Mind the gap between announced and actual production rates

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   May 9, 2022, © Leeham News: As passenger traffic is recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in the Americas and Western Europe, many airlines are eager to take delivery of more fuel-efficient… Read More

Spirit AeroSystems seeks bigger role in aftermarket

By Scott Hamilton May 5, 2022, © Leeham News: Spirit AeroSystems has had a tough couple of years. It’s not only had COVID to contend with, but its customer that provides more revenue than any other—Boeing—had a major… Read More

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

Behind the latest Boeing CMO

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Sept. 20, 2021, © Leeham News: Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA) released its latest Commercial Market Outlook (CMO) last week. While the latest total 20-year outlook for commercial aircraft remains below 2019 (43,610… Read More

Pontifications: End appears in sight for 16-year old US-EU trade dispute

April 19, 2021, © Leeham News: There appears to be progress in resolving the 16 year long trade dispute between Airbus and Boeing. Finally. The dispute officially is between the European Union and the United States. But neither… Read More

Airbus’ production plans

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Feb. 15, 2021, © Leeham News: LNA wrote last month an article about Boeing’s latest production plans for future years. Airbus announced updated production plans on Jan. 21. Airbus’ latest production plans… Read More

The world of diminishing returns: challenges Boeing faces

Subscription Required By the Leeham News Team Introduction Feb. 8, 2021, © Leeham News: Boeing faces a dilemma of Solomonic proportion. Which direction should it extend its product offerings? With the suspension a year ago of the New… Read More

Pontifications: Unraveling the numbers

Feb. 1, 2021, © Leeham News: Understanding the real market demand for an airplane sector is a complicated thing. What Airbus and Boeing say the market is for an airplane sometimes is a matter of what they don’t… Read More

Boeing’s production plans

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Jan. 26, 2021, © Leeham News: LNA wrote earlier this month that Boeing needs a boring year after a challenging 2020. Ramping up 737 production, clearing up the accumulated 737 MAX and… Read More

The 717 and A220, Part 1: Introduction

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Dec. 3, 2020, © Leeham News: Delta Air Lines, the largest Boeing 717 operator, announced it would retire the type by the end of 2025. Airbus A220s will mostly replace the aging… Read More