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

Boeing-Embraer venture in response to Airbus-Bombardier? Don’t count on it

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American wants to decide A350 fate within six months

Sept. 28, 2017, © Leeham Co., Grapevine (TX): American Airlines would like to decide within six months what it will do with its order for 22 Airbus A350-900s, a left-over deal from US Airways before the latter acquired… Read More

Regional aircraft for US Scope clause operations. Part 2.

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Assessing the SSJ100 future

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Assessing Bombardier commercial programs

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UBS puts Sell rating on Embraer

Nov. 22, 2016: UBS resumed coverage on Embraer (NYSE: ERJ) today, rating the stock a Sell. It is the only Sell rating among seven analysts previously covering the company; six are Buys and one is Hold. UBS rated… Read More

“Scope clauses stop aircraft development”

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Pontifications: New war of words erupts

July 11, 2016, © Leeham Co., Farnborough Air Show: The war of words between Airbus and Boeing is legendary, and it continued unabated today, the first day of the Farnborough Air Show. See my column in Forbes for… Read More

E190-E2’s first flight

May 24, 2016: Embraer’s E190-E2 had its first flight yesterday, several months ahead of the internal schedule (original plan was September) making it the only new airplane program in recent history to be significantly ahead. Boeing’s 737 MAX… Read More