The decline and fall of Bombardier

Subscription Required Introduction May 6, 2019, © Leeham News: Bombardier was once the leader in providing regional airliners to the industry. Today, it’s all but exited the industry. With the announcement that its Belfast manufacturing facility and a… Read More

2019 Outlook: ATR begins year in commanding position

Subscription Required Introduction Jan. 7, 2019, © Leeham News: ATR, the turboprop airliner OEM, enters 2019 in a commanding position. Year-end 2018 order numbers for ATR and rival Bombardier aren’t in yet. Through October, ATR held 74% of… Read More

ATR begins US tour, part owner wants to divorce Airbus

May 3, 2016, © Leeham Co.: ATR, the maker of the ATR turbo-prop, is beginning a tour of its aircraft in the US, the last uncontested domain for the rival Bombardier Q400. ATR won orders for its ATR-42/72… Read More

The challenges in bringing a new turboprop to market

By Philippe Poutissou Special to Leeham News and Comment Introduction Dec. 15, 2014: The market for turboprop aircraft has been strong for nearly a decade, yet there has been limited new product development in the segment. This has… Read More

New and Derivative Airplanes: Some good, some not: Part 2

Part 2 of two parts. With multiples and multiples of billions of dollars at stake to develop new airplanes, and the billions of dollars of cost overruns at risk, it’s understandable the Airbus and Boeing are shifting to… Read More