Areas of inquiry in Lion Air crash

Oct. 29, 2018, (c) Leeham News: A three month old Boeing 737-8 MAX crashed into the sea yesterday. There are scant clues. A technical fault was reported the day before the flight, which was unspecified in the news… Read More

Assessing 737 production rate interest to 70/mo

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Southwest accelerates 737-700 retirements

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Pontifications: The Airbus-Boeing chess game

April 2, 2018, © Leeham News.: While Boeing edges toward a decision whether to launch the New Midrange Aircraft, the NMA or 797 as it’s known, Airbus ponders how to respond—either pre-emptively or after Boeing’s move. Responding with… Read More

Pontifications: An old pro thinks long-haul LCC model is about who loses the most money

March 26, 2018, © Leeham News: Long-haul, low-cost carriers are likely here to stay but the impact will be limited. This is the conclusion of Robert L. Crandall, former CEO of American Airlines, who faced the USA’s first… Read More

Southwest CEO sees 60% of fleet becoming the 737-7

March 1, 2018, © Leeham Co.: Southwest Airlines needs about 100 more Boeing 737-8s before turning its attention to the 737-7, CEO Gary Kelly told LNC in a press scrum at the 2018 Aviation Summit today, sponsored by… Read More

Boeing aims for half of 100-150 seat sector with 737-7

Jan. 24, 2018, © Leeham Co.: Dublin, Ireland: Boeing sees the 100-150 market sector as 10%-15% of the 20-year single-aisle market demand, or about 3,000-4,500 aircraft. This compares with the 6,000-7,200 forecast by Bombardier. Other companies fall within… Read More

Transformations for the Big Four OEMs, manufacturing

Jan. 24, 2018, © Leeham Co.: Dublin, Ireland: Even as new airplane programs are winding down at the Big Four OEMs, 2018 will be a year of transformation for the commercial aerospace industry, LNC told an audience at… Read More

737-7 MAX future appears to be niche, BBJ and military

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History undermines Boeing claim of C Series impact: analysis

Analysis Dec. 22, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Boeing blames a subsidized, price-dumped Bombardier C Series for the poor sales of the smallest member of the 737 family, the -700 and the 7 MAX, but history doesn’t support the… Read More