Twin Aisle Deliveries: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Oct. 19, 2020, © Leeham News: LNA published last week an update on the latest 737 MAX production and delivery plans. This week, we turn our attention to the twin-aisle programs at… Read More

Gov. Inslee misses the point in his pique over Boeing 787 production decision

By Scott Hamilton Analysis Oct. 5, 2020, © Leeham News: The contrast in tones couldn’t be sharper. With the announcement last Thursday by Boeing it will consolidate 787 production from Everett into Charleston, local political leaders were disappointed… Read More

With 787 FAL closing and 747 production ending, what does Boeing do with massive space in Everett?

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton and Bryan Corliss Introduction Oct. 1, 2020, © Leeham News: Boeing is expected to announce as early as today that it will consolidate the 787 final assembly lines into one at its Charleston… 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

A lost decade for aircraft manufacturers, suppliers

Subscription Required By Judson Rollins, Bjorn Fehrm & Scott Hamilton Sept. 21, 2020, © Leeham News: Commercial aviation is facing a lost decade due to COVID. Yes, most forecasts target 2024-2025 as returning to 2019 passenger traffic and… Read More

Sunset of the Quads, Part 7, The A380

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   All Nippon Airways’ Flying Honu A380 livery Sep. 17th, 2020, © Leeham News: Last week, we compared the economics of the A340-600 and the 777-300ER on the Los Angeles to Shanghai route…. Read More

R&D spending at Boeing plunges; Airbus yet to kick in

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Introduction Aug. 24, 2020, © Leeham News: Research and development spending at Boeing Commercial Airplanes declined 21% in the first half this year compared with 2019. From 2017 through 2019, BCA’s R&D spending… Read More

HOTR: Boeing warns of forward losses on 787, 777X programs

By the Leeham News Staff Aug. 5, 2020, © Leeham News: In another demonstration of the negative impact of the COVID-19 crisis, Boeing warned that two flagship airplane programs could face forward losses. Neither the 787 nor the… Read More

Boeing’s big opportunity

Subscription Required Now open to all Readers. By Scott Hamilton Analysis Introduction Aug. 3, 2020, © Leeham News: Boeing has one of the biggest opportunities in decades. This is counter-intuitive, given the disaster it faces with the COVID-19… Read More

Boeing’s second quarter of 2020; cutting production as revenue halves due to MAX grounding and COVID-19

July 29, 2020, © Leeham News: Boeing presented its results for the second quarter of 2020 today. The company revenue is halved compared with the last second quarter with full 737 MAX production, 2Q2018. The reported loss was… Read More