Pontifications: Returning MAX to pre-grounding rate one key to Boeing’s launch of new airplane

April 4, 2022, © Leeham News: Returning the 737 MAX production rate to pre-grounding levels, and beyond, is a key element to positioning Boeing to launch a new airplane program. So far, Boeing hasn’t provided any guidance to… Read More

HOTR: When will Boeing return 737 rates to pre-grounding level?

By the Leeham News Team March 5, 2022, © Leeham News: When will Boeing return the 737 production levels to the pre-grounding rate of 52/mo? It’s a question that is of key interest to the industry, employees, and… Read More

“Downfall” and “Boeing’s Fatal Flaw”

Feb. 17, 2022, (c) Leeham News: Tomorrow the documentary movie Downfall will be available on Netflix and, probably, Youtube. Unveiled during the Sundance film festival, Downfall is about the Boeing 737 MAX crisis. The producers’ staff of Downfall… Read More

HOTR: Consensus that Boeing must launch new airplane in 2023 or 2024

By Scott Hamilton Feb. 15, 2022, © Leeham News: There is a belief that when Boeing clears out much of its 737 MAX inventory, resumes delivery of the 787, and reduces a good portion of its debt that… Read More

CFM’s Open Fan targets mid-2030s for entry into service

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton CFM RISE Open Fan. Credit: CFM. Feb. 1, 2020, © Leeham News: GE Aviation appears confident the CFM open rotor engine—a concept that was flight tested back in the 1980s—is an engine whose… Read More

Boeing has cash flow positive 4th quarter, 1st since 2019; takes charge on 787 program

Jan. 26, 2022, © Leeham News: Boeing reported its first cash flow positive quarter, the fourth quarter, since early 2019 today as it issued its 2021 financial results. The 737 MAX was grounded worldwide March 10-13, 2019. The… Read More

Forecast 2022: Boeing hopes for the best on pandemic, 787, MAX

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Introduction Dec. 20, 2021, © Leeham News: To say that last two years have been challenging for Boeing is an understatement. But for the first time in a long time, officials appear optimistic… Read More

HOTR: Dropping Embraer comes back to bite Boeing

By the Leeham News Staff Updated with details of Air France – KLM order Dec. 16, 2021, © Leeham News: When Boeing decided to drop its joint venture plan with Embraer, there were good business reasons to do… Read More

2022 Outlook depends largely on pandemic, Boeing recovery

Subscription Required By the Leeham News Team Dec. 13, 2021, © Leeham News: Attempting a forecast for the new year historically has been reasonably easy. One just started with the stability of the current years, and maybe the… Read More

Pontifications: Assessing the future of stand-alone GE Aviation

By Scott Hamilton Nov. 22, 2021, © Leeham News: GE Aviation’s (GEA) spin-off takes the corporate burden off its back and opens that way to move forward just as commercial aviation should be over the COVID-19 pandemic. The… Read More