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Leeham News and Comment

Intelligence for the Aviation Industry: Value*Performance*Reliability
  1. VLA era is over; are 777X, A350-1000 too large?

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  2. Pontifications: Why Embraer downplayed range of EJet

    June 18, 2018, © Leeham News: Bjorn Fehrm on Thursday wrote (behind the paywall) that Embraer seems to be selling the E190-E2 short when it comes to range. Embraer’s published range is 2,850nm. But Bjorn discovered that the... Read More

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  3. Bjorn’s Corner: Largest navigation change since radar

    June 15, 2018, ©. Leeham News: The worldwide aviation is heading for its largest navigation change since VOR and Radar was introduced after the Second World War. When scheduled airline traffic started in the late 1920s, navigation was... Read More

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  4. Is Embraer selling the E190-E2 short?

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  5. Airbus-C Series closing a “positive catalyst,” say analysts

    June 13, 2018, © Leeham News: The news Friday that Airbus and Bombardier concluded the deal in which Airbus takes a 50.01% ownership in the C Series program was greeted favorably by two analyst reports LNC saw. Credit... Read More

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  6. Airbus risks losing market share if it doesn’t boost A350 production

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  7. Pontifications: Photo essay

    June 11, 2018, (c) Leeham News: In a change of pace, here are a number of photos gathered from recent visits to museums in the US and Canada. The Lockheed L-1049 Constellation of the Airline History Museum in... Read More

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  8. Airbus-C Series deal closes July 1; presents challenges for Boeing, Embraer

    June 8, 2018, © Leeham News: Airbus assumes its 50.01% majority stake in the Bombardier C Series program July 1, the two companies announced today. The company is called C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership, or CSALP. The CS100... Read More

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  9. Airbus-C Series deal to close July 1

    Note: A press conference follows today. Here is the press release issued by Airbus and Bombardier. Airbus, Bombardier and Investissement Québec agree C Series Partnership closing effective July 1, 2018 Airbus to acquire majority stake in the C... Read More

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  10. Bjorn’s Corner: Aircraft stability, Part 9

    June 8, 2018, ©. Leeham News: In the last Corner we discussed how a pilot uses the advanced Automatic Flight Control System (AFCS) on modern high-end business jets and airliners. Now we will discuss what separates the high-end (and... Read More

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