2019 Outlook: COMAC’s slow but steady progress

Subscription Required Introduction Jan. 4, 2019, © Leeham News: This is not the year where China’s COMAC will have break-out progress for the C919, its challenge to the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737. Flight testing is slow and… Read More

2019 Outlook: Irkut leads Russia’s airliner industry

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction January 3, 2019, © Leeham News.: The last year was a quiet year for the airliner side of Irkut Corporation (Irkut). It continued testing its two MC-21 single-aisle airliners and rolled out… Read More

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

Chinese and Russian Widebody takes shape. Part 4.

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction February 1, 2018, © Leeham Co.: In the third article about the Chinese/Russian widebody, CR929, we looked at the challenges the aircraft poses to the involved manufacturers. Now we continue with analyzing… 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

United Aircraft’s and COMAC’s eventful year

By Bjorn Fehrm January 03, 2018, ©. Leeham Co: Both United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) and COMAC got their single-aisle airliner projects into flight test during 2017. The MC-21 and C919 had their first flights within less than a month… Read More