2019 Paris Air Show Preview

By Vincent Valery Subscription Required June 3, 2019, © Leeham News: The 2019 Paris Air Show kicks off in two weeks at the Le Bourget Exhibition Center. In this preview, we will go over what to expect from… Read More

Pontifications: By accident of timing, convergence of events, Mitsubishi is now well positioned to become major RJ player

May 13, 2019, © Leeham News: The regional jetliner industry is on the cusp of a major shift. Bombardier is exiting commercial aviation. The company already is under contract to sell the Q400. It’s CRJ program is for… Read More

2019 Outlook: Irkut leads Russia’s airliner industry

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction January 3, 2019, © Leeham News.: The last year was a quiet year for the airliner side of Irkut Corporation (Irkut). It continued testing its two MC-21 single-aisle airliners and rolled out… Read More

Embraer ponders new, smaller jet

Subscription Required Introduction March 5, 2018, © Leeham Co.: News emerged last week that Embraer is considering a new jet family smaller than its current E2 line. This would replace the E170, which Embraer decided not to upgrade… Read More

US ponders Russia sanctions, some affecting US aerospace

Oct. 27, 2017, © Leeham Co.: The US is considering new trade sanctions against Russia, and Russia is considering retaliatory sanctions, that could have major implications in US aerospace—including on Boeing. The US sanctions would be for meddling… Read More

Pontifications: JADC 20-year forecast: VLA, NMA and other data

July 24, 2017, © Leeham Co.: The Japan Aircraft Development Corp (JADC) just published its 2017-2037 jet and turboprop forecast. JADC forecasts a demand for 33,336 jet airliners and some 2,000 turboprops. JADC is partly owned by Mitsubishi,… Read More

Assessing the SSJ100 future

Subscription Required Introduction Feb. 20, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Sukhoi is Russia’s attempt at reentering the commercial airliner business. The SSJ100 regional jet is, by most accounts, an attractive SSJ100 in CityJet colors. CityJet is one of two… Read More

Pontifications: Embraer, contrary to others, looks to momentum in 2017

Jan. 3, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Airbus, Boeing and Bombardier look toward 2017 as a bit of a punk year, as detailed in our Look Ahead for subscribers only. Not so by Embraer. In an exclusive interview, John… Read More

2017: the year ahead

Subscription Required Introduction Jan. 3, 2017, © Leeham Co.: The New Year is here and it doesn’t look like a good one for commercial aerospace, if measured against previous outstanding years. There are some troubling signs ahead, piling… Read More

Less desirable aircraft for lessors

Subscription Required Introduction Part 3: Oct. 24, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Lessors select aircraft to add to their portfolios based on several basic criteria: Is it a good airplane? How are the economics? Is there, or will there… Read More