The Regional Aircraft Fleet

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Oct. 11, 2021, © Leeham News: The regional aircraft market, defined as aircraft seating 100 or fewer passengers in standard configurations, has fewer OEM players than before. Embraer’s E175-E2 The Bombardier CRJ,… Read More

Outlook 2021: Russia and China

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction Jan. 14, 2021, © Leeham News: China and Russia are both developing a single-aisle domestic airliner in the A320/737 MAX class, a regional turboprop in the ATR 72 class, and is jointly… Read More

Chinese and Russian Widebody takes shape. Part 5.

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction February 12, 2018, © Leeham Co.: In the fourth article about the Chinese/Russian wide-body, CR929, we analyzed the engine selection for the aircraft. Now we continue with a first performance analysis of… Read More

Chinese and Russian Widebody takes shape. Part 4.

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction February 1, 2018, © Leeham Co.: In the third article about the Chinese/Russian widebody, CR929, we looked at the challenges the aircraft poses to the involved manufacturers. Now we continue with analyzing… Read More

Chinese and Russian Widebody takes shape: Part 2.

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction January 18, 2018, © Leeham Co.: In the first article about the Chinese/Russian widebody, the CR929, we described the route to a joint program company and the launch of the project. We… Read More

Chinese and Russian Widebody Project takes shape

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction January 15, 2018, © Leeham Co.: The Chinese and Russian Widebody program started in earnest over the last year. After signing a joint venture agreement in 2016, the project now has a… Read More

MC-21 and C919 compared. Part 3.

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required. Introduction June 15, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: We continued the comparison of Irkut’s MC-21 and COMAC’s C919 last week with an analysis of the cabins and systems. The week before, we compared project time… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Aircraft engines, sum up

April 14, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: We’ve been talking engines on Fridays since October 2016. The Corners covered several areas, from technologies to operations. And we could go on and dig deeper. But we will move on. Before we go,… Read More

Irkut MC-21 missing ultimate load test

By Bjorn Fehrm April 05, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: United Aircraft’s IRKUT MC-21 passed 90% of the static Ultimate load test end February at the TsAGI test institute in Moscow, reports ATO.RU. But the aircraft failed the 100% test. The… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: The Engine challenge

  October 21, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: In our Corners on East bloc aeronautical industries, we could see that the hardest part to master in a new civilian airliner is the engine. Both new airliners from Russia and… Read More