Paris Air Show: notable orders other than A321XLR and 737MAX

By Vincent Valery June 24, 2019, © Leeham News: The A321XLR launch and IAG’s 737MAX order gathered most of the attention during the 2019 Paris Air Show. Nevertheless, other significant orders were placed by airlines and lessors.

Embraer in holding pattern awaiting JV approvals

Subscription Required Introduction June 10, 2019, © Leeham News: Embraer is in a holding pattern of sorts. It’s awaiting international regulatory anti-trust approval for the joint venture with The Boeing Co. It can’t coordinate with Boeing about synergies… Read More

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

Embraer presents weak 2018 results as the E-Jet E2 transition sets in

By Bjorn Fehrm March 14, 2018, ©. Leeham News: Embraer presented its Fourth Quarter and Full-year 2018 results today. The company posted a tiny profit after a year where the Commercial aircraft division started the transition to the… Read More

Embraer 2Q2018 results: KC-390 problem turns quarter red.

By Bjorn Fehrm July 31, 2018, ©. Leeham News: Embraer presented its 2Q2018 results today. The company posted a loss as the KC-390 program was reset financially after a prototype was damaged in ground testing during the quarter. The… Read More

MRJ’s GTF flameout traced to manufacturing issue

Editor’s note: The Farnborough Air Show begins next week. Mitsubishi is expected to have a flying display of the MRJ90 at an international air show for the first time. This is the last of three stories from Mitsubishi’s… Read More

Embraer’s transition years, 2017 and 2018

By Bjorn Fehrm  December 29, 2017, ©. Leeham Co.: The past year was a transition year for Embraer. Their E-Jet was in its last year before deliveries of the new E2 version begins. The company labels 2018 as an additional… Read More

Embraer’s improved E190-E2, analysis. Part 2

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction December 18, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Embraer is expecting certification soon for the first E2 E-Jet, the E190-E2. We covered our analysis of the changes from the original E190 to the E190-E2… Read More

Can Bombardier extend CS300 to a CS500?

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required Introduction April 14, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: Bombardier is working hard to get additional mainline airline customers for its C Series project. The latest discussion is whether Delta Air Lines would replace its… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Embraer’s Fly-by-wire approach

08 April 2016, ©. Leeham Co: Two weeks ago we discussed the advantages of a Fly-By-Wire (FBW) system which uses feedback based flight laws. We discussed the fact that aircraft OEMs can get the desired FBW handling characteristics with… Read More