Pontifications: Qatar, United, Boom, Airbus and Aerion

June 7, 2021, © Leeham News: It’s been a busy couple of weeks in commercial aviation, with several reports last week alone. Qatar Airways expresses interest in Boeing 777X-F and Airbus A350F. United Airlines announces a “commercial agreement”… Read More

HOTR: Porter confirmed as customer in E195-E2 deal

By the Leeham News Team May 19, 2021, © Leeham News: Embraer got a big boost for its E-Jet E2 order book in April when it announced a firm deal for 30 E195 E2s. “On April 23, the… Read More

Pontifications: Bad week for aerospace stocks

Feb. 1, 2016, © Leeham Co. Ouch. Boeing stock tanked about 10% last Wednesday when the company surprised analysts with unexpected news and below expectations 2016 guidance. Bombardier became a penny stock. What the heck happened?

Pontifications: A380neo? Try A380TXWB. Dubai Air Show and other Odds and Ends

Nov. 9, 2015, (c) Leeham Co. Airbus last week launched its A380 flying test bed with the A350-1000’s Rolls-Royce Trent XWB 97,000 lb engine placed in the number two position. The first thing that came to mind when… Read More

Flying CS100 over a noise-sensitive airport

Bombardier’s CS100 made its first visit to Toronto today and in the process overflew the City’s Billy Bishop Airport, which is located just off downtown in a noise-sensitive area. Porter Airlines, which is based at Billy Bishop, has… Read More

Counting options, Letters of Intent

Should manufacturers be counting options and letters of intent toward program certainty? We’ve always thought this was pretty cheeky, but in reality there is a reasonable foundation and history for doing so. Years ago Boeing regularly ridiculed Airbus… Read More

Odds and Ends: Attempts to bring Boeing, IAM together; Bombardier changes gears;

Boeing/IAM attempts: Efforts are underway to bring Boeing and IAM 751 back to the table, reports The Everett Herald. The news is not unexpected; we wrote upon the IAM’s rejection of the Boeing contract offer in connection with… Read More

Odds and Ends: Pilot’s view of Dreamlifter event; Ethiopian 787 repair; more on IAM; Billy Bishop Airport

A pilot’s look at Dreamlifter incident: A pilot provides some perspective how the Atlas Air crew may have landed the 747 Dreamlifter at the wrong airport in Wichita (KS) last week. Ethiopian 787 repair: Aviation Week reports that… Read More

Odds and Ends: Next phase for CSeries; the C-17

Next phase for CSeries: Canada’s Financial Post has a report on how the Bombardier CSeries, powered by the Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbo Fan engine, is “ushering” in a new era of quiet flight. As we noted in… Read More

Odds and Ends: The Space Shuttle; Porter’s community challenge;

The Space Shuttle: As the world knows, the US discontinued the Space Shuttle program. The shuttles were highly sought by museums throughout the country, including by Seattle’s Museum of Flight. The Museum lost out on receiving one of… Read More