Mitsubishi ends 2019 with ~500 commitments for SpaceJet

By Scott Hamilton Jan. 22, 2020, © Leeham News: Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. (MITAC) ended 2019 with 495 commitments for the M100 SpaceJets from multiple continents, LNA learned. All but 100 from US regional carrier Mesa Airlines are unidentified…. Read More

Environment and aviation, a gap between aspirations and reality

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Jan. 20, 2020, © Leeham News: Talks about climate change and the need to reduce human-induced carbon emissions are nowadays a daily occurrence in Western media. After years of faster-than-trend growth in… Read More

Pontifications: There was other news in 2019 besides MAX. Really.

Dec. 23, 2019, © Leeham News: The Boeing 737 MAX crisis clearly dominated the news this year. It’s felt like the aviation stories have been all-MAX, all-the-time. Believe it or not, there was aviation news other than the… Read More

Can the DHC 8-400 compete with the CRJ550 for the 50 seat Scope Clause market? Part 2.

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction November 21, 2019, © Leeham News: Last week we started our analysis of the De Havilland Canada’s DHC 8-400 as a replacement for US Scope Clause 50 seat jets like the Bombardier… Read More

Embraer presents 3Q2019 results.

By Bjorn Fehrm November 12, 2019, ©. Leeham Co: Embraer announced its 3Q2019 results today. The company delivered a report which disappointed analysts regarding revenue, earnings and free cash flow. Commercial deliveries were 17 jets (15 in 2Q2018)… Read More

Pontifications: Southwest to evaluate splitting airplane supplier next year

Oct. 28, 2019, © Leeham News: Gary Kelly, the chairman of Southwest Airlines, told CNBC Thursday that next year, the company will review whether to source airplanes from another manufacturer besides Boeing. This, of course, means Airbus. The… Read More

The new focus in aircraft development, the production

By Bjorn Fehrm October 17, 2019, ©. Leeham News: Over the last decades the focus for new airliner projects has been technological advancements in aerodynamics, structures, engines, and avionics. This has offered 15% efficiency gains for the new… Read More

Embraer’s E195-E2 or Airbus A220-300 under 150 seats? Part 4

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required Introduction  October 10, 2019, ©. Leeham News: We have over the last weeks analyzed what aircraft to choose for the segment 120 to 150 seats, comparing Embraer’s E195-E2 with Airbus A220-300. After looking… Read More

Europe’s Regional airlines meet in Antibes, Cotes d’Azur.

By Bjorn Fehrm  October 9, 2018, ©. Leeham News, Antibes France: The European Airlines Association, ERA, gathered 44 of its 51 member airlines in Antibes France, today for the first day of its 2019 General Assembly meeting. LNA… Read More

Embraer’s E195-E2 or Airbus A220-300 under 150 seats? Part 3

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required. Introduction  October 3, 2019, ©. Leeham News: We have the last two weeks analyzed what aircraft to choose for the segment 120 to 150 seats, comparing Embraer’s E195-E2 with Airbus’ A220-300. The first… Read More