Bombardier’s bittersweet year

Dec. 28, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Two thousand seventeen had to be a bittersweet year for Bombardier. Despite landing two good, blue-chip orders in 2016—Air Canada and Delta Air Lines—it hadn’t achieved the “commercial momentum” hoped for. At… Read More

Bombardier upbeat on CSeries deal, but Moody’s sees higher risk of debt default

Oct. 26, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Bombardier and Airbus put a positive face on the former’s acquisition of 50.01% of the CSeries program, but Moody’s credit rating service wasn’t impressed. The agency downgraded Bombardier’s already poor credit rating… Read More

Bombardier admits shortfall on Q400, CRJ, vows comeback

Sept. 13, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Bombardier wasn’t “fully at the top of its game for focus and messaging on the Q400 and CRJ,” a top official admitted Tuesday. But the company is “turning that around” and initial… Read More

Assessing ATR future

Subscription Required Introductions Feb. 27, 2017, © Leeham Co.: ATR today holds an almost monopolistic position in the large turbo-prop market with 87% of the backlog at YE2016. Bombardier, once the dominant turbo-prop manufacturer, has a mere 13%…. Read More

Bombardier YE2016 results better than expected

Feb. 16, 2017: Bombardier today posted better than expected results (even on lower revenue) for the fourth quarter and full year. Goldman Sachs was first out with reaction among the analyst reports LNC receives: Bombardier (Neutral) reported stronger-than-expected 4Q16… Read More

Assessing Bombardier commercial programs

Subscription Introduction Jan. 30, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Bombardier hopes to land a major, blue-chip order for its CSeries this year but otherwise isn’t counting on significant orders for its flagship airliner. Officials don’t have available delivery slots… Read More

Pontifications: A good week for Boeing wide-bodies

Oct. 17, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Boeing had a very good week for wide-body orders last week. It recorded 42 orders for the 787 and 10 for the 777-300ER. Thirty of the former and all of the latter… Read More

Airline assets and lessor assets: Bombardier and Embraer

Subscription Required Part 2. Part 1 may be found here. Introduction Bombardier invented the regional jet. Despite some sales these days, the CRJ was eclipsed by the Embraer J-Jet. Bombardier photo. Oct. 10, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Regional… Read More

Pontifications: Mitsubishi ramping up flight testing for MRJ

Aug. 15, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. (MAC) is about to dramatically ramp up its flight testing of the MRJ-90. Media has been alerted to an all-day event next month, complete with a tour of the… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Aircraft programs

30 October 2015, ©. Leeham Co: There has been dramatic news this week around Bombardier’s (BBD) CSeries program. I wrote a subscribers article about what to expect in terms of the cash flow problem that the BBD management… Read More