Update 2: (Boeing modifies offer, strike called off for now) After upbeat air show and 2Q financial report, Boeing faces strike Sunday

Update, 2:45PM (PDT) July 30: Overnight negotiating resulted in a modified offer from Boeing to IAM 837, resulting in postponing the strike set to begin at 12:01 AM CDT Aug. 1. A new vote has been set for… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Sustainable Air Transport. Part 30. Lilium Jet VTOL.

July 28, 2022, ©. Leeham News: This week, we analyze the Lilium Jet VTOL. It’s a vectored thrust design, but it’s different enough in its characteristics from the vectored thrust VTOLs we looked at in Part 28 (Joby… Read More

HOTR: Hexcel gives glimpse at 2030 airplane

By the Leeham News Team July 28, 2022, © Leeham News: Hexcel, a major supplier of composites to Airbus and Boeing, gave a hint of things to come when the next generation narrowbody airplane is developed for late… Read More

Dual or Single Aisle for Long Haul, Part 2

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction July 28, 2022, © Leeham News: Two weeks ago, we started looking at the most economical way to fly long-haul. The single-aisle alternative or stay with the trusted widebody? We laid out… Read More

Airbus 1H profit; delays A320neo production rate hike due to supply chain challenges

July 27, 2022, © Leeham News: Airbus Group today reported flat revenues for the first half, year-over-year but less profit. Revenues for the six months this year were €24.8bn vs €24.6bn. Net income was €$1.9bn vs €2.2bn, a… Read More

Boeing ekes out positive cash flow; earnings numbers mixed; R&D spend jumps

July 27, 2022, © Leeham News: Boeing today reported that it eked out positive operating cash flow for the second quarter of $81m. Revenues his $16.68bn, down slightly from $17bn a year earlier as production and delivery delays… Read More

ATR, Embraer, JADC release 20-year turboprop demand forecasts

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton July 25, 2022, © Leeham News: ATR and Embraer released at the Farnborough Air Show their forecasts for the next 20 years for turboprops. ATR is the only remaining manufacturer of turboprops in… Read More

Pontifications: Boeing gets boost from Farnborough; now, it must deliver

July 25, 2022, © Leeham News: Boeing announced last week during the Farnborough Air Show orders and commitments for 278 737 MAXes, nine 787s, and two 777-8Fs. Now, Boeing must deliver. Some of the 737 delivery positions in… Read More

Boeing Defense labor union rejects contract, authorized strike Aug. 1

July 24, 2022, © Leeham News: The labor union representing Boeing workers at three plants in and near St. Louis (MO), the company’s defense operations, voted “overwhelmingly” to reject a new contract. The members of IAM District 837… Read More

Farnborough Air Show winds up with post-pandemic slow pace

By Scott Hamilton July 22, 2022, © Leeham News: The Farnborough Air Show produced little in the way of headline news. But Boeing comes away with some momentum. Airbus announced a big order on July 1, well ahead… Read More