Pontifications: “Dreadful” or “clearing the decks”? Boeing’s first quarter results

May 2, 2022, © Leeham News: Boeing’s first quarter report was just awful. There’s just no getting around this, although a few Wall Street analysts bent over backward trying to make a silk purse out of a sow’s… Read More

Boeing delays 777X first delivery delayed until 2025; posts $1.2 B loss in first quarter

UPDATED By Dan Catchpole April 27, 2022, © Leeham News: Boeing’s 777X program took another hit Wednesday, when the company said it won’t deliver the first 777-9 until 2025 due to new delays getting the plane certified. It… Read More

Boeing cites US-China relations as business watch item in 1Q earnings

April 28, 2021, © Leeham News: Boeing’s first quarter financial results were slightly worse than estimates by Wall Street analysis. “Boeing reported first-quarter revenue of $15.2bn, primarily driven by lower 787 deliveries and commercial services volume, partially offset… Read More

Pontifications: The New Air Force One: Flying Fortress

Feb. 14, 2021, © Leeham News: Air Force One is, after the national flag, the most recognizable and prestigious symbol of the United States. It’s also shrouded in mystery. A new National Geographic special premiering Feb. 15 lifts… Read More

Boeing plots support for 747-8

March 29, 2017, (c) Leeham Co.: Boeing is going to build and buy its own 747-8Fs, then lease them as a way to keep the 747 line alive, reports Bloomberg News. With the effective shutdown by Congress of the… Read More

UPS order tops off 747-8 line through 2020

UPS Boeing 747-8F. Source: Boeing. Subscription Required Introduction Oct. 31, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Last week’s order for 14 Boeing 747-8Fs and 14 options by UPS assures continuation of the program through 2020. If options are exercised, and… Read More

Pontifications: Airbus USA321 a milestone for US aerospace

March 28, 2016, © Leeham Co.: The first US-built A320ceo family member took to the skies for its first flight last week. The A321ceo, destined for JetBlue, is the first assembled at the new Airbus A320 plant in… Read More

Analyzing Air Bridge Cargo plans for Boeing 747-8F

Dec. 15, 2015, (c) Leeham Co.: A plan by Russia’s Air Bridge Cargo to acquire another 18 Boeing 747-8Fs does little to solve Boeing’s production gap and program viability, an analysis by LNC shows. Bloomberg News published a… Read More

Triumph Group loss on 747-8 gives more clues on program status

Triumph Group revealed an unexpectedly large forward loss related to the ailing Boeing 747-8 program on its fiscal third quarter financial results last week. The forward loss was triggered by Boeing’s decision in December to reduce the production… Read More

USAF picks 747-8 for new AF One, first delivery in 2018; end of program likely

The US Air Force has picked the Boeing 747-8 as the replacement for the 747-200-based Air Force One, reports Bloomberg News. The decision comes as absolutely no surprise. The first of two 747-8s will be delivered in 2018,… Read More