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

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Bombardier Belfast operations are about more than C Series wings

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Bombardier’s bittersweet year

Dec. 28, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Two thousand seventeen had to be a bittersweet year for Bombardier. Despite landing two good, blue-chip orders in 2016—Air Canada and Delta Air Lines—it hadn’t achieved the “commercial momentum” hoped for. At… Read More

Assessing Alaska Air Group’s fleet requirements

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Bombardier upbeat on CSeries deal, but Moody’s sees higher risk of debt default

Oct. 26, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Bombardier and Airbus put a positive face on the former’s acquisition of 50.01% of the CSeries program, but Moody’s credit rating service wasn’t impressed. The agency downgraded Bombardier’s already poor credit rating… Read More

Pratt & Whitney Canada monitors engines through FAST

Sept. 20, 2017, © Leeham Co., Montreal: Pratt & Whitney Canada FAST system monitoring for engines on regional airliners is also part of its general and corporate aviation and helicopter customer support. FAST isn’t an acronym. It describes… Read More