Boeing sees “healthy” future for 767

Aug. 19. 2015, © Leeham Co. Boeing sees a “healthy” future for the 767 commercial line, but won’t comment whether this includes an effort to rekindle interest for passenger airlines, or if the future is strictly for cargo carriers…. Read More

Interior supplier sees 777, A330 production rates coming down

July 24, 2015: Interior supplier B/E Aerospace sees Boeing 777 Classic and Airbus A330ceo production rates coming down because Airbus and Boeing aren’t filling the “bridge” between the old and new airplane derivatives. In its second quarter earnings… Read More

FedEx orders 50+50 767-300Fs (but no 777Fs)

FedEx today announced an order for 50+50 Boeing 767-300ERFs. We previewed this prospect July 8. But there were no Boeing 777Fs involved, as we reported there “perhaps” might be. FedEx, which also operates the 777F, deferred orders for… Read More

Assessing the wide-body and narrow-body freighters

This column has been updated since distribution to our e-mail recipients Sept. 22. There is an emerging demand to replace aging small- and medium-size wide-body freighters, but with limited choices to replace them. Airbus A310Fs and A300Fs are… Read More

Boeing in Puget Sound after the IAM 777X vote: bleak, unless something changes

With the rejection last week by the International Association of Machinists Local 751of the Boeing contract offer that would have located the 777X airplane assembly and wing production in Puget Sound (Seattle), the inevitable question arises: What is… Read More

FedEx, Southwest near Boeing deals: Bloomberg and WSJ

While we are waiting for the IAM vote tonight, it looks like two more big wins for Boeing. Bloomberg reports FedEx is about to order 30 767-300ER freighters. The Wall Street Journal reports Southwest Airlines is about to… Read More