Pontifications: By accident of timing, convergence of events, Mitsubishi is now well positioned to become major RJ player

May 13, 2019, © Leeham News: The regional jetliner industry is on the cusp of a major shift. Bombardier is exiting commercial aviation. The company already is under contract to sell the Q400. It’s CRJ program is for… Read More

The decline and fall of Bombardier

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Bjorn’s Corner: Time to reassess the safety standards for our airliners

April 26, 2019, ©. Leeham News: In the wake of the 737 MAX crashes the standards to which Boeing and the FAA qualified and approved the 737 MAX MCAS function is questioned. FAA has called the world’s aviation… Read More

Pontifications: Collins Aerospace resolved to compete for aftermarket services

April 22, 2019, © Leeham News: Moves by Airbus, Boeing and Embraer to increase their shares of aftermarket services are viewed by their own suppliers with a mix of trepidation or resolve, depending on who they are. For… Read More

Pontifications: Boeing NewCo exec, Slattery, faces challenges

Our Monday paywall will appear at 6am Tuesday, PDT. March 25, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing last week announced the executive leadership for the joint venture with Embraer, the as-yet unnamed company that is generically called NewCo. Separately,… 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

Pontifications: Delays, design creep, cost overruns–nope, it’s not an airplane program

March 11, 2019, © Leeham News: It’s late. There have been creeping delays. There’s been design creep. There were unknown unknowns. It’s way over budget. No, it’s not a new airplane program, though the parallels are quite apparent…. Read More

Shareholders OK Boeing-Embraer JV; court, anti-trust approvals next

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Pontifications: Which airplanes are revolutionary or evolutionary?

Feb. 18, 2019, © Leeham News: Last week’s column about the revolutionary Boeing 747 prompted some Twitter interaction asking what other commercial airplanes might be considered “revolutionary.” I have my views. Let’s ask readers. There are also three… Read More

Embraer delivers 90 EJets, finishes 2018 with 368 backlog

Feb. 11, 2019, © Leeham News: Embraer delivered 90 EJets last year, comprised of 67 E175 E1s, 13 E190-E1s, five E195-E1s, one E170 and four E190-E2s. It finished the year with a book:bill of 2.3:1 and a backlog… Read More