Book Review: Flying Blind is a must-read about the Boeing 737 MAX crisis

By Scott Hamilton Nov. 20, 2021, © Leeham News: Flying Blind, The 737 MAX Tragedy and the Fall of Boeing is the sad story of how The Boeing Co., once renowned for its engineering prowess, descended into the… Read More

10 Minutes About: John Plueger on Boeing’s Future

Nov. 10, 2021, (c) Leeham News: Today’s episode is 10 Minutes About Boeing Future. With LNA today is a special guest, John Plueger, the president and CEO of Air Lease Corp., one of the leading and most influential lessors… Read More

Pontifications: Boeing’s production system of the future

Nov. 1, 2021, © Leeham News: Boeing executives have been hinting for years about the production transformation the company sees as critical to the Next Boeing Airplane (NBA), no matter what form it takes. Boeing’s effort, begun under… Read More

Update 1: Boeing posts small operating profits, net losses in 3Q and nine months (with CNBC comments)

Oct. 27, 2021, © Leeham News: Boeing reported small operating profits and small net losses for the third quarter and nine months. The third quarter operating profit was $329m and $1.27bn for the nine months. Boeing lost $401m… Read More

Airbus sees encouraging signs of wide-body demand recovery

Subscription required By Scott Hamilton Oct. 25, 2021, © Leeham News: Airbus sees some “encouraging” signs wide-body demand is recovering from the global COVID-19 pandemic. Christian Scherer. Source: Airbus. Passenger demand is nearing-pre-pandemic levels in key areas of… Read More

Single or twin Aisle for cargo rich routes?

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Oct. 21, 2021, © Leeham News: LNA started the cargo-themed series by comparing factory and converted freighter aircraft performance. We followed with the comparison of cargo capacity for different passenger airliners with… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: The challenges of airliner development. Part 25. Safety monitoring and reporting

October 15, 2021, ©. Leeham News: Last week, we introduced the activities around Continued Airworthiness that we have to do during development and flight testing of our aircraft. As described, the majority of accidents for aircraft are attributed… Read More

Airbus begins “stuffing” A220 to speed assembly, cut costs

By Scott Hamilton Sept. 28, 2021, © Leeham News: Airbus is streamlining some of its production of the A220 to reduce costs and the time to assemble the airplanes at its Montreal and Mobile plants. Florent Massou, the… Read More

Pontifications: 787 deliveries, suspended a year, look for restart soon

By Scott Hamilton Sept. 27, 2021, © Leeham News: In a few weeks it will be a year since Boeing suspended delivery of virtually all 787s. Inspections revealed some flaws in production. Despite a year-long effort, Boeing hasn’t… Read More

C919 EIS target year end; production rate forecast is aggressive

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Introduction Sept. 13, 2021, © Leeham News: The first COMAC C919 is supposed to be delivered to China Eastern Airlines before the end of the year. If so, it will be the milestone… Read More