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

Boeing postpones public events for 777X roll-out

March 10, 2018, (c) Leeham News: Boeing today postponed the public ceremonies planned for Wednesday for the roll-out of the 777X, following the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, a Boeing 737-8. No date has been rescheduled.

Use caution about Ethiopian 737-8 crash/Update: China, airline ground Max

UPDATE, 4:30pm PDT: China and Grand Cayman Airlines have ground the 737 MAX. Developing. UPDATE, 6:45pm PDT: China CAAC to review grounding order on their Monday, March 11, for further action.   March 10, 2019 (c) Leeham News: The… Read More

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