“I’m sure glad 2020 is in the rear view mirror.”–David Calhoun, Boeing CEO

By Scott Hamilton Jan. 27, 2021, © Leeham News: “I’m sure glad 2020 is in the rear view mirror.” This was Boeing CEO David Calhoun’s opening statement in his appearance today on CNBC’s Squawk Box. Calhoun appeared on… Read More

Update 1: Big loss for 2020 for Boeing; $6.5bn charge for 777X-delivery now late 2023; 737 MAX cleared by EASA

Updated Europe’s aviation regulator EASA clears Boeing 737 MAX for return to service with minor, additional requirements. Information is here. $6.5bn charge for 777X program. First delivery now late 2023, nearly 4 years late. By Scott Hamilton Jan…. Read More

Podcast: 10 Minutes About the A321XLR and Why Boeing Can’t Compete

Jan. 26, 2021: © Leeham News: Today’s episode is 10 Minutes About the A321XLR and Why Boeing Can’t Compete. LNA’s Judson Rollins worked for Boeing when the MAX was created. He brings an airline background as well, having… Read More

Small jet demand likely to stay depressed after COVID

Subscription Required By Judson Rollins Introduction  January 25, 2020, © Leeham News: As passenger travel trickles back to life, one trend that’s already apparent is a long-term diminution of airline yields in most regions. This is largely driven… Read More

HOTR: Some predictions for Airbus and Boeing

Jan. 14, 2021, © Leeham News: Making predictions is always a hazardous business. Some predictions take years to resolve. The outcome of others come sooner than later. If you’re right, you look sage. If you’re wrong, you look… Read More

Pontifications: Outlook 2021 Series begins today

Jan. 4, 2021, © Leeham News: Beginning today through next week, Leeham News presents its annual Outlook series for the coming year. We’ve been doing this for years. In recent years, the Outlook reflected continued growth in commercial… Read More

Pontifications: 2020 Retrospective–the worst ever seen

Dec. 21, 2020, © Leeham News: This is my last Pontification of 2020. I’ll be off between the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. It’s only fitting to look back at what is the worst year in commercial aviation—ever…. Read More

A year of reckoning for Low-Cost Long-Haul

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Dec. 7, 2020, © Leeham News: Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, numerous carriers have either ceased operations or gone into court-supervised restructurings. Among those undergoing restructurings are the world’s two… Read More

Boeing further trims 787 production; now sees 5/mo in 2021

By Scott Hamilton Dec. 4, 2020, © Leeham News: Boeing will cut the production rate for the 787 to 5/mo by mid next year, it was revealed today. Officials previously announced a rate cut to 5/mo. EVP Greg… Read More

Restoring operations of the 737 MAX

By Bjorn Fehrm December 1, 2020, ©. Leeham News: Boeing and its customer airlines have 837 MAX airliners that shall get back in the air. After the FAA and ANAC, Brazil’s regulator, have stated the conditions, the work… Read More