Pontifications: Some customers anticipate up to year delay in certification of A321XLR

June 13, 2022, © Leeham News: Airbus scheduled the first flight of its Xtra Long Range A321XLR Wednesday. Some customers think certification of the airplane will be delayed up to a year as Europe’s EASA and the USA’s… Read More

Airlines impacted by new aircraft delays

By Vincent Valery Introduction   June 6, 2022, © Leeham News: LNA recently discussed the certification delays on all the current aircraft or variants under development: Airbus A321XLR, Boeing 737-7, 737-10, and 777X. Dreamliner deliveries have also been halted… Read More

HOTR: Boeing moving HQ to Washington, DC, was obvious to those looking

By the Leeham News Team May 5, 2022, © Leeham News: Boeing is moving the corporate headquarters from Chicago to Arlington (VA) (a Washington (DC) suburb), the Wall Street Journal reported. The signs were there for all to… Read More

Boeing’s Product Certification Timelines and Challenges

Subscription Required By the Leeham News Team April 18, 2022, © Leeham News: US Rep. Peter DeFazio, the chairman of the House Transportation Committee, is on record opposing a certification extension for the Boeing 737-10 Max. Under legislation… Read More

Pontifications: Catching up—DHC extends Dash 8 life; 737-10, 777X, A321XLR certifications

Every once in a while, it’s necessary to catch up on this and that…. April 11, 2022, © Leeham News: The announcement drew little notice because the topic wasn’t sexy. De Havilland Canada last week said that Norway’s… Read More

HOTR: When will Boeing return 737 rates to pre-grounding level?

By the Leeham News Team March 5, 2022, © Leeham News: When will Boeing return the 737 production levels to the pre-grounding rate of 52/mo? It’s a question that is of key interest to the industry, employees, and… Read More

HOTR: Consensus that Boeing must launch new airplane in 2023 or 2024

By Scott Hamilton Feb. 15, 2022, © Leeham News: There is a belief that when Boeing clears out much of its 737 MAX inventory, resumes delivery of the 787, and reduces a good portion of its debt that… Read More

Pontifications: The reshaped commercial aviation sector

July 12, 2021, © Leeham News: With Washington State and the US open for business following nearly 18 months of COVID-pandemic shut-down, there is a lot of optimism in commercial aviation. In the US, airline passenger traffic headcounts… Read More

United orders 200 Boeing 737 MAXes, 70 Airbus A321neos

By the Leeham News Team June 29, 2021, © Leeham News: United Airlines today announced its order for 200 Boeing 737 MAXes and 70 Airbus A321neos. The size and split of the order were first reported by Airfinance… Read More

HOTR: Ryanair’s O’Leary pissed, but wants 737 MAX 10

By the Leeham News Team May 25, 2021, © Leeham News: Michael O’Leary may be royally pissed as Boeing, but he’s nevertheless in negotiations for a large order of 737-10 MAXes. In the year-end earnings call last week… Read More