de Havilland Canada vows to revitalize Q400

Sept. 6, 2019, © Leeham News: Nashville—The new de Havilland Canada (DHC) vowed yesterday to revitalize the former Bombardier Dash 8-400 (Q400), the program DHC acquired effective June 1. Bombardier is selling off and exiting the commercial aviation… Read More

E195-E2 will lead E-Jet sales, predicts N. American sales exec

Sept. 6, 2019, © Leeham Co., Nashville– Embraer is seeing interest from North American airlines in the E195-E2 despite a requirement that this would have to be operated by US mainline pilots or carriers without restrictions under some… Read More

Mitsubishi, Bombardier reach agreement to acquire CRJ program

MHI to acquire CRJ program. MHI will acquire the maintenance, support, refurbishment, marketing, and sales activities. Deal worth $550m in cash, $200m in assumed liabilities, $180m in a securitization program. Transaction to close first half 2020 subject to… Read More

Paris Air Show, Day One: Mitsubishi makes case for “SpaceJet” market opportunity

By Judson Rollins June 17, 2019, © Leeham News, Paris: Senior executives from Mitsubishi Aircraft Company (MITAC) and parent Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) described the long journey to the revamped “SpaceJet” M90 and M100 aircraft. They also commented… Read More

Evolving the MRJ into the SpaceJet

June 13, 2019, © Leeham News: Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. (MITAC)’s redesign of the MRJ70 and launch of the M100 SpaceJet in its place reflects a changing market environment when the MRJ program was launched more than a decade… Read More

Mitsubishi moves would make a lot of sense

By Bryan Corliss Analysis June 11, 2019, © Leeham News: © — A deal by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to acquire the CRJ program from Bombardier would make abundant sense for Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp –  taking a struggling competitor… Read More

Pontifications: Melancholy about Embraer’s 50th year

June 10, 2019, © Leeham News: Embraer is 50 years old Aug. 19. This must be the classic case of mixed feelings. By the end of the year, if regulators approve, the marquis business unit, Commercial Aviation, will… Read More

Mitsubish renaming, revamping MRJ, considers US production line: Nikkei Asia news

Updated, 3pm Brazil time, with Bombardier statement and additional response from Embraer. May 29, 2019, © Leeham News, Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil: Mitsubishi is changing the name of its MRJ jet, revamping the smallest version and considering… Read More

Pontifications: By accident of timing, convergence of events, Mitsubishi is now well positioned to become major RJ player

May 13, 2019, © Leeham News: The regional jetliner industry is on the cusp of a major shift. Bombardier is exiting commercial aviation. The company already is under contract to sell the Q400. It’s CRJ program is for… Read More

The decline and fall of Bombardier

Subscription Required Introduction May 6, 2019, © Leeham News: Bombardier was once the leader in providing regional airliners to the industry. Today, it’s all but exited the industry. With the announcement that its Belfast manufacturing facility and a… Read More