Airbus group 2017: The A320 is the group moneymaker despite problems

By Bjorn Fehrm February 15, 2018, ©. Leeham Co in Toulouse: Airbus Group presents better results for 2017 than predicted, despite challenges in several programs. Profit was up 34% on flat revenues. The underlying driver for the strong performance… Read More

Transformations for the Big Four OEMs, manufacturing

Jan. 24, 2018, © Leeham Co.: Dublin, Ireland: Even as new airplane programs are winding down at the Big Four OEMs, 2018 will be a year of transformation for the commercial aerospace industry, LNC told an audience at… Read More

Boeing says record 2017 deliveries will continue

By Bjorn Fehrm  January 09, 2018, ©. Leeham Co: Boeing announced record airliner deliveries for 2017 of 763 jets today, leading the industry for the 6th year running. Net orders of 912 aircraft gave a Book-to-Bill of 1.2. Airbus,… Read More

How Boeing, Embraer benefit from a combination

Analysis Dec. 26, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Potential synergies exist between Boeing and Embraer which may be important to development of the next new, clean-sheet airplane for both companies. Last week, both firms acknowledged a Wall Street Journal… Read More

Delta to order A321neo, GTF engines: CNN

Dec. 13, 2017: Jon Ostrower of CNN is reporting Delta Air Lines will order 100 Airbus A321neos and option 100 more, to be powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF engines. If correct, this will be a snub to… Read More

Embraer’s improved E-Jet E2

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Analyst: Airbus could eventually terminate CSeries program

Nov. 7, 2017, © Leeham Co.: The Bombardier CSeries may go the way of the McDonnell Douglas MD-95, a Wall Street aerospace analyst suggests: that is, the program is likely to remain unprofitable and be shut down. Doug… Read More

CSeries effect on Airbus, Boeing product strategies

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Bombardier’s “fatal error” in trade dispute

Oct. 30, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Bombardier made a fatal error in the Boeing/US trade dispute that almost certainly precludes a negotiated settlement and which the Airbus-CSeries joint venture is highly unlikely to cure, an expert trade lawyer… 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