No new turboprop from Embraer for now

Subscription Required May 27, 2019, © Leeham News: Embraer is not going to launch a new 70-90 seat turboprop now or at the Paris Air Show next month, the CEO of its Commercial Aviation unit said today at… Read More

The decline and fall of Bombardier

Subscription Required Introduction May 6, 2019, © Leeham News: Bombardier was once the leader in providing regional airliners to the industry. Today, it’s all but exited the industry. With the announcement that its Belfast manufacturing facility and a… Read More

Green aircraft builder may need infusion of greenbacks

Subscription Required By Bryan Corliss April 4, 2019, © Leeham News: While one Western Washington electric aircraft company is charging forward with battery-powered flight, another may be encountering headwinds. Zunum, which has announced plans to put a hybrid-electric-powered… Read More

2019 Outlook: ATR begins year in commanding position

Subscription Required Introduction Jan. 7, 2019, © Leeham News: ATR, the turboprop airliner OEM, enters 2019 in a commanding position. Year-end 2018 order numbers for ATR and rival Bombardier aren’t in yet. Through October, ATR held 74% of… Read More

Pontifications: Nordic quietly rises to #4 world lessor

Dec. 10, 2018, © Leeham News: In the world of commercial aviation, GECAS, Avolon, AerCap, Air Lease Corp and BOC Aviation are among the most recognizable names of lessors. These companies make headlines with large orders of Airbus… 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

Analysis: Bombardier continues to improve Q400 model

By Olivier Bonnassies Aug. 21, 2018, © Airfinance Journal: Bombardier Commercial Aircraft is gradually introducing more features in its Q400 turboprop aircraft as the Canadian manufacturer continues to see appetite in the 70-90-seat market. Improvements under development include… Read More

Pontifications: Horizon Q400 theft spurs thoughts about solo pilot idea

Aug. 13, 2018, © Leeham News: The bizarre theft of a Horizon Airlines Bombardier Q400 at Sea-Tac Airport Friday night by a 29-year old employee will take some time for investigators to unravel. The employee, a ramp agent,… 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

Bombardier Belfast operations are about more than C Series wings

Subscription Required Introduction  By Scott Hamilton  Jan. 29, 2018, © Leeham Co.: Belfast, Northern Ireland: These days, when mention of Bombardier’s production facility in Northern Ireland is mentioned, only one thought comes to mind: wings for the C… Read More