Bombardier woes go beyond CSeries

The news last week that Bombardier reorganized its business units, laid off another 1,800 employees and saw the retirement of Guy Hachey, president and CEO of the aerospace division, was viewed by some media and observers as an… Read More

Bombardier and Embraer square off at ISTAT

Bombardier and Embraer squared off today at the ISTAT conference in San Diego. Rod Sheridan, VP sales and asset management, appeared for BBD and John Slattery, chiefr commercial officer, appeared for EMB. The following synopsizes and paraphrases their… Read More

Embraer continues and refines its strategy at the low-end of 100-149 seat sector

While Airbus and Boeing slug it out in the competition for the duopoly and Bombardier struggles to gain respect as an emerging mainline jetliner producer, Embraer continues and refines its strategy in the smaller-end of the jet market… Read More

Odds and End: COMAC’s C919; IAM-Boeing, continued; CRJ future (Update with Ray Conner letter)

Update: Ray Conner, CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, issued a letter to employees today. It is reprinted in full below the jump. Original Post: COMAC’s C919: This is China’s entry to compete with Airbus and Boeing in the… Read More

First production CSeries reveal March 7; BBD sees Russia as ripe market

Bombardier earnings call today: CSeries: Bombardier will reveal its first production aircraft March 7, the company said on its earnings call today. First year production will be 20-30 aircraft, and up to 120 a year by 3 1/2… Read More

Embraer facing slack years: JP Morgan

Update: Even as we posted this, Jon Ostrower Tweeted PW has been selected to re-engine the E-Jet. We’re trying to confirm. Embraer faces declining deliveries this year and next due to declining orders and a declining backlog, reports… Read More

Odds and Ends: Embraer v Bombardier; Boeing delivers 601 planes

Embraer v Bombardier: While Airbus and Boeing gain the most attention and headlines, there is another hotly competitive sector: Embraer and Bombardier in the 90-125 seats market. Bloomberg has this item examining the competition here. Boeing Delivers 601… Read More