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Leeham News and Comment

Intelligence for the Aviation Industry
  1. Bjorn’s Corner: Supersonic transport revival, Part 15. Wrap-up.

    November 16, 2018, ©. Leeham News: In the last 14 Corners we have discussed the challenges faceing the new SuperSonic Transport (SST) projects, 50 years after the Concorde took flight. The challenges faceing projects from Aerion Supersonic, Boom... Read More

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  2. How useful is an NMA, Part 6

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  3. Boeing’s automatic trim for the 737 MAX was not disclosed to the Pilots

    By Bjorn Fehrm November 14, 2018, © Leeham News.: The automatic trim Boeing introduced on the 737 MAX, called MCAS, was news to us last week. Graver, it was news to the Pilots flying the MAX since 18... Read More

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  4. A330neo backlog faces challenging skyline

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  5. Pontifications: Writing had been on the wall for years for Q400 sale; CRJ is next

    Nov. 12, 2018, © Leeham News: The writing had really been on the wall for the past few years, regardless what the corporate line was: Bombardier was one day going to sell the Q400 program or shut it... Read More

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  6. Bjorn’s Corner: Supersonic transport revival, Part 14

    November 9, 2018, ©. Leeham News: In last week’s Corner we compared the GE Affinity, the Mach 1.4 engine for the Arion AS2, to the engine of the Concorde when both propel a Mach 2 Supersonic Transport. We... Read More

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  7. Bombardier announces sale of Q400 program, exploring options for CRJ

    Nov. 8, 2018, © Leeham News: Bombardier today announced the sale of its slow-selling, aging Q400 turboprop program to Canada’s Viking Air. The press release from Viking’s parent company is here. Viking previously purchased out-of-production Bombardier/de Havilland aircraft... Read More

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  8. How useful is an NMA, Part 5

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  9. Boeing issues 737 Operations Manual Bulletin after Lion Air accident

    By Bjorn Fehrm November 7, 2018, © Leeham News.: Boeing issued a message to the operators of 737 MAX aircraft yesterday to remind their pilots of the procedures if an unreliable Angle Of Attack (AOA) information is suspected... Read More

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  10. Airbus A330-800 first flight

    By Bjorn Fehrm November 6, 2018, © Leeham News in Toulouse. The Airbus A330-800, the smaller of the A330neo variants, took off for its first flight in Toulouse today. It’s the fourth member of the A330neo flight test... Read More

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