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Leeham News and Comment

Intelligence for the Aviation Industry
  1. Bjorn’s Corner: Pitch stability, Part 3

    December 7, 2018, ©. Leeham News: Last week we looked at the pitch stability of an aircraft wing with fuselage. We could see the combination was unstable. Now we add a rear wing called a horizontal stabilizer to... Read More

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  2. Boeing deal, “crucial to Embraer survival,” in doubt

    Update, Dec. 7: Embraer to appeal injunction. According to the Google translation of a Brazilian newspaper, the injunction appears to be intended to halt any completion of the deal during the interim between the November presidential election and... Read More

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  3. Breaking News: Brazilian court blocks Boeing-Embraer deal, reports Reuters

    Dec. 6, 2018: A Brazilian court has blocked the proposed joint venture between Boeing and Embraer, reports Reuters. Details are just emerging. More reporting to come.

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  4. NMA must stand on its own business case

    Dec. 6, 2018, © Leeham News: The prospective Boeing 797 (NMA) must stand on its own business case and not rely on aftermarket contracts for a profitable program, reports investment bank JP Morgan. JPM’s aerospace analyst Seth Seifman... Read More

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  5. Is the A380 less economical than a 777-300ER?

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  6. A380 suffers new blow, future remains bleak

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  7. Pontifications: More hints NMA is a “go”

    Dec. 3, 2018, © Leeham News: Safran, the French company that is a 50% partner in CFM International, believes Boeing will launch the New Midmarket Airplane next year. Safran held its investors day last Thursday. In sideline conversation,... Read More

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  8. Bjorn’s Corner: Pitch stability, Part 2

    November 30, 2018, ©. Leeham News: Last week we started a series on pitch stability of aircraft. It has actuality as the reason Boeing introduced the now well-known MCAS (Maneuver Characteristic Augmentation System) was to improve the pitch... Read More

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  9. Is Airbus working on a 200t A330neo Regional?

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  10. Indonesian authorities release preliminary Lion Air crash report

    By Bjorn Fehrm November 28, 2018, © Leeham News.: The Indonesian National Transportation Safety Committee (KNKT) has released the preliminary report about the fatal flight Lion Air LNI610. The report is 78 pages and gives added information in... Read More

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