Bjorn’s Corner: 737 MAX ungrounding, the technical background

November 20, 2020, ©. Leeham News: This week’s big news is the lifting of the grounding of Boeing’s 737 MAX. I wrote about the changes made to the MAX Wednesday and why I believe it’s safe. Let’s use… Read More

Alaska Airlines may keep leased Airbus fleet

By Olivier Bonnassies Airfinance Journal Oct. 9, 2020, (c) Airfinance Journal: Alaska Airlines is believed to be working on a solution regarding its narrowbody fleet composition after initial talks failed with lessors regarding an early phase-out of Airbus… Read More

Converting customers to the FSA

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Nov. 28, 2019, © Leeham News: As Boeing works its way through the 737 MAX crisis, all consideration whether to launch the New Midmarket Aircraft (NMA) is on hold. But the Boeing… Read More

Faury looks to transform Airbus

Guillaume Faury has been the chief executive officer of Airbus Group since April 1. In this exclusive interview, he looks back on his first six months and ahead for the future of the company. This is part 1… Read More

The time for a 767RE passenger model has come and gone

Subscription Required Introduction Oct. 14, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing is reconsidering a previous idea to re-engine the 767 with GEnx powerplants, Flight Global reported last week. The idea was run up the flagpole, so-to-speak, in 2017. Boeing… Read More

Boeing’s 737 in another pickle, Part 2

By Bjorn Fehrm October 8, 2019, ©. Leeham News: The FAA Air Worthiness Directive (AD) for high time Boeing 737 NGs regarding cracked rear pickle forks was issued Thursday last week. Boeing had a call with 737 NG operators… Read More

Boeing’s 737 in another pickle

By Bjorn Fehrm October 1, 2019, ©. Leeham News: The FAA has issued an Air Worthiness Directive (AD) for high time Boeing 737 NGs, requiring immediate inspections for cracks in their wing attachments called pickle forks. The cracks were… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Fly by steel or electrical wire, Part 3

August 9, 2019, ©. Leeham News: In our series about classical flight controls (“fly by steel wire”) and Fly-By-Wire (FBW or “fly by electrical wire”), we this week turn to the actual Flight control system after covering the… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Fly by steel or electrical wire, Part 2

July 25, 2019, ©. Leeham News: In our series about classical flight controls (“fly by steel wire”) and Fly-By-Wire (FBW or “fly by electrical wire”) this week we cover the difference in system infrastructure the two controls methods… Read More

Latest engine problem means NMA EIS slides

Subscription Required Introduction April 22, 2019, © Leeham News: If there remains any doubt that Boeing’s prospective New Midmarket Airplane (NMA) won’t be ready for entry into service (EIS) by 2025, it should be dispelled by now. The… Read More