Assessing the Airbus-Bombardier deal

Oct. 17, 2017, © Leeham Co.: The Airbus-Bombardier transaction announced yesterday has implications well beyond the United States, which has been much of the focus of analysis post-announcement. The analysis focused on the US is natural, given the… Read More

Pontifications: Playing catch-up

Oct. 9, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Recent weeks have been dominated by the news of the Boeing-Bombardier trade complaint. More is to come before and after the end of the year. It’s time to catch up on some… Read More

American wants to decide A350 fate within six months

Sept. 28, 2017, © Leeham Co., Grapevine (TX): American Airlines would like to decide within six months what it will do with its order for 22 Airbus A350-900s, a left-over deal from US Airways before the latter acquired… Read More

Delta asks Commerce to redefine scope of Boeing-Bombardier case

Aug. 8, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Delta Air Lines asked the US Department of Commerce to redefine the scope of the Boeing complaint of Bombardier price dumping in its CS100 order with the carrier, filings at DOC show…. Read More

Mid-Year production/delivery update: Bombardier, Embraer

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Embraer’s 2Q results: profits up, backlog declines

July 28, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Embraer reported first half net income of $101.6m after a $59.1m net profit for the second quarter. Revenues for the half were $2.8bn and $1.77bn for the quarter. EMB delivered 35 EJets… Read More

Pontifications: JADC 20-year forecast: VLA, NMA and other data

July 24, 2017, © Leeham Co.: The Japan Aircraft Development Corp (JADC) just published its 2017-2037 jet and turboprop forecast. JADC forecasts a demand for 33,336 jet airliners and some 2,000 turboprops. JADC is partly owned by Mitsubishi,… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Electric aircraft, Part 4

July 21, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: In this Corner, we will start looking at the mass of the different components in a hybrid electric propulsion system compared with a classical turbofan propulsion. Our propulsion project is for a regional… Read More

Commercialized C-130 beats rivals, crew says

June 18, 2017, © Leeham Co.: The commercial offering of the venerable Lockheed Martin C-130J, the LM-100J, is here at the Paris Air Show, along with its rivals, the Embraer KC-390 and Airbus A400M. The crew with Lockheed… Read More

LNC is off to the Paris Air Show

June 15, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Leeham News and Comment is off to the Paris Air Show. Coverage will begin Sunday, with several events in advance of the show’s official opening Monday. We’ll be there through Thursday, with… Read More