Boeing unlikely to meet FAA’s 90-day deadline for new safety program

By Scott Hamilton April 18, 2024, © Leeham News: Boeing appears unlikely to meet a 90-day deadline to submit a comprehensive plan to address safety concerns, insiders tell LNA. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Feb. 28 gave… Read More

Focus on quality not slowing innovation, says GKN

By Tom Batchelor April 18, 2024, © Leeham News: The crisis at Boeing forced the entire supply chain to re-evaluate manufacturing processes and double down on quality control – but that is not yet stifling innovation, according to… Read More

Boeing defends 787, 777 against whistleblower charges

By Scott Hamilton  April 17, 2024, © Leeham News: A whistleblower appeared before the US Senate today recommending that the entire fleet of Boeing 787s be grounded until inspections can be performed to assure safety. The whistleblower, Sam… Read More

Dissecting Boeing CEO’s statement next new airplane will cost $50bn

Subscription Required By the Leeham News Team April 15, 2024, © Leeham News: It was a stunning number. Boeing CEO David Calhoun said his successor will have to decide on whether, or how, Boeing will proceed with its… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: New engine development. Part 3. Propulsive efficiency

April 12, 2024, ©. Leeham News: We have started an article series about engine development. The aim is to understand why engine development now dominates the new airliner development calendar time and the risks involved. To understand why… Read More

A350-1000 or 777-9? Part 2

Subscription required By Bjorn Fehrm April 10, 2024, © Leeham News: We are doing an article series comparing the capabilities of the Airbus A350-1000 and the Boeing 777-9. The A350-1000 has not been a hot seller, and a… Read More

Pontifications: Boeing “transparency”–not so much.

April 9, 2024, © Leeham News: “Since [Aircraft Certification, Safety, and Accountability Act] ACSAA became law, Boeing has supported implementation of the legislation, including providing full transparency for the FAA’s expert review panel in its evaluation of our… Read More

Airbus charges and write-offs since 1999: more than €33bn

Bjorn’ s Corner: New engine development. Part 2. Thrust generation

April 5, 2024, ©. Leeham News: We started an article series about engine development last week. The aim is to understand why engine development nowadays dominates the needed time and the risks involved in new aircraft development. To… Read More

Airbus’ A350-1000 or Boeing’s 777-9?

Subscription required By Bjorn Fehrm April 4, 2024, © Leeham News: Korean Air confirmed an order for 33 Airbus A350 in the week, 27 of which are the larger A350-1000. The order is significant on two accounts: First,… Read More