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

Pontifications: The 747 revolutionized air travel

Feb. 11, 2019, © Leeham News: Few airplanes truly can be called revolutionary. Most are evolutionary. The Boeing 747 was one of those that falls into the former category. Just as the Boeing 707 revolutionized air travel, so… Read More

Pontifications: 787-10 engines too small for Emirates

Feb. 4, 2019, © Leeham News: There is more to Emirates Airline’s renewed its interest in the Airbus A350 and the potential swap-out of Airbus A380 orders than meets the eye. The Airfinance Journal Dublin conference is worth… 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

Subscription Required LNC’s Corporate and Enterprise subscribers received this Jan. 3. Jan. 8, 2019, © Leeham News: Airbus is positioned to out-deliver Boeing this year, boosted by the addition of the Bombardier CSeries acquisition last year. LNC projects… Read More

Pontifications: A fresh look at the world’s worst aviation accident

Nov. 19, 2018, © Leeham News: Collision on Tenerife is a new book that dissects the worst accident in aviation history, the collision between two Boeing 747s operated by Pan American World Airways and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines…. Read More

Pontifications: Horizon Q400 theft spurs thoughts about solo pilot idea

Aug. 13, 2018, © Leeham News: The bizarre theft of a Horizon Airlines Bombardier Q400 at Sea-Tac Airport Friday night by a 29-year old employee will take some time for investigators to unravel. The employee, a ramp agent,… Read More

Wide-body production rates show mix of strength, weakness

Subscription Required Introduction May 14, 2018, © Leeham News: Wide-body production rates by Airbus and Boeing are expected to go up modestly during the next three year, with a jump in 2022—if Boeing 777X production rates head for… Read More

Mid-year production/delivery update for Boeing

Subscription required Introduction July 24, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Boeing’s 2Q earnings call is Wednesday and analysts will be watching for information about the 787 deferred production costs, potential production rate changes for the 787 and for the… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Keeping airliners operational. Part 8

June 09, 2017, ©. Leeham Co: This week we continue our analysis of the operator’s maintenance plan we made last week for our tentative airline. Our airline is using Airbus A320s as our operational airplane. For these aircraft we have… Read More