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Leeham News and Comment

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  1. CSeries economy up to 3% better than advertised

    Sept. 19, 2017, © Leeham Co., Montreal: The Bombardier CSeries has proved to be 1% to 3% more fuel efficient in service than advertised, the company revealed last week at its Media Day. The improvements depend on the... Read More

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  2. Assessing the 787 production rate increase

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  3. Pontifications: Next steps in Boeing-Bombardier trade complaint

    Sept. 18, 2017, © Leeham Co.: The US Department of Commerce is due next Monday to hand down its preliminary decision on whether to impose tariffs on Bombardier’s C Series sold to Delta Air Lines. The price dumping... Read More

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  4. Bjorn’s Corner: Electric aircraft, Part 12

    September 15, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: Last week we compared the energy economics of our 10-seater electric commuter to an equivalent commuter with gas turbine power. Now we dig a bit deeper in the operational costs of the two... Read More

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  5. Pratt & Whitney Canada continues development of new airliner turboprop

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  6. Bombardier concedes likely loss in trade complaint, looks to next phase

    Sept. 14, 2017, © Leeham Co., Montréal: Bombardier officials conceded Tuesday that they are likely to lose the price dumping complaint filed by Boeing with the US Department of Commerce. This is the phase in which DOC determines... Read More

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  7. Boeing to boost 787 rate to 14/mo

    Sept. 13, 2017, (c) Leeham Co.: Boeing announced today it will boost the production rate of the 787 to 14/mo in 2019, confounding analysts who believe the rate is not warranted. LNC‘s own analysis agrees. The backlog through... Read More

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  8. Bombardier admits shortfall on Q400, CRJ, vows comeback

    Sept. 13, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Bombardier wasn’t “fully at the top of its game for focus and messaging on the Q400 and CRJ,” a top official admitted Tuesday. But the company is “turning that around” and initial... Read More

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  9. Pratt & Whitney Canada’s hurricane prep for the little guy

    Sept. 12, 2017, (c) Leeham Co., Montreal: Preparations by airlines to evacuate passengers and ultimately their own airplanes from the paths of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma were well covered. The departure of corporate and general aviation airplanes hit... Read More

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  10. British PM seeks Trump help in Boeing-Bombardier complaint

    Sept. 12, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Montreal: Bombardier is holding a media day today and an investors day Thursday, focusing on its commercial airplane division. Today The Times of London revealed that British Prime Minister Theresa May called... Read More

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