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

The regional market and scope clauses

By Bjorn Fehrm January 17, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: Union contract Scope Clauses–the provision limiting the weight, capacity or number of aircraft operated by airlines for major carriers–are unlikely to be modified any time soon, panelists at the Air Finance… Read More

Bombardier makes it official: CSeries exceeds advertised numbers

Ross Mitchell, VP of Business Acquisitions, Bombardier, discusses cabin modularity and flexibility for the CSeries at the 2015 Paris Air Show. June 14, 2015, Paris Air Show: Bombardier made it official today, the pre-event of the opening of… Read More

Bombardier sees solid future for CRJ

March 20, 2015: C. Leeham Co. Bombardier’s current challenges don’t end with the CSeries. The company has seen its once-dominate positions in the regional jet and turbo prop markets decline precipitously. The CRJ struggles in its sales against… Read More

Bombardier changing the message on the Q400 to emphasize flexbility

March 19, 2015: C. Leeham Co. Bombardier’s current challenges don’t end with the CSeries. The company has seen its once-dominate positions in the regional jet and turbo prop markets decline precipitously. The CRJ struggles in its sales against… Read More

Rebuilding confidence at Bombardier

Subscription Required This week the Malay government announced an order for 20 CSeries CS100s. for a new airline. Introduction March 17, 2015: c. Leeham Co. Turmoil at Bombardier, both financial and with the departure of several key personnel,… Read More

Pontifications: From the sidelines of the ISTAT conference, Notes #2

March 13, 2015: More Notes from the sidelines at the ISTAT conference this week in Phoenix. Boeing 777 production rates and advancing schedule Randy Tinseth, Boeing VP-Marketing, predictably stuck to Boeing messaging Monday at the ISTAT conference when… Read More

ISTAT: Bombardier vs Embraer: unsurprisingly, differing views

March 9, 2015: Ross Mitchell, vice president of business development, Bombardier, and John Slattery, chief commercial officer for Embraer, squared off today at the ISTAT conference. Below is a paraphrased summary of their panel discussion.