Pontifications: Boeing’s right direction, but don’t get ahead of reality

Feb. 8, 2021, © Leeham News: Boeing appears to be heading in the right direction: launch a new airplane program to take care of its 737 MAX product weakness. And do something different by pursuing the “NMA Lite”… Read More

Exclusive: Boeing shifts 118 777 orders to “iffy” under accounting rule; 191 firm orders remain

By Scott Hamilton and Vincent Valery Feb. 1, 2021, © Leeham News: There are now just 191 firm orders for the Boeing 777X. Boeing last week reclassified 118 777X orders from firm to iffy (LNA’s term) due to… Read More

Podcast: 10 Minutes About Boeing’s 2020 Financial Results

Jan. 28, 2021, © Leeham News: Boeing on Jan. 27 reported its 2020 financial results. They were ugly, to nobody’s surprise. Beset by the 737 MAX grounding all year, delays in the 777X program, a suspension of deliveries… Read More

“I’m sure glad 2020 is in the rear view mirror.”–David Calhoun, Boeing CEO

By Scott Hamilton Jan. 27, 2021, © Leeham News: “I’m sure glad 2020 is in the rear view mirror.” This was Boeing CEO David Calhoun’s opening statement in his appearance today on CNBC’s Squawk Box. Calhoun appeared on… Read More

Update 1: Big loss for 2020 for Boeing; $6.5bn charge for 777X-delivery now late 2023; 737 MAX cleared by EASA

Updated Europe’s aviation regulator EASA clears Boeing 737 MAX for return to service with minor, additional requirements. Information is here. $6.5bn charge for 777X program. First delivery now late 2023, nearly 4 years late. By Scott Hamilton Jan…. Read More

The ascent of the Big Three Chinese carriers

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Jan. 18, 2021, © Leeham News: As the COVID-19 outbreak spread throughout China in January last year, their airlines were the first hit by the sudden collapse in passenger traffic. Most of… Read More

HOTR: Some predictions for Airbus and Boeing

Jan. 14, 2021, © Leeham News: Making predictions is always a hazardous business. Some predictions take years to resolve. The outcome of others come sooner than later. If you’re right, you look sage. If you’re wrong, you look… Read More

Boeing’s Calhoun completes first year as CEO

By the Leeham News Team Jan. 13, 2021, © Leeham News: Today marks the first anniversary of David Calhoun becoming CEO of The Boeing Co. Calhoun’s first year faced challenges unprecedented in Boeing’s history. There was the 737… Read More

Pontifications: Boeing’s exodus from Puget Sound

Jan. 11, 2021, © Leeham News: Last week appeared to be an ominous week for Washington State for aerospace. On Monday, The Seattle Times reported that Amazon surpassed Boeing as Washington’s largest employer. The retailer now employs more… Read More

Outlook 2021: Boeing needs boring, Airbus looks for recovery

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton and Vincent Valery Introduction Jan. 5, 2021, © Leeham News: What’s in store for Airbus and Boeing this year? Boeing needs a boring year. Airbus is clearly better positioned than Boeing. Twenty-twenty one… Read More