NMA is a briar patch, top Airbus salesman says

#AirbusID May 21, 2019, © Leeham News, Toulouse: The chief commercial officer for Airbus half hopes Boeing will step into a briar patch and launch its long-discussed New Midmarket Airplane, but the real message is clear: leave well… Read More

Airbus has the “rock” and “hard place” for Boeing NMA

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This is not simple

By John Cox May 20, 2019, © Leeham News: The latest version of the Boeing 737 is the MAX. It has new engines, new flight deck screens and the latest in-flight entertainment systems for passengers. It is quite… Read More

Pontifications: Mandate sim time for MAX return to the skies

May 20, 2019, © Leeham News: “Safety is our top priority.” So says Dennis Muilenburg, CEO of The Boeing Co. As stories drip, drip, drip out in The Seattle Times, New York Times, Washington Post, The Wall Street… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Why I wouldn’t hesitate to fly on the MAX after the fix

May 18, 2019, ©. Leeham News: We are now two months into the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX because of MCAS. Boeing announced yesterday it has finished the work on the fix and it’s now ready for… Read More

How Boeing named, promoted the MAX in early days

Subscription Required Now open to all readers Introduction May 16, 2019, © Leeham News: As a Congressional investigation into the Federal Aviation Administration’s oversight and certification of the Boeing 737 MAX development ramps up, LNA dipped into its… Read More

Mitsubishi sets stage for announcement at Paris

Subscription Required Introduction By Bryan Corliss May 10, 2019, © Leeham News: Senior officials of Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. said they’ll announce a new concept to replace their proposed MRJ70 at next month’s Paris Air Show. But they’re keeping… Read More

Pontifications: By accident of timing, convergence of events, Mitsubishi is now well positioned to become major RJ player

May 13, 2019, © Leeham News: The regional jetliner industry is on the cusp of a major shift. Bombardier is exiting commercial aviation. The company already is under contract to sell the Q400. It’s CRJ program is for… Read More

Boeing to support MAX simulator demo (Update)

Boeing CFO meetings show confidence in recertifying MAX sooner than later. Returning to pre-grounding production rates will be “gradual.” FAA clearance anticipated in 4-5 weeks. Boeing will urge pilots, regulators to witness simulations of MCAS flight characteristics. NMA,… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Aeroflot SSJ100 crash at Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport

May 10, 2019, ©. Leeham News: An Aeroflot Sukhoi Superjet 100 crash-landed Sunday at Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport and burst into flames. We shall look closer at the likely cause of the accident, which involves the SSJ100 Fly-By-Wire (FBW)… Read More