Third time is the charm: 777X takes to the sky today

By Scott Hamilton Jan. 25, 2020, © Leeham News: The third time was the charm. After being rained out Thursday and scrubbing the first flight Friday due to high winds, Boeing successfully launched the 777X into the air… 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

Certification process for 777X is another hurdle for Boeing

By Scott Hamilton Jan. 16, 2020, © Leeham News: Certification of the Boeing 777X is far off. The airplane’s first flight hasn’t occurred. There is no date announced when it will,  but sources suggest it could be this… Read More

How far can Boeing’s remaining cash cow, the 787, pay the company bills, Part 2?

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction January 16, 2020, © Leeham News: Last week we started the analysis of how much margin the Boeing 787 program is generating to cover the costs for The Boeing Company’s Commercial Airplanes… Read More

Pontifications: A new setback for Boeing

Nov. 18, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing suffered another setback last week, and this time it’s unrelated to the 737 MAX. Boeing abandoned a robotic riveting/fastener system awkwardly called Fuselage Automatic Upright Build, or FAUB, intended to speed… Read More

Boeing’s Long Term Cash Flows

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction Aug. 19, 2019, © Leeham News:Boeing’s long-time priorities, adopted after the 787 program finally was past its troubles, is shareholder value. Boeing has spent tens of billions of dollars over the years… Read More

Stored A330s, 777 Classics offer alternative to new orders

Subscription Required Aug. 12, 2019, © Leeham News: Slow sales of the Airbus A330neo, A350 and 777X this year are the result of a dip in the order cycle, A330ceos and 777-300ERs coming off lease and route fragmentation… Read More

Paris Air Show: notable orders other than A321XLR and 737MAX

By Vincent Valery June 24, 2019, © Leeham News: The A321XLR launch and IAG’s 737MAX order gathered most of the attention during the 2019 Paris Air Show. Nevertheless, other significant orders were placed by airlines and lessors.

2019 Outlook: Boeing’s decision on NMA is the headline to watch

Subscription Required Introduction Dec. 21, 2018, © Leeham News: It is a stretch to say 2019 is a pivotal year for Boeing. There would have to be events of tsunami proportions to be pivotal for a company with… Read More

Pontifications: Supply chain melt down to get worse, says manufacturer

Sept. 3, 2018, © Leeham News: There is more evidence the aerospace supply chain is in meltdown—and it’s going to get worse, a manufacturer tells LNC. The OEM requested anonymity to speak frankly. As aerospace analysts gather this… Read More