Bombardier, United launch CRJ550

Feb. 6, 2019, © Leeham News: Bombardier’s new approach to replacing aging 50-seat CRJ200s and address persistent complaints about carry-on baggage issues for the CRJ family follows an example set last year by Embraer. Bombardier’s CRJ550 is a… Read More

Next Sukhoi Superjet is a 75 seater

By Bjorn Fehrm February 7, 2018, ©. Leeham Co: The President of Sukhoi Civil AirCraft (SCAC), Alexander Rubtsov (who is also the Sales and Marketing Manager of the civil aircraft division of Russia’s United Aircraft, UAC), told Flight Global at… Read More

Regional aircraft for US Scope clause operations. Part 3.

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction May 18, 2017, © Leeham Co.: In the second article about the US regional aircraft market, we looked at the cabins for the regional aircraft we examine. We started with looking at… Read More

Regional aircraft for US Scope clause operations. Part 2.

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction May 11, 2017, © Leeham Co.: In the first article about the US regional aircraft market, we described the special rules that apply for outsourced regional airlines, operating for a mainline carrier. The… Read More

Regional aircraft for US Scope clause operations

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction May 4, 2017, © Leeham Co.: The US regional aircraft market changed shape last year. Most players expected that the negotiations between mainline pilots and the airlines would allow larger and heavier… 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: 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

Regional operations with the Turboprop, propjet or Jet; Part 2.

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required Introduction 15 Feb 2015: In Part 1 of this article series we started comparing the alternatives available for turboprop short haul services in the 70 seat segment; ATR72-600 and Bombardier Q400. We also included… Read More

Regional operations with the Turboprop, prop-jet or Jet

We examined the future of turboprop airliners Jan. 5, 2015, analyzing the backlogs of Bombardier and ATR–and the ATR overwhelming dominance of the current turboprop sector. This is the second of a series looking at this sector. By… Read More

Embraer becomes #3 commercial aircraft company on E-Jet families

Free content. Introduction Embraer is now the #3 commercial airplane manufacturer, after Airbus and Boeing and supplanting Bombardier, capturing 50% of the orders and 60% of the deliveries in recent years. We examined the relevancy of the 100-149… Read More