Bjorn’s Corner; The Russian civil aircraft engine companies

  September 23, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: In our Corners on East bloc aeronautical industries, we now look at the main Russian civil aircraft engine companies. As with the aircraft side, there is one overall Russian engine company since 2008,… Read More

Russian-Chinese wide-body: The aircraft, Part 4

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required. Introduction September 15, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: In Part 3 of this series, we identified the type and size of wing we would have on a new Russian-Chinese wide-body. It’s now time to go… Read More

Irkut MC-21-200 deepened analysis

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required. Introduction August11, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: In February we did the first analysis of the Irkut MC-21-200. The analysis was made on the first data available. During the Farnborough Air Show, we got more information… Read More

Pontifications: Twelve new designs in 10 years spurred orders

Aug. 8, 2016, © Leeham Co.: The book:bill for Airbus and Boeing this year will be hard-pressed to reach one. Airbus has a better shot, given lower production rates. But the recent years of record-setting orders are over… 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

Irkut MC-21; we look at the MC-21-300, Part 2.

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required. Introduction August 01, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: After having found the nearest competitor to the Irkut MC-21-300 as the Boeing 737 MAX 9 in our first article, we now go deeper in the comparison… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Flight simulators

22 July 2016, ©. Leeham Co: Last week at the Farnborough Air Show I had the chance to try three flight simulators: The MC-21 airliner simulator, the SAAB Gripen fighter simulator and a special simulator for testing some new 3D… 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

Farnborough Air Show preview: expectations and possible surprises

Subscription Required Introduction July 4, 2016, © Leeham Co: The Farnborough Air Show begins next Monday and predictably, focus will be on orders. With new airplanes from Airbus and Boeing past their development stages, conventional wisdom says there… Read More

Weekly analyst note synopses

Note: LNC begins today a weekly synopsis of select analyst notes we receive in the previous seven days. Highlights: Delta Air Lines guides down on weaker PRASM. Garuda claims it’s now a buyer’s market for new aircraft. Interior… Read More