Boeing R&D spending continues to rise, surpassing/matching 2020 level

By Scott Hamilton Oct. 27, 2022, © Leeham News: The Boeing Co’s research and development spending for the nine months ending Sept. 30 is 10% higher than the same period in 2020. R&D spending for Boeing Commercial Airplanes… Read More

CFM announces the RISE engine program

June 14, 2021, © Leeham News: GE and SAFRAN took to the stage today to announce the extension of their CFM joint venture to 2050 and the CFM technology program RISE. RISE stands for Revolutionary Innovation for Sustainable… Read More

The A350, Part 11: Can a standard A350-1000 fly the project Sunrise route?

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   March 25, 2021, © Leeham News: When Qantas announced the Airbus A350-1000 as the winner for project Sunrise over Boeing’s 777-8 December 2019, we did articles about the choice. We found that… Read More

The A350, Part 10 Project Sunrise Intro

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Mar. 18, 2021, © Leeham News: After assessing the performance of the A350-1000 against the 777-300ER on a trans-Pacific route, we turn our attention to a dedicated A350 variant developed for Qantas’… Read More

Nobody should be surprised at Boeing decision

By Scott Hamilton Commentary Oct. 1, 2020, © Leeham News: Nobody, but nobody, should be surprised that Boeing is going to consolidate 787 production in Charleston (SC). This die was cast Oct. 28, 2009, when Boeing announced that the… Read More

Boeing engineers voting on surprise contract extension

By Bryan Corliss Feb. 25, 2020 © Leeham News — Unionized engineers and technical workers at Boeing begin voting this week on unexpected new contract proposals from the company that address two major areas of worker complaints LNA… Read More

Why did Qantas choose Airbus’ A350-1000 for project Sunrise?

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction December 19, 2019, © Leeham News: Qantas Airways declared the Airbus A350-1000 the winner for its project Sunrise last week. After two years of competition with Boeing’s 777-8, it was the preferred… Read More

Pontifications: To no surprise, MAX was major topic at 3 NYC events

Media, Twitter go mad over text messages. Recertifying MAX now looks like December or January. Boeing’s initial compensation offers. Oct. 21, 2019, © Leeham News: New York: The grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX was expected to be… Read More

Pontifications: Nordic quietly rises to #4 world lessor

Dec. 10, 2018, © Leeham News: In the world of commercial aviation, GECAS, Avolon, AerCap, Air Lease Corp and BOC Aviation are among the most recognizable names of lessors. These companies make headlines with large orders of Airbus… Read More

Pontifications: “Enterprise P&L” key to NMA business case

Oct. 4, 2018, © Leeham News: A consensus appears to have developed among aerospace analysts that the business model for the prospective Boeing New Midmarket Aircraft is about much more than the profit-and-loss case for a stand-alone airplane… Read More