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

Airbus posts strong earnings; ‘hell of a ride’ ahead, says CEO

By Dan Catchpole July 26, 2018, © Leeham News: Airbus posted strong earnings for the year’s second quarter, thanks to better profitability on its A350 and A320 programs. Investors rewarded the news by pushing Airbus share prices to… Read More

Airbus’ jetBlue A220 deal, first analysis

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction July 12, 2018, © Leeham News: The Airbus A220 won its first battle against Embraer’s E2 E-Jets, winning the order to replace 60 Embraer E190s at jetBlue. The airline held a telephone… Read More

What are the prospects for the Airbus A220?

By Bjorn Fehrm July 11, 2018, © Leeham News.: With the CSeries repainted and rebranded in Airbus colors, will this change its fortunes? The aircraft has been on the market for 10 years and has not been a… Read More

Boeing, Embraer to create commercial company, intent for defense JV

July 5, 2018: Boeing and Embraer announced an agreement to create a new company with EMB’s commercial aircraft unit and intent to create a second JV for its defense unit. The full press release is below the jump…. Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Aircraft stability, Part 8

June 1, 2018, ©. Leeham News: In the last Corner, we discussed the how the Flight Management System (FMS) is the part which calls the shots in a high-end autopilot (or Automatic Flight Control System, AFCS, as it’s called… Read More

Countdown to Airbus-CSeries deal: boost needed to backlog

Subscription Required Introduction May 28, 2018, © Leeham News: Bombardier and Airbus may clear regulatory approvals next month, allowing for consummation of the latter’s acquisition of 50.01% of the CSeries program. If all works, this will be well… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Aircraft stability, Part 7

May 25, 2018, ©. Leeham News: In the last Corner we discussed the autopilots one finds in Airliners and high-end Business jets. We looked at how the autopilot was part of the larger Automatic Flight Control System (AFCS) in… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Aircraft stability, Part 6

May 18, 2018, ©. Leeham News: In the last Corner we discussed the autopilots one finds in Turboprops and entry-level Business jets. Our example was the autopilot for the Garmin G1000 integrated flight deck. Now we will step up… Read More

NMA focus needs to be on engines

Subscription Required Now open to all readers Introduction March 19, 2018, © Leeham Co.: As the market awaits a decision by Boeing whether to launch the New Midrange Aircraft (NMA, or 797), focus has been on the aircraft’s… Read More