Boeing shows off new Additive Manufacturing facility, a key to future aerospace

By Scott Hamilton Sept. 28, 2022, © Leeham News: Boeing last week officially celebrated the opening of its Boeing Additive Manufacturing plant (BAM) in the small suburb of Algona (WA), east of Tacoma. BAM opened just at the… Read More

Pontifications: Some customers face 3 month delays in current 737 MAX delivery stream

Sept. 5, 2022, © Leeham News: Boeing has been delivering 737s from its stored inventory and its new production line more slowly than desired. Some customers face a three-month delay, even as Boeing tries to return to normalcy… Read More

Pontifications: Signs point to China OK soon for Boeing deliveries, orders

Aug. 29, 2022, © Leeham News: The Chinese government appears on a path toward authorizing Boeing to resume deliveries to airlines by or early in the fourth quarter, China watchers tell LNA. China hasn’t placed new orders for… Read More

Orders at Risk: Summer 2022 Snapshot

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Aug. 22, 2022, © Leeham News: The ink has now dried on the orders signed at the 2022 Farnborough Air Show. Boeing announced more orders than Airbus, mainly because of a sold-out… Read More

Can China pass on Boeing airplanes? A deeper look

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Aug.  8, 2022, © Leeham News: The FAA lifted the Boeing 737 MAX grounding more than 18 months ago. However, Chinese airlines still have not returned their 737 MAX fleets to passenger… Read More

Pontifications: Boeing gets boost from Farnborough; now, it must deliver

July 25, 2022, © Leeham News: Boeing announced last week during the Farnborough Air Show orders and commitments for 278 737 MAXes, nine 787s, and two 777-8Fs. Now, Boeing must deliver. Some of the 737 delivery positions in… Read More

Boeing’s ecoDemonstrator latest in 10 year effort

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton This Boeing 777-200ER is the latest in the company’s 10-year ecoD program. Credit: Boeing. June 27, 2022, © Leeham News: Boeing’s unveiling of a 777-200ER ecoDemonstrator on June 14 is the latest “ecoD”… Read More

Exclusive: No change in Scope Clause in new United pilot contract that would have allowed E175-E2

By Scott Hamilton June 24, 2022, (c) Leeham News: There is no change to the Scope Clause in the new United Airlines pilot contract governing the number of regional jets that can be operated by regional partners, LNA… Read More

Pontifications: Why I’m cautiously optimistic about Boeing’s future

June 20, 2022, © Leeham News: Boeing still has a deep hole to climb out of. There’s still plenty of opportunity for missteps along the way. But I’m cautiously optimistic about Boeing’s future. Here’s why. There are tangible… Read More

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