Boeing sees “healthy” future for 767

Aug. 19. 2015, © Leeham Co. Boeing sees a “healthy” future for the 767 commercial line, but won’t comment whether this includes an effort to rekindle interest for passenger airlines, or if the future is strictly for cargo carriers…. Read More

Air Force shouldn’t proceed with production rate decision, GAO said

 A chemical mislabeled and fueled into the first KC-46A means a delay of one month of its first flight, the USAF said yesterday. Aug. 18, 2015, (c) Leeham Co. The US Air Force should not proceed with a… Read More

Pontifications: Storm warnings ahead

Aug. 17, 2015 (c) Leeham Co: Sometimes I never know what’s going to exercise readers. Sometimes it’s obvious. Last week it wasn’t. Our post last week about the formidable challenges still facing Bombardier for the CSeries brought some… Read More

Airbus’ and Boeing’s Payload/Range for Dual Aisle.

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required. Introduction Aug. 17 2015, ©. Leeham Co: In our series over Boeing’s changes to its configuration rule sets, we will now continue with the dual aisle aircraft. Here the differences between Airbus and Boeing… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Holiday times

14 August 2015, ©. Leeham Co: It is holiday time in Europe and a lot of the European industry is shut down for summer break. This includes the Airbus Final Assembly Line (FAL) in Toulouse. Industrial holiday shut… Read More

Airbus’ and Boeing’s Payload/Range for Single Aisle

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required. Introduction Aug. 13 2015, ©. Leeham Co: Boeing this month changed the way it presents its aircraft in important areas like seating, weight and performance configurations, in short its “rule set.” After using a… Read More

Mitigating risk, lessons learned as Boeing heads into MAX, 777X production

Aug. 12, 2015, © Leeham Co. Mitigating risk and taking lessons learned from across the entire 7-Series families are key to improving productivity, cutting costs and preparing for the transition from the 737NG to the MAX and from… Read More

B/E Aerospace sees “flat” widebody deliveries through 2016

Aug. 12, 2015, © Leeham Co.: Widebody deliveries are “flat as a pancake” and will remain so through 2016 before going up, driven by the Airbus A350, says a major supplier. Officials of B/E Aerospace appeared yesterday at… Read More

Blockbuster deal for PCP: analysts’ first take

August 11, 2015: Berkshire Hathaway’s blockbuster $37bn acquisition proposal for Precision Castparts (stock symbol NYSE:PCP) takes one of the aerospace industry’s major suppliers out of the public trading and into one of the scores of Warren Buffet’s stable… Read More

C Series: challenges ahead

Subscription Required Introduction Bombardier CS300 (L) and CS100 (R). Click on image to enlarge. Photo via Google images. Aug. 10, 2015, (c) Leeham Co. Bombardier came away from the Paris Air Show with positive reviews after finally displaying… Read More