Pontifications: A new setback for Boeing

Nov. 18, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing suffered another setback last week, and this time it’s unrelated to the 737 MAX. Boeing abandoned a robotic riveting/fastener system awkwardly called Fuselage Automatic Upright Build, or FAUB, intended to speed… Read More

Airlines look toward another peak season without the MAX

Subscription Required Introduction Nov. 11, 2019, © Leeham News: Airlines are beginning to make plans for another peak summer season either without the Boeing 737 MAX in their fleets, or a reduced number. With the recertification of the… Read More

Pontifications: Congressional hearings on Boeing dominated by grandstanding–but damning documents revealed

Senate hearing largely theater. House hearing has grandstanding, but substance, too. House reveals some damning documents. Muilenburg claims no knowledge of legal strategy, but top lawyer reports directly to him. Nov. 4, 2019, © Leeham News: Last week’s… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Analysing the Lion Air 737 MAX crash, Part 1.

November 1, 2019, ©. Leeham News: We start the series on analyzing the Lion Air 737 MAX crash by looking at what went wrong in the aircraft. It’s important to understand MCAS is not part of what went… Read More

One year after Lion Air crash, what’s the MAX’s future in Asia?

By Judson Rollins Oct. 31, 2019, © Leeham News: One year ago this week, Lion Air flight JT610 went down in the Java Sea near Jakarta. It was the first of two accidents that would expose catastrophic design… Read More

Faury looks to transform Airbus

Guillaume Faury has been the chief executive officer of Airbus Group since April 1. In this exclusive interview, he looks back on his first six months and ahead for the future of the company. This is part 1… Read More

Boeing’s Muilenburg opening statement to the US House

Oct. 29, 2019: Having completed his appearance before the US Senate today, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg will appear before the US House tomorrow. Here is his opening statement: Opening Statement-10-30. His appearance before the Senate was about as… Read More

Congress is accountable in Boeing MAX crisis, too

By Scott Hamilton Commentary When Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg appears before the US Senate today and the US House tomorrow, he needs to be sure the company owns up to its role in the Lion Air and Ethiopian… Read More

Muilenburg opening statement to Senate

Oct. 28, 2019: Boeing released the opening statement of CEO Dennis Muilenburg to the US Senate at a hearing scheduled for tomorrow. The statement may be downloaded here: Opening Statement-DM-102919

A year since the Lion Air JT610 crash

By Bjorn Fehrm October 28, 2019, ©. Leeham News: Tomorrow it’s one year since the crash of Lion Year JT610 into the sea in Indonesia. The aircraft which went down was a brand new Boeing 737 MAX 8 and… Read More