Visit to Bombardier for airBaltic CS300 roll-out

By Bjorn Fehrm October 27, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: This week we have been at Bombardier (BBD) Mirabel Airport outside Montreal to observe the roll out of the airBaltic CS300 CSeries model and to later test fly the aircraft… Read More

C Series in Europe for route-proving

By Bjorn Fehrm 23 March 2016, ©. Leeham Co: Bombardier and Swiss International Airlines (SWISS) held a press conference in Zürich today at the conclusion of the C Series European route-proving. The route-proving on SWISS network was part… Read More

Mitsubishi Regional Jet, MRJ, compared with second generation regional jets, Part 2.

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Pratt & Whitney looks to MOM and beyond-Part 1

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Pratt & Whitney sees long-term aviation growth, airline profits

April 2, 2015: Paul Adams, president of Pratt & Whitney, provided an “state of the business” of PW during the second day of the Media Days. We follow our usual format of recapping his comments in paraphrased form…. Read More

Pratt & Whitney: Lean, automated manufacturing key to GTF ramp up

April 2, 2015: Lean principals and increased shifting to automated manufacturing are key to an aggressive ramp up for the Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbo Fan engine, according to officials. The first production engines for the Airbus A320neo… Read More

Pratt & Whitney: material considerations in next generation of engines

April 1, 2015: Panel discussion on Manufacturing and Product Technology at the Pratt & Whitney Media Days. Ed Colvin (EC), VP, New Product Development and Introduction, Alcoa Lynn Gambrill (LG), PW Chief Engineer, Manufacturing Engineering and Global Services…. Read More

Odds and Ends: Comparing Airbus, Boeing 20-year forecasts; A320neo first flight; 787 battery probe fizzles; Mythbusting

Airbus v Boeing forecasts: The Blog by Javier takes its annual look at and comparison of the Airbus and Boeing 20-year forecasts. Airbus issued its new forecast this week; Boeing’s annual update was issued last summer. Separately, the… Read More

BBD faces skyline challenges in 2016: Russia, Ukraine, Iraq customers

Note: The CSeries resumed airborne flight tests Sept. 7. The announcement two weeks ago by Sweden’s Malmo Aviation that it won’t be the first operator of Bombardier’s CSeries is an unneeded image hit for the program, but not… Read More

Odds and Ends: Boeing leads net orders YTD; A320neo; ExIm Bank; Frontier Air

Airbus vs Boeing orders: Airbus reported its order tally through August and while it surpassed 1,000 gross orders, it’s net orders trail Boeing significantly. This article sums things up nicely, though it doesn’t include Boeing’s last four days… Read More