HOTR: About those 737 MAXes in inventory….

By the Leeham News staff July 29, 2021, © Leeham News: Boeing said yesterday that it delivered about 130 737 MAXes since the recertification of the aircraft last November. It won’t reveal exactly how many came from the… Read More

(Updated with CEO comments) Boeing ekes out profits in 2Q, 1H; BCA continues loss

July 28, 2021, © Leeham News: The Boeing Co. today reported a slim profit for the second quarter and first half of 2021. But Boeing Commercial Airplanes still is in a loss-making position, though considerable progress was made… Read More

Pontifications: Two re-fleeting campaign give Airbus and Boeing each an edge

July 19, 2021, © Leeham News: There are two re-fleeting campaigns coming up that are significant and in which Airbus and Boeing each have the incumbent advantage. The successor to Alitalia, Italia Trasporti Aereo (ITA), will restructure with… Read More

HOTR: Boeing’s backlog market share vs Airbus falls below 40%

By the Leeham News Team July 14, 2021, © Leeham News: Six months into 2021, Boeing is delivering 737 MAXes, clearing MAX inventory, and taking orders. Airbus isn’t matching Boeing orders for the A320 family, so far. But… Read More

Here’s why China needs Boeing as much as Boeing needs China

Subscription Required July 7, 2021, © Leeham News: China’s government policy of operating commercial aircraft that generally are no more than 12-15 years old means the carriers face a replacement bubble that the home market can’t possibly meet…. Read More

Airbus program update tomorrow: what will officials reveal?

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Introduction June 14, 2021, © Leeham News: Airbus will provide a commercial program update tomorrow in Toulouse. Will the Next Boeing Airplane be like the 757 with a composite new wing and new… Read More

Pontification: It’s time to replace the 737, says industry leader

June 14, 2021, © Leeham News: One of commercial aviation’s most influential leaders said last week Boeing needs to replace the 737 with a new technology airplane. Steven Udvar-Hazy, chairman of Air Lease Corp., said in a CNBC… Read More

Industry stands together on safety

By Scott Correa Special to Leeham News  May 27, 2021, © Leeham News: Forty-two years ago this week, I puked at work. On May 25, 1979, an American Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-10 crashed on take off from Chicago’s… Read More

Boeing’s dilemma in the 125-170 seat sector

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Introduction May 24, 2021, © Leeham News: NMA. 777X. The 200-270 seat sector. While Boeing grapples about what to do in the 200-270 seat sector, the heart of the single-aisle market represented by… Read More

NBA Single or Dual Aisle Airline preferences

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Credit: Leeham News May 10, 2021, © Leeham News: Boeing has been studying the launch of a clean-sheet design aircraft for at least a decade. Studies included a single-aisle design but favored… Read More