Bjorn’s Corner: Aeroflot SSJ100 crash at Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport

May 10, 2019, ©. Leeham News: An Aeroflot Sukhoi Superjet 100 crash-landed Sunday at Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport and burst into flames. We shall look closer at the likely cause of the accident, which involves the SSJ100 Fly-By-Wire (FBW)… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Time to reassess the safety standards for our airliners

April 26, 2019, ©. Leeham News: In the wake of the 737 MAX crashes the standards to which Boeing and the FAA qualified and approved the 737 MAX MCAS function is questioned. FAA has called the world’s aviation… Read More

2019 Outlook: Will Bombardier exit Commercial aircraft?

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Assessing the future of COMAC programs

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US, EU ignore Chinese, Russian subsidies

Nov. 15, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Government subsidies to commercial aircraft companies appear to be increasing despite the 12-year disputes before the World Trade Organization between Europe and the US over Airbus and Boeing aid. Yet the US… Read More

From zero to 10,000 in 50 years; can COMAC duplicate this achievement?

By Bjorn Fehrm October 19, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: Airbus delivered its 10,000 aircraft last week (Figure 1), an A350-900 delivered to Singapore Airlines. Delivering the 10,000 aircraft after 50 years of start of project is impressive, especially… Read More

Irkut MC-21, first analysis

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required. Introduction Feb. 08, 2016, © Leeham Co: We recently covered China’s COMAC C919 and now the time has come to the other new narrow body aircraft from the old Communist bloc, the Russian MC-21…. Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Exciting 2016

29 January 2016, ©. Leeham Co: In the corner of two weeks ago we did a retrospective of 2015. Time for looking ahead. The year of 2016 will be quite interesting. We had entry into service of the… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Russian aircraft industry.

22 August 2015, ©. Leeham Co: The Russian air show MAKS is taking place in Moscow, on the airfield of Zhukovsky, Southeast of Moscow. The town of Zhukovsky is called the Aero-City of the Russian federation. It houses… Read More

More bizarre twists in the tanker saga

Update, 10:00AM PDT: Defense News has this item that adds more to this increasingly goofy story. A firm named World Aviation Maintenance Co. from Omaha, Neb., is identified as the US company involved in this story–but Google does… Read More