Pontifications: Transformation is key to increasing production rates

Feb. 19, 2018, © Leeham Co.: The likely prospect that Airbus and Boeing will increase single-aisle production rates next decade is outlined in our paywall article today. The whys and capabilities to do so are outlined in the… Read More

Pontifications: NMA, Boeing-Embraer headline Singapore Air Show

Feb. 12, 2018, © Leeham Co.: The Singapore Air Show last week produced little in the way of new orders from the Big Four airframe OEMs. ATR announced a few deals and Embraer announced a letter of intent… Read More

Next Sukhoi Superjet is a 75 seater

By Bjorn Fehrm February 7, 2018, ©. Leeham Co: The President of Sukhoi Civil AirCraft (SCAC), Alexander Rubtsov (who is also the Sales and Marketing Manager of the civil aircraft division of Russia’s United Aircraft, UAC), told Flight Global at… Read More

Pontifications: Airbus easily leads narrow-body backlog, Boeing ahead in wide-bodies

Feb. 5, 2018, © Leeham Co.: Two thousand seventeen is over and the numbers are in. Airbus continues to have a commanding lead over Boeing for single-aisle, neo v MAX backlog. Although Airbus got pounded by Boeing in… Read More

Boeing aims for half of 100-150 seat sector with 737-7

Jan. 24, 2018, © Leeham Co.: Dublin, Ireland: Boeing sees the 100-150 market sector as 10%-15% of the 20-year single-aisle market demand, or about 3,000-4,500 aircraft. This compares with the 6,000-7,200 forecast by Bombardier. Other companies fall within… Read More

Airbus raises list prices about 2%; more profits or bigger discounts?

Jan. 17, 2018, © Leeham Co.: Airbus announced a list price hike Monday of just under 2%. The popular A321neo goes to $129.5m from $127m. The A350-900 goes to $317.4m from $311.2m, for example. Such price hikes are… Read More

Pontifications: Embraer twice became focus of US trade commission complaints

Jan. 20, 2018, © Leeham Co.: The US aircraft manufacturer claims the foreign company is unfairly subsidized, undercutting pricing in US sales and threatening its future. A trade complaint is filed. A prominent politician lines up on behalf… Read More

Boeing’s special needs in the next decade may be solved by Embraer

Subscription Required Introduction Jan. 8, 2018, © Leeham Co.: Key factors may play into the prospective business venture, however it’s defined, between Boeing and Embraer that have gotten little notice. Boeing’s need for engineering talent from Embraer has… Read More

Pontifications: 2018 is a year of Transformations

Jan. 8, 2018, © Leeham Co.: This is going to be a year of transformations. This might be viewed with puzzlement by some. After all, only minor-modification models will be entering service this year: the Airbus A350-1000, the… 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