Assessing the China market

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Boeing KC-46A first flight

Sept. 30, 2015: Boeing Friday launched the first flight of the USAF KC-46A aerial refueling tanker. The event was seven months late and all the program margin has been eaten up by the delays, but this was a… Read More

Pontifications: Boeing moves in China only the beginning

Sept. 28, 2015, (c) Leeham Co.:The move by Boeing to establish a 737 Completion Center in China is only one step in a series of moves to increase its footprint there. Boeing also said it will join with… Read More

Evaluating airliner performance, Part 3

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Evaluating airliner performance, Part 2

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Boeing announces big China order–but how big is it, really?

Sept. 24, 2015, (c) Leeham Co. Boeing yesterday announced a deal pegged at $38bn for 300 jets for China, timing the announcement with the State visit to Seattle of Chinese President Xi Jinping. Orders and Commitments for Boeing… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: USAF Tanker program

By Bjorn Fehrm 25 September 2015, ©. Leeham Co: When Scott Hamilton asked me to give my view on his article “Pontifications: Duelling refuelling tankers” I accepted. I was not involved in the project and was only following… Read More

Muilenburg’s opportunity with Boeing unions

Sept. 23, 2015, © Leeham Co. The plan to open a 737 Completion Center in China is an opportunity for Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA). It’s also an opportunity for Dennis Muilenburg, who was named chief executive officer of… Read More

Chinese 737 Completion Center makes tactical, strategic sense

Sept. 22, 2015, © Leeham Co. The expected announcement by Boeing and Chinese President Xi during his state visit to Seattle this week that Boeing will develop a Completion Center for the 737 in China is a significant… Read More

Pontifications: Dueling refueling tankers

Sept. 21, 2015, © Leeham Co.: This Friday, Sept. 25, is the date that at long last, Boeing and the US Air Force expect the first flight of the KC-46A that is equipped with the fueling system. A… Read More