Bjorn’s Corner: Why did Ethiopian Airlines ET302 and Lion Air JT610 crash?

March 22, 2019, ©. Leeham News: Last week we covered what we knew about the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crash. In the passing week, more facts have been revealed. We also have the first lead why both the… Read More

Congestion costs billions, but airlines show little concern

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Boeing didn’t want to re-engine the 737–but had design standing by

March 20, 2019, © Leeham News: With nearly 400 Boeing 737 MAXes grounded across the globe, few will remember that Boeing didn’t really want to do the MAX. Officials in 2010-2011 engineered the MAX as a fallback airplane… Read More

Pontifications: Fluid, dynamic events upend MAX story

Special Edition March 20, 2019, © Leeham Co: I’ve been covering or employed in commercial aviation since 1979. I’m an aviation historian buff. I’ve read all about the groundings of the Douglas DC-6, Lockheed Constellation, Martin 202 and… Read More

Impact to Boeing for MAX grounding assessed

Subscription Required Introduction March 19, 2019, © Leeham News: The impact of the grounding of the 737 MAX to Boeing will hurt, but the effect likely will be short term. The most recent grounding of an airliner was… Read More

Pontifications: 737 MAX events remind of Lockheed Electra story

March 18, 2019, © Leeham News: There’s a saying that history repeats itself. When it comes to the crisis of the Boeing 737 MAX, I’m reminded of the crisis Lockheed faced in 1959-1960 when the Electra propjet crashed… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: The Ethiopian Airline’s Flight 302 crash

March 15, 2019, ©. Leeham News: With the crash in the weekend of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 we take a break from the Yaw and Roll stability discussions to look at what happened Sunday. The 737 MAX 8… Read More

Embraer presents weak 2018 results as the E-Jet E2 transition sets in

By Bjorn Fehrm March 14, 2018, ©. Leeham News: Embraer presented its Fourth Quarter and Full-year 2018 results today. The company posted a tiny profit after a year where the Commercial aircraft division started the transition to the… Read More

Cutting A220 costs is an ‘ongoing exercise’ for Airbus

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Commentary: Boeing’s Tylenol moment and the need for radical transparency

By Judson Rollins March 13, 2019, © Leeham News: The traveling public’s faith in Boeing – and that of regulators in dozens of countries – has clearly taken a beating. The 737 MAX has now been grounded or… Read More