Alaska 1282 isn’t a “737 MAX” story; it’s about quality assurance at Boeing or Spirit

Update: The Federal Aviation Administration today notified Boeing it is under investigation for potentially failing to ensure the door plug was properly installed. By Scott Hamilton Jan. 11, 2024, © Leeham News: Alaska Airlines Flight 1282’s (AS 1282)… Read More

2024 Outlook: A Mixed Bag for Propulsion OEMs

Subscription Required By Chris Sloan and Gordon Smith January 11, 2033, © Leeham News: In 2023, a slew of problems plagued propulsion providers, with Pratt & Whitney’s GTF Engine and supply-chain shortcomings grabbing the bulk of negative headlines… Read More

Managing supply chain stress continues

Subscription Required Now open to all readers. By Scott Hamilton Jan. 9, 2024, © Leeham News: The COVID-19 pandemic impact on aerospace and its supply chain was deep and long lasting. The airframe and engine manufacturers haven’t fully… Read More

737 incidents prompt new scrutiny at Boeing

 By the Leeham News Team  Analysis  Jan. 8, 2024, © Leeham News: Following in the footsteps of the 737 rudder bolt omission inspection just last month, we have the Jan. 5 incident on Alaska Airlines Flight 1282 in… Read More

Outlook 2024: Embraer’s continued recovery

Subscription required By Bjorn Fehrm January 8, 2024, © Leeham News: Embraer was hit by a double whammy before and during COVID. The non-closure of the merger of Boeing’s and Embraer’s Commercial Aircraft Divisions and the halving of… Read More

Bjorn’ s Corner: New aircraft technologies. Part 44. Operation and Continued Airworthiness

January 5, 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 customer,… Read More

Outlook 2024: Boeing needs a boring year in 2024

By Dan Catchpole Subscription Required Jan. 4, 2024 © Leeham News: Boeing’s priorities in 2024 are clear: get the job done on time and without drama, and don’t cause any scandals. In short, it needs a boring year…. Read More

Outlook 2024: European airline consolidation

Subscription Required By Gordon Smith January 3, 2024, © Leeham News: Consolidation is certainly in the air. Even before the shock announcement on December 3 that Hawaiian and Alaska are planning to tie the knot, the industry was… Read More

JAL A350 ground collision is first hull loss by damage and fire of an all-composite airplane

Jan. 2, 2024, (c) Leeham News: Editor’s Note: With the ground collision (Jan. 2, 2024, Tokyo time) of a Japan Air Lines Airbus A350 and its destruction by fire, we’re reposting this article from March 2009. It was… Read More

Outlook 2024: Expectations growing at Airbus

Subscription Required By Gordon Smith January 2, 2024, © Leeham News: Many businesses start to wind down operations as the holiday season approaches – but for the big OEMs, the year-end usually means a sprint finish. Airbus is… Read More