Paris Air Show, Day One: Mitsubishi makes case for “SpaceJet” market opportunity

By Judson Rollins June 17, 2019, © Leeham News, Paris: Senior executives from Mitsubishi Aircraft Company (MITAC) and parent Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) described the long journey to the revamped “SpaceJet” M90 and M100 aircraft. They also commented… Read More

Mitsubishi in negotiations with Bombardier to acquire the CRJ program (Updated)

By Bjorn Fehrm June 5, 2019, © Leeham News.: The Air Current broke the news earlier today Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) is negotiating with Bombardier to buy the CRJ program. BBC has got comments from both companies confirming… Read More

Mitsubish renaming, revamping MRJ, considers US production line: Nikkei Asia news

Updated, 3pm Brazil time, with Bombardier statement and additional response from Embraer. May 29, 2019, © Leeham News, Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil: Mitsubishi is changing the name of its MRJ jet, revamping the smallest version and considering… Read More

Pontifications: By accident of timing, convergence of events, Mitsubishi is now well positioned to become major RJ player

May 13, 2019, © Leeham News: The regional jetliner industry is on the cusp of a major shift. Bombardier is exiting commercial aviation. The company already is under contract to sell the Q400. It’s CRJ program is for… Read More

UTC-Collins merger creates super-supplier

Subscriptions Required By Bryan Corliss Jan. 28, 2019, © Leeham News: You might have missed it over the holidays, but something happened about the time you polished off the last of your Thanksgiving leftovers that just might have… Read More

Pontifications: Writing had been on the wall for years for Q400 sale; CRJ is next

Nov. 12, 2018, © Leeham News: The writing had really been on the wall for the past few years, regardless what the corporate line was: Bombardier was one day going to sell the Q400 program or shut it… Read More

Farnborough Air Show: No NMA, unlikely A321 Plus, no Boeing-EMB tie up

Subscription Required Introduction June 25, 2018, © Leeham News: Little in the way of excitement is expected at the Farnborough Air Show next month. There won’t be any launch of the oft-talked about Boeing New Midmarket Aircraft (NMA,… Read More

Irkut MC-21 missing ultimate load test

By Bjorn Fehrm April 05, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: United Aircraft’s IRKUT MC-21 passed 90% of the static Ultimate load test end February at the TsAGI test institute in Moscow, reports ATO.RU. But the aircraft failed the 100% test. The… 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

Mitsubishi’s MRJ test flying making good progress

By Bjorn Fehrm in Tokyo May 18, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation (MAC) announced that their MRJ flight test program is now going well. Mitsubishi presented the status update at the International Society of Transport Aircraft… Read More