Mitsubishi’s M90 faces delay amid elaborate certification

By Bjorn Fehrm October 23, 2019, ©. Leeham News: The Japanese News agency Nikkei writes the Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation might announce a further delay to the delivery of the first M90 SpaceJet (previously the MRJ90). This time it’s… Read More

Mitsubishi lands MOU for up to 100 SpaceJets from USA’s Mesa Air

Sept. 5, 2019, © Leeham News: Nashville—Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp (MITAC) won a large commitment for up to 100 of its new M100 SpaceJet from US regional carrier Mesa Airlines. The Memorandum of Understanding was announced today at the… Read More

Pontifications: Embraer sees E175-E2 orders this year outside US

Aug. 26, 2019, © Leeham News: My column July 22 entitled Embraer counts on Boeing heft for E2 sales boost raised a few hackles in Sao Jose dos Campos, headquarters of Embraer. It wasn’t meant to. Rather, slow… Read More

Mitsubishi, Bombardier reach agreement to acquire CRJ program

MHI to acquire CRJ program. MHI will acquire the maintenance, support, refurbishment, marketing, and sales activities. Deal worth $550m in cash, $200m in assumed liabilities, $180m in a securitization program. Transaction to close first half 2020 subject to… Read More

magniX adds third customer for its electric engines

June 19, 2019, © Leeham News: AeroTEC and the electric motor airplane company magniX said today they have teams to retrofit the Cessna Grand Caravan with a 750 hp  powerplant, converting the single-engine PT-6-powered turbofan from “gas guzzling,… Read More

Mitsubishi adding two MRJ90s to flight test fleet

By Bryan Corliss April 24, 2019, © Leeham News: Mitsubishi is close to completing two additional MRJ90s that should join the company’s flight test fleet this summer. Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. President Hisakazu Mizutani also reported last week that… Read More

2019 Outlook: A critical year for Mitsubishi’s MRJ regional jet

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction January 8, 2019, © Leeham News.: Mitsubishi Aircraft’s MRJ should originally have entered service 2013. Now the plan is 2020, a record seven years of delay. But 2020 can be the last… 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

Bombardier squeezed by ATR, Embraer, Mitsubishi

Subscription Required Now open to all Readers. Introduction Oct. 22, 2018, © Leeham News: Bombardier has a firm backlog of 67 Q400 turboprops. ATR has a backlog of 256 through Oct. 20, according to the Airfinance Journal Fleet… Read More

Pontifications: Market Intelligence from NY

Oct. 22, 2018, © Leeham News: I was in New York City last week for a series of meetings. Here’s what “the street” is talking about. I make no judgment calls about whether the thoughts are on target… Read More