Bombardier, United launch CRJ550

Feb. 6, 2019, © Leeham News: Bombardier’s new approach to replacing aging 50-seat CRJ200s and address persistent complaints about carry-on baggage issues for the CRJ family follows an example set last year by Embraer. Bombardier’s CRJ550 is a… Read More

Pontifications: Writing had been on the wall for years for Q400 sale; CRJ is next

Nov. 12, 2018, © Leeham News: The writing had really been on the wall for the past few years, regardless what the corporate line was: Bombardier was one day going to sell the Q400 program or shut it… Read More

Mitsubishi shouldn’t be worried over support following Boeing-Embraer deal: BGS chief

July 18, 2018, © Leeham News, Farnborough: Mitsubishi’s MRJ will be supported even if Boeing and Embraer complete a deal to form a new company in which Boeing is an 80% shareholder. Embraer’s E175 and E190 jets will… Read More

Delays over for MRJ program, execs insist

By Dan Catchpole Subscription Required July 3, 2018, © Leeham News:   Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. executives insist the MRJ90 is past the seemingly endless delays that have dogged its development. It is on track toward type certification and first… Read More

Embraer skyline has serious challenges

Subscription Required Introduction May 21, 2018, © Leeham News: As Boeing and Embraer continue merger discussions for the latter’s commercial airplanes unit, the EJet skyline has some serious challenges. The only order for the E175-E2 is a conditional… Read More

Bombardier refocuses the CRJ

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction May 10, 2018, © Leeham News: American Airlines last week ordered 30 additional regional jets.  Of these, 15 were the Embraer E175. No surprise there. It’s the traveler’s favourite and the market… Read More

Embraer ponders new, smaller jet

Subscription Required Introduction March 5, 2018, © Leeham Co.: News emerged last week that Embraer is considering a new jet family smaller than its current E2 line. This would replace the E170, which Embraer decided not to upgrade… 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

Regional aircraft for US Scope clause operations. Part 3.

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction May 18, 2017, © Leeham Co.: In the second article about the US regional aircraft market, we looked at the cabins for the regional aircraft we examine. We started with looking at… Read More

Regional aircraft for US Scope clause operations. Part 2.

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction May 11, 2017, © Leeham Co.: In the first article about the US regional aircraft market, we described the special rules that apply for outsourced regional airlines, operating for a mainline carrier. The… Read More