Cost cuts remains priority, challenge at Boeing

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Pontifications: Passenger experience and the WOW factor

June 29, 2015, © Leeham Co. Back on June 1, I wrote in this column I had yet to experience traveling on the Airbus A380, which entered service in 2007. The A380 doesn’t serve Seattle, where I live, and… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: What Paris Air Show taught us about East and West.

  25 June 2015, © Leeham Co: With a few days in the office one can look back at Paris Air Show with a bit of perspective. So what are the impressions? It was surprising how many orders… Read More

Boeing’s MOP and Iran’s nuke program

June 25, 2015: We don’t often stray into military topics, usually confining ourselves to commercial derivative programs like the Boeing P-8 Poseidon, KC-46a, Airbus KC-330 and the like. But, of all places, Politico has an interesting three-screen piece… Read More

Muilenburg becomes Boeing CEO, McNerney non-executive chairman and leaves a mixed legacy

June 23, 2015, c. Leeham Co: Dennis Muilenburg has been named chief executive officer of The Boeing Co., elevating him from president and chief operating officer, the company announced today. Jim McNerney, chairman and chief executive officer of… Read More

Volga deal for 747-8Fs not as solid as assumed by some; production rate reduction likely

June 23, 2015, © Leeham Co. The Memorandum for Understanding for expansion of the Boeing 747-8F fleet of Volga-Dnepr announced at the Paris Air Show is somewhat less than met the eye at the time. Although Boeing said the 20… Read More

Embraer CEO talks about risks

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Pontifications: Final thoughts of the Paris Air Show

Our interview during the Paris Air Show with Tom Williams, president and COO of Airbus Commercial, is now open to all Readers. Williams discussions production, supply chain issues, launch aid for the potential A380neo and more. June 22,… Read More

Airbus wraps up Paris Air Show 2015

June 18, 2015, c. Leeham Co: Airbus traditionally wraps up the Paris Airshow with a Thursday review of their orders during the week. We have the major events captured in pictures, describing what was announced during the week. Boeing… Read More

Odds and Ends from Paris Air Show

A350-1100, A380neo A350-900, 787-10 thrust issues June 18, 2015: The industrial part of the Paris Air Show is over, and here are some closing odds and ends. We may have some more next week when we decompress. A350-1100… Read More