Boeing’s apparent shifting product strategy

 Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Introduction Aug. 2, 2021, © Leeham News: Boeing last week reiterated it believes the 777-9 will be certified and delivered in late 2023. CEO David Calhoun also said, “I’m confident that might be… 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

Pontifications: Don’t lose sight of the future, says top Boeing exec

Dec. 7, 2020, © Leeham News: “It’s really important that we stay in tune with the market dynamics, making the adjustments we need to do and not lose sight of the future. Which is absolutely we are not… Read More

Pontifications: Certification timing may push EIS for 777X

Nov. 2, 2020, © Leeham News: Throughout the 737 MAX investigations and recertification process, former Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said there would be no delay on 777X certification. On Boeing’s earnings call last week, Muilenburg’s successor, David Calhoun,… Read More

Sunset of the Quads, Part 8. The A380, 747-8i and 777-9 compared.

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   September 24, 2020, © Leeham News: Airbus was disturbed for decades by Boeing’s rein of the Very Large Aircraft (VLA) airliner segment with the 747. It was determined Boeing used this dominance… Read More

HOTR: Moving up the 777-8F?

 By the Leeham News Staff June 4, 2020, © Leeham News: A lawsuit filed by cargo specialist Volga Dnepr against Boeing claims Boeing is running out the clock on the 747-8F. The report by The Seattle Times makes… Read More

Better to bring capacity back with a 777-9 or 787-10 if we fly 777-300ER today?

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction May 21, 2020, © Leeham News: We looked at the economics of extending the lease of a Boeing 777-300ER or taking an ordered 777-9 here. If traffic post-COVID-19 on the routes we… Read More

Better to bring capacity back with a 777X or 777-300ER? Part 2

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction May 7, 2020, © Leeham News: With the Covid-19 pandemic depressing passenger traffic for years to come, we started an analysis last week on the options the airlines have who wait for… Read More

Boeing 737 production rate boost to 57/mo delayed by four years

Plan called for 737 rate to go to 57/mo YE 2019. This rate won’t be achieved until 2023. Rate reduction considered for 777.  By Scott Hamilton Feb. 5, 2020, © Leeham News, Lynnwood (WA): Suppliers attending the annual… Read More

First flight of Boeing 777-9 today, weather-dependent

By Scott Hamilton Jan. 24, 2020, © Leeham Co.: In a year filled with bad news, Boeing finally had something good to crow about. The 777-9’s first flight is today. It comes about a year late, due to… Read More