JetBlue orders 60 A220-300s in surprise timing

July 10, 2018, (c) Leeham News: JetBlue announced an order today for 60 Airbus A220-300s, nee Bombardier CS300s. The airline took options on 60 more. The timing is a surprise–JetBlue previously said it would not be ready to… Read More

Pontifications: C Series to Airbus, 10 years since program launch, lower fuel burn

July 2, 2018, © Leeham News: Airbus officially became the majority partner yesterday of the C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership, or CSALP. Airbus has a 50.01% stake in the LP, with Bombardier and the province of Quebec holding… Read More

Pontifications: Growing aerospace in the US Southeast

June 24, 2018, © Leeham News: We’re a week away from the partnership between Airbus and the Bombardier C Series program becoming effective. Beginning tomorrow, Leeham Co. and Airfinance Journal hold the Inaugural Southeast Aerospace & Defence Conference… Read More

US start-up has a lot of Moxy

Subscription Required Introduction June 21, 2018, © Leeham News: A new US airline secured delivery positions for 60 Bombardier CS300s for deliveries from 2020, according to its business plan circulating this month. Moxy Airlines is led by David… Read More

Airbus-C Series closing a “positive catalyst,” say analysts

June 13, 2018, © Leeham News: The news Friday that Airbus and Bombardier concluded the deal in which Airbus takes a 50.01% ownership in the C Series program was greeted favorably by two analyst reports LNC saw. Credit… Read More

Countdown to Airbus-CSeries deal: boost needed to backlog

Subscription Required Introduction May 28, 2018, © Leeham News: Bombardier and Airbus may clear regulatory approvals next month, allowing for consummation of the latter’s acquisition of 50.01% of the CSeries program. If all works, this will be well… Read More

Embraer skyline has serious challenges

Subscription Required Introduction May 21, 2018, © Leeham News: As Boeing and Embraer continue merger discussions for the latter’s commercial airplanes unit, the EJet skyline has some serious challenges. The only order for the E175-E2 is a conditional… Read More

Mid-Year production/delivery update: Bombardier, Embraer

Subscription Required Introduction July 31, 2017, © Leeham Co.: It’s time for our mid-year update of the Big Four airframe manufacturers and their production/delivery outlooks. Our update is through June 30. Although Boeing provides weekly order updates, Airbus,… Read More

Slowing economies begin to impact Airbus, Boeing

Subscription Required Introduction LatAm Airbus A350. LatAm may defer some A350s and/or Boeing 787s. Photo: Flickr via Google images. June 13, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Signs are becoming more frequent that airlines are facing slowing economies around the… Read More

Airbus deliveries first USA-made A321ceo, to JetBlue

April 25, 2016: The first Airbus A320 family aircraft assembled at the Airbus Mobile (AL) plant was delivered today to jetBlue. The A321ceo, which the airline named BluesMobile, is the first of 10 A321s now in production at the plant. Eight… Read More