Airbus, Boeing cost-cutting

Sept. 20, 2016: Airbus is planning cost-cutting measures to offset program write-offs and delivery delays, according to The Financial Times. One of these delays involves the well-publicized problems with the Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbo Fan engine on… Read More

44% supplier shortfall for GTF now showing impact

Sept. 6, 2016, © Leeham Co.: It was a stunning admission, one that produced the biggest headlines at the United Technologies media days in June: 44% of the suppliers on Pratt & Whitney’s Geared Turbo Fan engine weren’t… Read More

Embraer books 1H2016 loss and lowers guidance

By Bjorn Fehrm August09, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: Embraer presented its second quarter and first half 2016 results on July 29, posting a loss and lowering guidance for the year. The company is in a bridge period on its… Read More

Irkut MC-21-300 analysis, Part 3

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required. Introduction August04, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: With the classification of the Irkut MC-21-300 done in terms of its size segment (it’s close to the Boeing 737 MAX 9 in size) and the key data… Read More

Flying the Irkut MC-21 simulator

By Bjorn Fehrm 21July 2016, ©. Leeham Co:Russia’s United Aircraft Irkut division had the good taste to bring a fully functional MC-21 simulator to Farnborough Air Show. I managed to get an hour of take-offs and landings during… Read More

Interview with Rob Dewar: CSeries in service reliability

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required Introduction 21July 2016, ©. Leeham Co: Bombardier”s CSeries project has passed one hurdle after another during its development. The last one was the lack of Marquee customers on top of launch customer SWISS…. Read More

The A380 investors day jinx

  July 15, 2016, © Leeham Co., Farnborough Air Show: At an event like this, we pick up all sorts of snippets that don’t fit into any given story. So here’s a compilation of our Odds and Ends… Read More

Bombardier’s CS100 media flight demonstrates quiet

July 10, 2016, (c) Leeham Co.: Our coverage of the Farnborough Air Show (#FIA16 on Twitter) begins today, with a media flight on the Bombardier CS100. The day was rainy and somewhat turbulent until the flight got above… Read More

Pontifications: Airbus CXLs A320, A350 August vacations

June 20, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Airbus officials canceled the annual August vacations in Europe for the A320 and A350 production lines. The A320neo and A350-900 are backing up on the delivery lines because of supplier issues with the… Read More

Mid-Market airplane comes before A320, 737 replacement: Pratt & Whitney exec

Subscription Required Introduction June 16, 2016, © Leeham Co.: A middle of the market airplane will come before a replacement for the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737, predicts Alan Epstein, vice Alan Epstein, VP technology and environment, Pratt… Read More