Commentary: Boeing’s Tylenol moment and the need for radical transparency

By Judson Rollins March 13, 2019, © Leeham News: The traveling public’s faith in Boeing – and that of regulators in dozens of countries – has clearly taken a beating. The 737 MAX has now been grounded or… Read More

Collins contract vote keeps 737 landing gear on track

By Bryan Corliss March 11, 2019 (c) Leeham News: Workers at the Collins Aerospace landing gear plant in Everett, WA, have approved their first union contract with the company. Both sides can come away feeling OK with how… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Yaw stability, Part 2

March 01, 2019, ©. Leeham News: We now continue our discussion of the yaw stability of an airliner. Last week we defined the basic conditions of yaw stability. The aerodynamic side force from an angled airflow stemming from… Read More

PIPs planned for A220 to improve operating costs

Jan. 17, 2019, © Leeham News: Airbus is planning performance improvement packages for the A220, intended to shave operating costs off an airplane that already beat performance promises. The PIPs, as the upgrades are known, are common among… Read More

Countdown to Boeing’s decision on NMA, Part 2

Subscription Required Now open to all readers. Introduction Jan. 7, 2019, © Leeham News: As the airline, lessor and aerospace industries await Boeing’s decision whether to launch its New Midrange Airplane (NMA, aka 797), as of last month… Read More

Pontifications: Countdown to decision on Boeing’s NMA, Part 1

Jan. 14, 2019, © Leeham Co.: Two thousand nineteen begins with increasing focus on whether Boeing is going to launch the New Midmarket Aircraft (NMA, aka 797). Signs all point to a program launch, perhaps at the Paris… Read More

Airbus poised to out-deliver Boeing in 2019

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2019 Outlook: COMAC’s slow but steady progress

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2019 Outlook: Boeing’s decision on NMA is the headline to watch

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NMA must stand on its own business case

Dec. 6, 2018, © Leeham News: The prospective Boeing 797 (NMA) must stand on its own business case and not rely on aftermarket contracts for a profitable program, reports investment bank JP Morgan. JPM’s aerospace analyst Seth Seifman… Read More