Enhancing the Dreamliner, Part 6: The 787-10 analyzed

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction November 12, 2020, © Leeham News: We look deeper at the 787-10, the stretched Dreamliner. The 787-10 was conceived as a “cut and stretch” of the 787-9, leaving as many parts untouched… Read More

Enhancing the Dreamliner, Part 5: 787-10

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Nov. 5, 2020, © Leeham News: After analyzing the 787-9, we now turn our attention to the last Dreamliner variant that entered into service, the -10. The 787-10 was developed as a… Read More

Boeing 787 SC plant has room to increase production in current building: Exclusive Leeham News Analysis

Subscription Required  By the Leeham News Team Introduction Nov. 2, 2020, © Leeham News: When Boeing announced consolidation of the 787 Program in Charleston, Washington State and local officials—as well as thousands of employees—hoped that if production rates… Read More

Enhancing the Dreamliner, Part 4: the 787-9 analyzed.

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   October 29, 2020, © Leeham News: We look deeper at the 787-9, the most successful member of the Dreamliner family. It’s 50 seats larger than the 787-8 but shares the same wing… Read More

Update 2: (adds earnings call information): Update 1: (adds Calhoun on CNBC): Boeing cites grounding, COVID, 787 quality issues in 3Q/9 month loss

Oct. 28, 2020, © Leeham News: Boeing released its 3Q2020 and nine months financial report this morning and, as expected, it wasn’t pretty. Boeing burned through more than $4.8bn in cash during the quarter from losses. Another $262m… Read More

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

Enhancing the Dreamliner, Part 2: The 787-8 analyzed

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction   October 15, 2020, © Leeham News: We look deeper at the 787-8, the smallest member of the Dreamliner family. After selling well initially, it has fallen out of favor with the airlines…. 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

Nobody should be surprised at Boeing decision

By Scott Hamilton Commentary Oct. 1, 2020, © Leeham News: Nobody, but nobody, should be surprised that Boeing is going to consolidate 787 production in Charleston (SC). This die was cast Oct. 28, 2009, when Boeing announced that the… Read More

Retrospective-3, 10/20/09: Dueling Messages: Boeing vs IAM

DownloadOct. 1, 2020, (c) Leeham News: This is the third of a Retrospective look at the 2009 decision by Boeing to place the second 787 Final Assembly Line in Charleston (SC).