Bombardier squeezed by ATR, Embraer, Mitsubishi

Subscription Required Now open to all Readers. Introduction Oct. 22, 2018, © Leeham News: Bombardier has a firm backlog of 67 Q400 turboprops. ATR has a backlog of 256 through Oct. 20, according to the Airfinance Journal Fleet… Read More

Farnborough Air Show: No NMA, unlikely A321 Plus, no Boeing-EMB tie up

Subscription Required Introduction June 25, 2018, © Leeham News: Little in the way of excitement is expected at the Farnborough Air Show next month. There won’t be any launch of the oft-talked about Boeing New Midmarket Aircraft (NMA,… Read More

Embraer ponders new, smaller jet

Subscription Required Introduction March 5, 2018, © Leeham Co.: News emerged last week that Embraer is considering a new jet family smaller than its current E2 line. This would replace the E170, which Embraer decided not to upgrade… Read More

Bombardier Belfast operations are about more than C Series wings

Subscription Required Introduction  By Scott Hamilton  Jan. 29, 2018, © Leeham Co.: Belfast, Northern Ireland: These days, when mention of Bombardier’s production facility in Northern Ireland is mentioned, only one thought comes to mind: wings for the C… Read More

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