737-9 Mission creep, Odds and Ends and 500,000

Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Jim Albaugh was clear: he wants changes to the 737 MAX to be kept to a minimum. This will keep the R&D cost down–a figure Corporate CFO James Bell said on the 2Q earnings… Read More

Boeing claims 737MAX better than each NEO

Here is a very clever photo shop of the Boeing MAX colors. Here is an expanded version of a story we did for Commercial Aviation Online: Boeing launched its 737 re-engined airplane Tuesday, calling it the MAX (for… Read More

Assessing the 737-900ER vs Airbus NEO

AeroTurboPower has an interesting piece looking at the fuel burn and cash costs of the 737-900ER vs the A320neo and A321neo. The post is noteworthy as an independent analysis to Airbus or Boeing. Boeing, of course, claims the… Read More

737MAX costs vs A320neo

AirInsight takes a look at the Boeing claims of 4%-7% cost advantages of the 737MAX vs the A320neo. The analysis comes to a slightly different conclusion than Boeing.

The X-Factor, this time at Boeing

Boeing announced the name of its new 737 re-engined aircraft and like Airbus for the A350 XWB, there is now and X-Factor with Boeing: the 737 MAX-7/8/9. Precise details on the MAX remain uncertain; Jim Albaugh, CEO of… Read More

It’s official: 737NE launched

Here is Flight Global’s story with a couple of artist renderings of the airplane. Boeing made it official this morning: launch of the 737NE (New Engine) has been approved, bypassing the Authority to Offer. Boeing said it has… Read More

737RE up at Boeing Board today

Update, 930am: The Daily Express of L0ndon (of all places) reported yesterday BCA got the approval Friday for the 737RE and that the announcement is to come today. Thanks to Heidi Wood of Morgan Stanley for this one…. Read More

Boeing’s next five weeks

The next five weeks should be pretty exciting for Boeing–and significant. Last week, the company received certification of the 747-8F from the FAA. Before the end of the month, the Board of Directors is to receive from Boeing… Read More

Boeing comments on the 737RE

As the aviation world waits for Boeing to define the 737RE, it might be worth taking a close look at the July 27 earnings call discussion relating to the airplane, apart from the topic of where the aircraft… Read More

American is the launch customer for 737RE–but not the launch operator

American Airlines is the launch customer for the Boeing 737 re-engine, but it’s not the launch operator. As American’s 10Q SEC filing revealed the day the order was announced, AA won’t take delivery of the first 737RE until… Read More