2021 fleet trends: small jets get bigger, bigger jets get smaller – and the old makes way for the new

Subscription Required By Judson Rollins Introduction  May 13, 2021, © Leeham News: Aviation data provider Cirium said last week that just under 7,850 commercial aircraft were still in storage, down from 8,684 at the beginning of the year… Read More

Uneven financial challenges among OEMs

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   May 3, 2021, © Leeham News: The three largest commercial aircraft OEMs and their largest suppliers continue to report impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic in their 2020 financial results. The pandemic and… Read More

The conundrum of a new airplane design vs a derivative

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Introduction April 19, 2020, © Leeham News: When it comes to a decision by an aircraft manufacturer whether to develop an entirely new airplane or a derivative, these multi-billion dollar decisions involve hundreds… Read More

Embraer 2020 results

By Bjorn Fehrm March 19, 2021, ©. Leeham News: Embraer presented its full-year 2020 results today. Revenue for 2020 was down 31% at $3,771m versus $5,463m in 2019. The resulting loss was $323m, compared with $77m 2019. The… Read More

Outlook 2021: Embraer faces recovery from failed JV, COVID

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm and Vincent Valery Introduction Jan. 7, 2021, © Leeham News: Embraer faces the twin challenges this year: recovering from the aborted Boeing joint venture and COVID. Neither is going to be easy. Embraer… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Do I get COVID in airline cabins? Part 12. New results.

October 9, 2020, ©. Leeham News: We interrupt our series about hydrogen as an energy store for airliners to go back to our previous theme for a Friday or two: Do I get COVID in airline cabins? IATA,… Read More

HOTR: Lease rates, aircraft values continue to plunge/Update

Update: Ishka advises that its starting comparison point in the chart below should have been January, not July. This changes the rate of value and rent decline appreciably. Aug. 19, 2020, © Leeham News: Aircraft values and least… Read More

Embraer’s 2Q2020: Revenues more than halved, causing increasing losses

By Bjorn Fehrm August 5, 2020, ©. Leeham News: Embraer presented its 2Q2020 results today. The revenue virtually halved for 1H2020 to $1.17bn (2.2bn 1H2019) and shrank 61% for the second quarter to $537m ($1,379m 2Q2019), after delivering… Read More

As federal aid comes to end, small suppliers see “blood bath”

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Introduction July 20, 2020, © Leeham News: As the Payroll Protection Plan of the US government nears expiration, a blood bath among small suppliers is all but certain unless an extension is approved… Read More

Looking ahead for 2020 and 2030 decades: Embraer

Subscription Required Fourth in a series. By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction July 8, 2020, © Leeham News: All airliner OEMs have a disastrous 2020, but for Embraer, the year has been even worse. After spending a year and over… Read More