Pontifications: Boeing turns to US Navy Admiral for second time in MAX crises

Special Coverage of the Boeing crisis Jan. 23, 2024, © Leeham News: When in trouble, Boeing turned to a retired US Navy Admiral for the second time. Last week, CEO David Calhoun announced that Adm. Kirkland Donald was… Read More

Certifications of MAX 7 and 10 may take hit from 737-9 grounding

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Jan. 22, 2024, © Leeham News: The grounding of the Boeing 737-9 MAX is likely to delay certification of the 737-7 and 737-10, customers fear. At a minimum, certification of the 737-7 is… Read More

Bjorn’ s Corner: New aircraft technologies. Part 46. Maintenance Program

January 19, 2024, ©. Leeham News: We are discussing the different phases of a new airliner program. After covering the Design and Production, we now look at the Operational phase of a new airliner family. For the operational… Read More

Outlook 2024: Milestone year for alternative energy development

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton and Bjorn Fehrm Jan. 18, 2024, © Leeham News: Twenty twenty four is 10 years after the Sustainable Aircraft discussions started when Airbus flew its battery-powered E-Fan before the world’s OEMs and press… Read More

ZeroM, Airbus’ effort to reduce traveled work

Subscription Required Now open to all readers By Scott Hamilton Jan. 16, 2023, © Leeham News: Traveled work is the bane of any airplane manufacturer’s production line. “Traveled work” is when parts are unavailable when the plane is… Read More

“Unplanned” removal, installation inspection procedure at Boeing

By the Leeham News Team Jan. 15, 2024, © Leeham News: It’s not supposed to happen. The door plug on the Boeing 737-9 MAX isn’t supposed to separate from the airplane in flight, as it did on Alaska… Read More

Outlook 2024: Can ATR finally achieve its production target?

By Judson Rollins Jan. 15, 2024, © Leeham News: For the second year in a row, ATR fell short of its stated production targets. ATR delivered just 25 new aircraft in 2022 and 35 in 2023. The latter… Read More

FAA boosts oversight of Boeing; undelivered MAX 9s have discrepancies

By the Leeham News Team Jan. 12, 2024, © Leeham News: The Federal Aviation Administration today announced it is boosting its oversight of Boeing production and manufacturing on the 737-9 MAX. The FAA’s been overseeing Boeing deliveries of… Read More

Bjorn’ s Corner: New aircraft technologies. Part 45. Continued Airworthiness

January 12, 2024, ©. Leeham News: We are discussing the different phases of a new airliner program. After covering the Design and Production, we now look at the Operational phase of a new airliner family. For the operational… Read More

Airbus posts record orders in 2023, meets delivery target despite challenges

By Tom Batchelor January 11, 2024, © Leeham News: Airbus exceeded its target for aircraft deliveries last year and achieved a record number of orders despite what it called a “complex” and “volatile” operating environment, according to the… Read More