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

Bombardier announces sale of Q400 program, exploring options for CRJ

Nov. 8, 2018, © Leeham News: Bombardier today announced the sale of its slow-selling, aging Q400 turboprop program to Canada’s Viking Air. The press release from Viking’s parent company is here. Viking previously purchased out-of-production Bombardier/de Havilland aircraft… Read More

Accounting Standards Call Out Airplane Orders with Questionable Credit

By Dan Catchpole Danieljcatchpole[at]gmail[dot]com Nov. 6, 2018, © Leeham News: Like countless other businesses, Boeing this year adopted new accounting standards, known by the acronym ASC 606. The new rules did not significantly affect the company’s balance sheet…. Read More

Bombardier squeezed by ATR, Embraer, Mitsubishi

Subscription Required Now open to all Readers. Introduction Oct. 22, 2018, © Leeham News: Bombardier has a firm backlog of 67 Q400 turboprops. ATR has a backlog of 256 through Oct. 20, according to the Airfinance Journal Fleet… Read More

Pontifications: Market Intelligence from NY

Oct. 22, 2018, © Leeham News: I was in New York City last week for a series of meetings. Here’s what “the street” is talking about. I make no judgment calls about whether the thoughts are on target… Read More

Pontifications: Workforce plan for NMA to be announced soon

Oct. 1, 2018, © Leeham Co.: The Choose Washington NMA task force said last week it will release this month recommendations for improving aerospace workforce activities in Washington. It’s about time. The task force was appointed by Gov…. Read More

With a month to elections, Embraer bolsters backlog

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Pontifications: Supply chain melt down to get worse, says manufacturer

Sept. 3, 2018, © Leeham News: There is more evidence the aerospace supply chain is in meltdown—and it’s going to get worse, a manufacturer tells LNC. The OEM requested anonymity to speak frankly. As aerospace analysts gather this… Read More

Pontifications: Boeing aid to Jet Airways uncommon but not unusual

Aug. 27, 2018, © Leeham News: Boeing is giving financial help to India’s Jet Airways, according to a news report. This doesn’t come as a surprise. Jet Airways has 225 737 MAXes on order (50 direct, the rest… 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