industrial portion. Beginning this week, Leeham News and Comment will provide our Market Assessment and insight about what to expect…. Read More