Pontifications: Boeing takes another charge on tanker program; What’s next?

July 20, 2015, © Leeham Co.: Boeing on Friday took another charges against its USAF aerial refueling tanker program, the KC-46A, this time $536m after taxes ($855m before taxes). This brings the charges to date to more than $800m… Read More

Options for Singapore Airlines to operate direct flights to the US.

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required. July 20, 2015 © Leeham Co. Last week week we wrote about how Singapore Airlines is in talks with Airbus and Boeing to find a suitable solution for its Ultra-Long Haul airplane needs…. Read More

Go Hawks!

July 19, 2015: For those who followed this column for some time, you know we favor the Seattle Seahawks. Boeing has painted another 747-8F in Seahawks colors, so we are indulging to post some photos Boeing released today.

Bjorn’s Corner: hot summer, hot engines

17 July 2015, ©. Leeham Co: It is summer in south of Europe and we have had over 30°C/86°F for weeks. It makes one realize the conditions where the engines have to work over their flat rating point in… Read More

Airbus in talks with Singapore for ultra-long range airplane; “A350-900LR” likely

July 14, 2015 © Leeham Co. Singapore Airlines is in talks with Airbus and Boeing about an Ultra-Long Haul airplane that can fly from Singapore to the US non-stop. The talks were first reported by Bloomberg News June… Read More

Pontifications: Make a Wish, AA responds

July 13, 2015: I’m traveling. Pontifications this week and next will be “grabs” from YouTube. The first is a short video of a young boy with a heart condition who wishes to be a pilot for American Airlines,… Read More

Boeing 777X heading towards design freeze a bit heavier than planned.

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required Introduction July 12, 2015, © Leeham Co. As we reported from Boeing’s Paris Air Show briefing, Boeing’s 777X project is progressing to a design freeze later in 2015. At the briefing everything was… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Electrical flight, how real?

10 July 2015, ©. Leeham Co: We have just witnessed the first solar electrical aircraft, Solar Impulse 2, cross the ocean from Tokyo to Hawaii. Today, Friday, Airbus Group will cross the English Channel with a battery powered… Read More

Mid-Year pause: warning signs for Airbus and Boeing?

Subscription required. Introduction July 9, 2015, © Leeham Co. At the half way point of 2015, there are a number of signs emerging that require some interpretation. Some are signs of caution. Others are Go Slow. Summary China’s… Read More

Boeing’s McNerney on 787 costs, obsoleting airplanes

July 8, 2015: Bloomberg News interviewed Jim McNerney, then-CEO of The Boeing Co., June 15 at the Paris Air Show. (McNerney relinquished his CEO title a week later to Dennis Muilenburg.) Although McNerney got it wrong on the… Read More