Bjorn’s Corner: Why e in ePlane shall stand for environment, Part 7.

January 31, 2020, ©. Leeham News: We now look at ways to increase the fuel efficiency of our airliner and by it, improve the CO2 situation for our environment. Let’s start with understanding where we are with the… Read More

Boeing looks to produce about 220 MAXes in 2020

By Scott Hamilton Jan. 30, 2020, © Leeham News: Boeing appears preparing to produce around 220 737 MAXes this year. Spirit AeroSystems announced this morning that it reached agreement with Boeing to supply 220 fuselages in 2020. The… Read More

With Boeing’s 737 MAX delivered to storage instead of customers, unique cost and revenue insights can be gained, Part 2.

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction January 30, 2020, © Leeham News: The last three-quarters of non-delivered Boeing 737 MAX production has exposed the internals of an airliner OEM as never before. By comparing the second, third and… Read More

Boeing MAX production will restart, build slowly

By Scott Hamilton Jan. 29, 2020, © Leeham News: Restarting production of the Boeing 737 MAX assembly lines will be slow, methodical and paced to avoid adding to inventory of about 400 airplanes in storage. This was one… Read More

Boeing posts 2019 loss, IDs $9.2bn in additional MAX charges, costs

Jan. 29, 2020, © Leeham News: Boeing today announced a full year loss for 2019, as expected. Revenue of $76.6bn, GAAP loss per share of ($1.12) and core (non-GAAP)* loss per share of ($3.47) Operating cash flow of… Read More

Calhoun faces first test on labor issues

By Bryan Corliss Jan. 29, 2020 © Leeham News — Two weeks into the job, and new Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun is already facing his first labor-management showdown, with SPEEA, the union for engineers and technical workers at… Read More

Assessing airlines’ narrowbody replacement needs

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Jan. 27, 2020, © Leeham News: The Boeing 737 MAX crisis appears headed for resolution within a few months. Stephen Dickson, the administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, told American, Southwest and… Read More

Pontifications: Back to drawing board on NMA, Boeing’s CEO says

Jan. 27, 2020, © Leeham News: Back to the drawing board. So to speak. There is no drawing board, of course, but, rather, computer design. In his first media conference last week as president and CEO of The… Read More

Third time is the charm: 777X takes to the sky today

By Scott Hamilton Jan. 25, 2020, © Leeham News: The third time was the charm. After being rained out Thursday and scrubbing the first flight Friday due to high winds, Boeing successfully launched the 777X into the air… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Why e in ePlane shall stand for environment, Part 6.

January 24, 2020, ©. Leeham News: In the last Corners we tested some of the ideas why electric/hybrid propulsion would be more efficient and found the ideas could be easier and better implemented with existing technology, yet they… Read More