Boeing plots support for 747-8

March 29, 2017, (c) Leeham Co.: Boeing is going to build and buy its own 747-8Fs, then lease them as a way to keep the 747 line alive, reports Bloomberg News. With the effective shutdown by Congress of the… Read More

UPS order tops off 747-8 line through 2020

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Boeing beats estimates on one-time gains

Oct. 26, 2016: Boeing Co. beat analyst estimates on one-time gains but also reported that it raised earnings guidance for the full year. The press release with full details is here. Revenues were down 2% year-over-year to $72.1bn…. Read More

Pontifications: A380 “oh-woe-is-me” valid, if premature

Sept. 19, 2016, © Leeham Co. The real (very boring) headline should be: “Aircraft lease reaches end.” This was the wry comment by Alasdair Whyte of Aircraft Investor last week, reporting on media coverage of Singapore Airlines’ decision… Read More

Pontifications: Boeing softens 747-8F recovery

July 25, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Boeing July 21 announced it is taking an after tax charge of more than $800m against the 747-8 program. It also canceled plans to increase production of the 747-8F from the current 0.5/mo to… Read More

Boeing announces $2bn in new charges

July 21, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Boeing today announced $1.66bn in new after tax charges to its 787 and 747-8 commercial programs and a $393m after tax charge for its KC-46A USAF tanker program. “On a pretax basis… Read More

IATA, Lufthansa cargo reports are discouraging

July 6, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Going into the Farnborough Air Show (#FIA16 on Twitter) next week, ominous signs continue to emerge about the health of the air cargo industry. The International Air Transport Assn. (IATA) Wednesday said… Read More

A380 order welcome, but may not add to Airbus backlog

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Minuscule demand for Boeing 747-8F

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Boeing cuts 747-8 production rate, takes charge

Jan. 21, 2016, (c) Leeham Co. Boeing today announced it will cut the production rate of the 747-8 from the current 1.3/mo and the previously announced 1/mo to 0.5/mo, effective in September. The previously announced rate reduction is… Read More