Boeing MAX crisis dominated 2019 Top stories

By Scott Hamilton Dec. 30, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing and the 737 MAX dominated the Top 10 Stories on Leeham News in 2019. This should surprise no one. The year-end late-breaking news that Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg… Read More

Holiday publishing schedule

Dec. 23, 2019: Except for 2019’s Top 10 Stories, LNA is going to try and take off publishing from Christmas Eve through New Year’s Day. However, if there is breaking news, we’ll report it.

Analysis: Boeing’s priority after recertifying, delivering MAX: remake the Board

Editor’s Note: Just last night I wrote this piece for publication on Jan. 6 as Pontifications. The news today of Dennis Muilenburg’s ouster causes acceleration. By Scott Hamilton Jan. 6, 2020, Dec. 23, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing’s… Read More

Analysis: Calhoun’s insider status raises question: is he the one to pull Boeing out of its dive?

Analysis By Scott Hamilton Dec. 23, 2019, © Leeham News: The Boeing Board of Directors has fired Dennis Muilenburg. Board chairman David Calhoun was named president and CEO, effective next month. The delay is required while Calhoun resigns… Read More

Breaking News: Muilenburg out, Calhoun becomes president and CEO, Kellner named chairman

Dec. 23, 2019: Boeing press release: (Leeham News analysis to come.) New Leadership to Bring Renewed Commitment to Transparency and Better Communication With Regulators and Customers in Safely Returning the 737 MAX to Service CHICAGO, Dec. 23, 2019… Read More

Boeing tells union: MAX production halt “weeks;” others see months

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton and Byran Corliss Introduction Dec. 23, 2019, © Leeham News: The Boeing 737 MAX production shut down will be measured in “weeks,” Boeing told one of its unions. But “weeks” is a highly … Read More

Pontifications: There was other news in 2019 besides MAX. Really.

Dec. 23, 2019, © Leeham News: The Boeing 737 MAX crisis clearly dominated the news this year. It’s felt like the aviation stories have been all-MAX, all-the-time. Believe it or not, there was aviation news other than the… Read More

Boeing union creates strike fund for 2024 contract negotiations

Dec. 21, 2019, © Leeham News: The International Association of Machinists District 751, the touch-labor union at Boeing’s Seattle-area plants, launched a campaign for a strike fund this week. The current labor contract expires in September 2024, five… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Why e in ePlane shall stand for environment, Part 2.

December 20, 2019, ©. Leeham News: We continue our series why e in ePlane shall stand for environment and not electric. If our target is to lower the environmental footprint from air transport we must have a target… Read More

Why did Qantas choose Airbus’ A350-1000 for project Sunrise?

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction December 19, 2019, © Leeham News: Qantas Airways declared the Airbus A350-1000 the winner for its project Sunrise last week. After two years of competition with Boeing’s 777-8, it was the preferred… Read More