Boeing’s safety improvement since the 2018-19 MAX crisis needs more work

Editor’s Note: This story was written before the release yesterday of an independent Expert Panel appointed by Congressional mandate to review Boeing’s safety culture. The report may be downloaded here: Boeing Safety Study by FAA Panel 2-26-24 By… Read More

Ultimately, Congress is responsible for mess at FAA, Boeing, Spirit, et al

Editor’s note: Mondays are ordinarily paywall days. Because of the nature of this topic, today’s article is a freewall post. By Scott Hamilton Commentary Feb. 26, 2024, © Leeham News: There’s no getting around the culpability of the… Read More

Ryanair, Southwest, United take biggest hit from FAA cap on 737 MAX production

By Scott Hamilton Feb. 16, 2024, © Leeham News: When the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) put a freeze on Boeing 737 production rates at the currently approved 38/mo level, LNA revealed that hundreds of orders will face delivery… Read More

Culture change needed at Boeing; labor contract talks begin in March and could lead the way

A Leeham News Editorial Jan. 29, 2024, © Leeham News: If Boeing is to emerge from its latest crisis unscathed, it will need to commit to a culture change. That’s the consensus of industry watchers, and it’s one… Read More

Certifications of MAX 7 and 10 may take hit from 737-9 grounding

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Jan. 22, 2024, © Leeham News: The grounding of the Boeing 737-9 MAX is likely to delay certification of the 737-7 and 737-10, customers fear. At a minimum, certification of the 737-7 is… Read More

Alaska 1282 isn’t a “737 MAX” story; it’s about quality assurance at Boeing or Spirit

Update: The Federal Aviation Administration today notified Boeing it is under investigation for potentially failing to ensure the door plug was properly installed. By Scott Hamilton Jan. 11, 2024, © Leeham News: Alaska Airlines Flight 1282’s (AS 1282)… Read More