Pontifications: For Boeing, the future is a new airplane, not the status quo

 Feb. 22, 2021, © Leeham News: Tunnel-vision pundits, analysts, and even some experts say Boeing shouldn’t launch a new airplane program within the next few years. Why? They say doing so will cannibalize the 737 MAX 9 and… Read More

Pontifications: Boeing’s exodus from Puget Sound

Jan. 11, 2021, © Leeham News: Last week appeared to be an ominous week for Washington State for aerospace. On Monday, The Seattle Times reported that Amazon surpassed Boeing as Washington’s largest employer. The retailer now employs more… Read More

Restoring operations of the 737 MAX

By Bjorn Fehrm December 1, 2020, ©. Leeham News: Boeing and its customer airlines have 837 MAX airliners that shall get back in the air. After the FAA and ANAC, Brazil’s regulator, have stated the conditions, the work… Read More

FAA recertifies Boeing 737 MAX

Continuing coverage in next post By Bjorn Fehrm November 18, 2020, ©. Leeham News: The FAA has declared the Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 9 safe to fly after a 20 months grounding. On March 10, 2019, the… Read More

Pontifications: Certification timing may push EIS for 777X

Nov. 2, 2020, © Leeham News: Throughout the 737 MAX investigations and recertification process, former Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said there would be no delay on 777X certification. On Boeing’s earnings call last week, Muilenburg’s successor, David Calhoun,… Read More

Boeing’s Renton plant may close from 2033: Analysis

Subscription Required Now open to all Readers. Introduction Aug. 10, 2020, © Leeham News: With Boeing likely to consolidate 787 production in Charleston (SC), reflecting a rate of 6/mo, the future of assembly in Puget Sound rears its… Read More

Looking ahead for 2020 and 2030 decades: Airbus

First in a series of reports. Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton and Vincent Valery June 17, 2020, © Leeham News: Airbus was riding high in February. The A321XLR was a clear winner. An important order was won from… Read More

Why was the 737-8 losing market to the A320neo before the MAX crisis?

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction February 27, 2020, © Leeham News: While we wait on the Boeing 737-8 to get back in the air, we take a look at how this best seller in the 737 series… Read More

Will the A220 drive the trans-Atlantic fragmentation to smaller jets? Part 2.

By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction August 15, 2019, ©. Leeham News: Airbus is increasing the Gross Weight of its A220 variants by 5,000lb from 2H2020. It is to increase the already long range of the aircraft according to Airbus…. Read More

Ethiopia issues preliminary report of ET302 accident

April 4, 2019: Ethiopian aviation crash investigators today issued the preliminary report into the Ethiopian Airlines ET302 crash. The report may be downloaded here: Preliminary Report B737-8 MAX (ET-AVJ). LNA will have a report on the finding today… Read More