This week Boeing must deliver on safety–again

By the Leeham News Team Analysis May 28, 2024, © Leeham News: Boeing’s FAA-mandated plan to improve its safety culture is due this week. Following the Jan. 5 accident involving Alaska Airlines Flight 1282 and a year-long safety… Read More

Pontifications: Boeing “transparency”–not so much.

April 9, 2024, © Leeham News: “Since [Aircraft Certification, Safety, and Accountability Act] ACSAA became law, Boeing has supported implementation of the legislation, including providing full transparency for the FAA’s expert review panel in its evaluation of our… Read More

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

Instead of progress, Boeing must deal with new crisis of Alaska Flight 1282 on Wednesday’s earnings call

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton and Judson Rollins Jan. 29, 2024, © Leeham News: Twenty-twenty-four will be a crucial year for Boeing. A door plug blew off a Boeing 737-9 MAX Jan. 5. The company must deal with… Read More

Culture key to latest Boeing MAX crisis: panelists

By Scott Hamilton Special Coverage of the Boeing crisis Jan. 24, 2024, © Leeham News: What began as a non-fatal accident with an Alaska Airlines 737 MAX 9 on Jan. 5 has blown into a full crisis for… 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 Airlines announces hydrogen-electric partnership with ZeroAvia

By Bryan Corliss May 2, 2023 © Leeham News – Two-and-a-half years ago, a hydrogen-powered regional aircraft for Alaska Airlines was a caffeine-fueled brainstorm, the airline’s head of development said.  Two-and-a-half years from today, the flight of this… Read More