Pontifications: Horizon’s plan to focus on single fleet type appears a blow to TPNG hopes

March 29, 2022, © Leeham News: Alaska Air Group announced last week that its subsidiary, Horizon Air, will retire 32 De Havilland Canada (DHC) Dash-8-400s by the end of 2023. The regional airline will go to a single… Read More

Forecast 2022: ATR has monopoly, De Havilland looks to hydrogen and Embraer lurks with new design

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton and Bjorn Fehrm Introduction Jan. 31, 2022, © Leeham News: ATR is now effectively the only turboprop manufacturer outside of China and Russia in the 40-80 seat sector.  The models are the ATR… Read More

Pontifications: Engines drive timing of new Embraer TPNG

The first report appeared Oct. 18, 2021. Oct. 25, 2021, © Leeham News: Embraer appears marching toward launching a new turboprop aircraft next year with a targeted 2027 entry into service. The timing will be determined by the… Read More

De Havilland to pause production this year after backlog built

By Scott Hamilton Jan. 12, 2021, © Leeham News: De Havilland Canada will pause production later this year when the current Dash 8-400 backlog is assembled. According to data reviewed by LNA, there are 17 Dash 8s scheduled… Read More

Pontifications: Outlook 2021 Series begins today

Jan. 4, 2021, © Leeham News: Beginning today through next week, Leeham News presents its annual Outlook series for the coming year. We’ve been doing this for years. In recent years, the Outlook reflected continued growth in commercial… Read More

Podcast: 10 Minutes About Embraer’s Turboprop

Dec. 7, 2020, (c) Leeham News: Embraer studies whether to develop a new generation turboprop to compete with and replace the ATR-72 and De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400. Both of these airplanes were designed in the 1980-90s, although… Read More

Pontifications: Good, and Bad, news from the Dubai Air Show

Nov. 25, 2019, © Leeham News: The Dubai Air Show proved to be a mixed bag for Airbus and Boeing. Each company picked up important orders and commitments. But each company saw some previously announced commitments reduced in… Read More