Good news for 4th 737 production line, but lots of unanswered questions remain

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Feb. 2, 2023, © Leeham News: Boeing’s announcement that it will establish a fourth 737 MAX final assembly line (FAL) at its Everett (WA) widebody plant by the second half of 2024 answers… Read More

Boeing to add 4th 737 FAL at underutilized Everett plant

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Jan. 30, 2023, © Leeham News: Boeing will establish a fourth final assembly line (FAL) for the 737 in the vast Everett (WA) assembly plant in 2024. The company announced the move internally… Read More

HOTR: Boeing ponders 777-300ER P2F program, again

By the Leeham News team Jan. 19, 2023, © Leeham News: Already well behind the 8 ball in delivering 787s, Boeing quietly advised some customers recently that they may see yet another delay—this one up to 15 months…. Read More

Pontifications: Calhoun’s third year anniversary as Boeing’s CEO

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Jan. 10, 2023, © Leeham News: In three days, David Calhoun will “celebrate” his third anniversary as the chief executive officer of The Boeing Co. I put “celebrate” in quotes because I’m not… Read More

Outlook 2023: stabilizing operations at Boeing

  Leeham News in addition to Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin, may now be found on Post.news here and on Mastodon here. Subscription Required By Vincent Valery and Scott Hamilton Introduction   Jan. 5, 2023, © Leeham News: LNA wrote… Read More

Pontifications: LNA’s Top 10 stories of 2022

Dec. 26, 2022, © Leeham News: This year has been a year of recovery. Recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Recovery from shortages in the supply chain, layoffs during the pandemic and from financial losses. Boeing continues to struggle… Read More

HOTR: Tuesday’s Boeing announcement may give indication of A350 future at United

By the Leeham News Team Dec. 9, 2022, © Leeham News: The engine selection on a big Boeing 787 to be announced Tuesday may be the most definitive signal yet of what United Airlines will do with its… Read More

HOTR: Big airplane orders race toward year end

Dec. 8, 2022, © Leeham News: A year-end aircraft order rush will benefit Airbus and Boeing, according to what LNA is hearing. Air India Airbus appears in line to win 50-100 A350 orders from Air India. Boeing appears… Read More

HOTR: United likely can cancel A350 order with little penalty

By the Leeham News Team Dec. 5, 2022, © Leeham News: United Airlines appears on the cusp of ordering as many as 100 Boeing 787s, multiple news outlets report. Airbus hopes to sell more A350s to United to… Read More

China will accelerate development of its commercial aerospace sector

Subscription Required The second of two articles. By Scott Hamilton Nov. 21, 2022, © Leeham Co.: Western aerospace companies that invested in China face challenging times ahead in a changing trade environment. The COMAC C919 is a means… Read More