Seventeen new, derivative aircraft to see EIS through 2020

Subscription Required Introduction Delivery of the first Bombardier CS300, to AirBaltic, next week kicks off entry-into-service for 17 airplanes through 2020. Bombardier photo. Oct. 20, 2016, © Leeham Co.: The past decade was a hive of activity as… Read More

Airline assets and lessor assets: Bombardier and Embraer

Subscription Required Part 2. Part 1 may be found here. Introduction Bombardier invented the regional jet. Despite some sales these days, the CRJ was eclipsed by the Embraer J-Jet. Bombardier photo. Oct. 10, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Regional… Read More

ISTAT Europe 2016: Regional aircraft market

By Bjorn Fehrm September 26, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: We are reporting from ISTAT (International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading) 2016 in Barcelona. The regional aircraft panel, discussing the future for the regional aircraft market, featured Embraer, Bombardier, Mitsubishi… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner; The Russian civil aircraft engine companies

  September 23, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: In our Corners on East bloc aeronautical industries, we now look at the main Russian civil aircraft engine companies. As with the aircraft side, there is one overall Russian engine company since 2008,… Read More

Analysis: Sukhoi’s regional jet SSJ100, Part 2

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required Introduction 21 January 2016, ©. Leeham Co: The first part of our analysis, published Monday, looked at Russia’s first effort to design and aircraft to penetrate the Western airplane market, Sukhoi Superjet (SSJ100)…. Read More

Analysis: Sukhoi’s regional jet Superjet 100

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required Introduction 18 January 2016, © Leeham Co: Russian aircraft have never succeeded in penetrating the Western market. But then they never really tried, until now. They were designed for the Soviet Union captive… Read More

Embraer’s fundamental advantages

Subscription Required  Introduction With the first Embraer E-Jet E2 under assembly, we take a look at the E1 and E2 programs in the run-up to roll-out of the E-190 E2 next year and projected Entry Into Service (EIS)… Read More

Mitsubishi opens Seattle Engineering Center ahead of MRJ90 first flight

August 3, 2015, © Leeham Co.: Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. today opened its Seattle Engineering Center jointly with local company AeroTEC in advance of the first flight of the MRJ90 in September or October. During the second quarter of next… 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

Order cycle may have peaked for mainline single-aisles, but smaller jet cycle booming

Feb 24, 2015: The mainline jet orders get the headlines, and the focus on the order cycle, but the smaller jets have yet to see their order cycle peak. Goldman Sachs downgraded Boeing to a Sell this week,… Read More