P&W, Embraer pause E175-E2 engine; MTU writes off investment, sees no revenue in future for SpaceJet engine

By Scott Hamilton Exclusive: Dec. 21, 2021, © Leeham News: Pratt & Whitney and Embraer agreed to suspend further development and production of the PW1700G for three years, LNA learned. PW and Embraer did not respond to inquiries…. Read More

HOTR: Restarting M100 SpaceJet program is a very, very long runway

By the Leeham News Team Dec. 21, 2021, © Leeham News: Speculation that Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) may restart the M100 SpaceJet program seems unrealistic. The consulting firm Avascent on Dec. 8 reported that MHI and the Japanese… Read More

Pontifications: The reshaped commercial aviation sector

July 12, 2021, © Leeham News: With Washington State and the US open for business following nearly 18 months of COVID-pandemic shut-down, there is a lot of optimism in commercial aviation. In the US, airline passenger traffic headcounts… Read More

Mitsubishi’s MHIRJ expanding MRO floor space by 100,000 sf

Subscription Required Now open to all Readers By Scott Hamilton Part 2 of 2. Part 1 appeared here. Introduction June 1, 2021, © Leeham News: It’s been one year today since Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) closed the acquisition… Read More

Mitsubishi grows ex-Bombardier business even as SpaceJet rests in limbo

Subscription Required Now open to all Readers By Scott Hamilton Part 1 of 2 Parts Introduction May 31, 2021, © Leeham News: June 1 is the first anniversary of the acquired by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries of the Bombardier… Read More

The SpaceJet impact on MHI’s finances

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   May 17, 2021, © Leeham News: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) officially launched the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) program on March 28, 2008, at the end of its 2007 fiscal year. The Japanese… Read More

Small jet demand likely to stay depressed after COVID

Subscription Required By Judson Rollins Introduction  January 25, 2020, © Leeham News: As passenger travel trickles back to life, one trend that’s already apparent is a long-term diminution of airline yields in most regions. This is largely driven… Read More

Pontifications: Outlook 2021 Series begins today

Jan. 4, 2021, © Leeham News: Beginning today through next week, Leeham News presents its annual Outlook series for the coming year. We’ve been doing this for years. In recent years, the Outlook reflected continued growth in commercial… Read More

Pontifications: Earnings previews Airbus, Boeing; Watching Mitsubishi

Oct. 26, 2020, © Leeham News: It’s earnings call week for Boeing and Airbus. And Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is said to plan an announcement “freezing” development of the SpaceJet. Let’s preview these events.

Boeing’s Renton plant may close from 2033: Analysis

Subscription Required Now open to all Readers. Introduction Aug. 10, 2020, © Leeham News: With Boeing likely to consolidate 787 production in Charleston (SC), reflecting a rate of 6/mo, the future of assembly in Puget Sound rears its… Read More