No new design needed for turboprops, says Bombardier

Part 1, ATR, appeared last week. Today’s interview with Bombardier completes the two-part series. Subscription Required Introduction April 4, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Bombardier doesn’t think a new, clean-sheet turboprop aircraft is needed any time soon, a position… Read More

New ATR CEO favors clean-sheet design turboprop

Subscription Required Part 1; Bombardier will appear next week. Introduction March 30, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Economics simply don’t support development of a new turboprop any time soon, an analysis shows. Low utilization by turboprop operators, the cost… Read More

Bombardier YE2016 results better than expected

Feb. 16, 2017: Bombardier today posted better than expected results (even on lower revenue) for the fourth quarter and full year. Goldman Sachs was first out with reaction among the analyst reports LNC receives: Bombardier (Neutral) reported stronger-than-expected 4Q16… Read More

Assessing Bombardier commercial programs

Subscription Introduction Jan. 30, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Bombardier hopes to land a major, blue-chip order for its CSeries this year but otherwise isn’t counting on significant orders for its flagship airliner. Officials don’t have available delivery slots… Read More

Air Berlin, Europe’s ninth carrier, announces serious makeover

By Bjorn Fehrm October 06, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: Air Berlin, Germany’s second airline and Europe’s ninth largest carrier by passengers carried, announced that it will wet-lease 40 aircraft to Lufthansa together with many European routes, concentrate all tourist… Read More

ATR targets Bombardier’s last stronghold: the USA

May 17, 2016, © Leeham Co.: ATR, the dominant manufacturer of turboprop airliners, last week undertook its first major marketing push in the USA in 10 years. The US has been the exclusive domain for passenger turboprop service… Read More

ATR begins US tour, part owner wants to divorce Airbus

May 3, 2016, © Leeham Co.: ATR, the maker of the ATR turbo-prop, is beginning a tour of its aircraft in the US, the last uncontested domain for the rival Bombardier Q400. ATR won orders for its ATR-42/72… Read More

PW Canada continues next-gen turboprop development despite airplane demand uncertainty

  March 24, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Pratt & Whitney Canada (PWC) continues development of the next generation turboprop engine, even as low oil prices reduce the attractiveness of turboprop airplanes. Few believe oil prices won’t creep back… Read More

Bombardier earnings preview

Subscription required Introduction Feb. 16, 2016, ©  Leeham Co.: Bombardier’s fourth quarter and full year 2015 financial results will be reported Wednesday, and we don’t expect the situation to be pretty. Yes, officials will highlight the recent closing… 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?