Bjorn’s Corner: The challenges of airliner development. Part 21. Production Certificate

September 17, 2021, ©. Leeham News: Last week, we looked at the Production facilities and tooling. In order to bring in revenue, we need to deliver aircraft.  But to have the right to deliver aircraft we need a… Read More

Is cargo capacity deciding passenger airliner choice?

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Sep. 16, 2021, © Leeham News: LNA has so far compared the performance of both factory and converted freighter aircraft. We will continue the cargo-themed series by analyzing how cargo capacity might… Read More

Boeing; 20-year aircraft demand back to pre-pandemic level

By Bjorn Fehrm September 14, 2021, ©. Leeham News: Boeing released its yearly commercial aircraft demand forecast today. Over the next 20 years, the demand for single-aisle aircraft is past pre-covid levels at more than 32,000 aircraft, with… Read More

Pontifications: How Airbus maneuvered Boeing into launching a re-engined 737

Sept. 13, 2021, © Leeham News: Tomorrow night the US PBS network broadcasts an hour-long special examining the Boeing 737 MAX crisis. Here is a preview. Afterward, the show will stream on PBS’s Frontline website. I sat for… Read More

C919 EIS target year end; production rate forecast is aggressive

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Introduction Sept. 13, 2021, © Leeham News: The first COMAC C919 is supposed to be delivered to China Eastern Airlines before the end of the year. If so, it will be the milestone… Read More

9/11 20 Years Later

Bjorn’s Corner: The challenges of airliner development. Part 20. Production site and facilities

September 10, 2021, ©. Leeham News: Last week, we looked at the Rig design and manufacture for ground and flight testing.  We are now at the stage in our program (Figure 1) where we shall have scouted and… Read More

Is the Bedek 777-300ERSF freighter a threat to the 777F?

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction September 9, 2021, © Leeham News: In our series on freighters, we now look at the new large conversion freighter from GECAS and IAI Bedek, the 777-300ERSF. How much of a threat… Read More

Air Wars: The Global Combat Between Airbus and Boeing

By Scott Hamilton Sept. 7, 2021, (c) Leeham News: My book, Air Wars: The Global Combat Between Airbus and Boeing, is now available on Amazon. Three years in the making—delayed by the need to include the Boeing 737… Read More

Pontifications: David Joyce fills key void on Boeing’s Board

Sept. 6, 2021, © Leeham News: Last week’s election of David Joyce to the Boeing Board of Directors fills a glaring hole of talent and expertise that’s been missing from the Board for years. Joyce, an outside director,… Read More