A321XLR: where airlines will fly the Airbus aircraft

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery June 24, 2019, © Leeham News: As widely expected Airbus officially launched the A321XLR on the first day of the Paris Air Show. First deliveries are expected in 2023. With the Maximum Takeoff… Read More

E175-E2 prototype in production, first flight by year end

May 28, 2019, © Leeham News: The first E175-E2 prototype is now in production at the Embraer plant here at Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil, despite having no firm orders and only a single conditional order for 100… Read More

Boeing suppliers ramp up schedule for MAX: 52/mo by July, 57/mo by August

April 29, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing reduced the production rate on the 737 line in mid-April from 52/mo to 42/mo in response to the grounding of the airplane by regulators worldwide. The company and others said they… Read More

Impact of MAX grounding emerges with earnings reports

Subscription Required Introduction April 29, 2019, © Leeham News: With first quarter financial results beginning to be reported, the impact of the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX is beginning to emerge. Boeing 737 MAXes stored at Everett… Read More

Pontifications: “We own it, but…”

April 29, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing got roundly thumped for blaming the pilots in the Lion Air flight 610 crash involving the 737 MAX last October. It took months before Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg issued a video… Read More

Boeing didn’t want to re-engine the 737–but had design standing by

March 20, 2019, © Leeham News: With nearly 400 Boeing 737 MAXes grounded across the globe, few will remember that Boeing didn’t really want to do the MAX. Officials in 2010-2011 engineered the MAX as a fallback airplane… Read More

Pontifications: The 747 revolutionized air travel

Feb. 11, 2019, © Leeham News: Few airplanes truly can be called revolutionary. Most are evolutionary. The Boeing 747 was one of those that falls into the former category. Just as the Boeing 707 revolutionized air travel, so… Read More

Legendary Herb Kelleher dead at 87

Jan. 3, 2019, © Leeham News: The incomparable Herb Kelleher died today. He was 87. Kelleher was a co-founder of Southwest Airlines, which rewrote airline service in the US and which became the forerunner of many, many low… Read More

LNC’s Top 10 stories in 2018

Jan. 2, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing dominated the Top 10 news stories last year, as measured by views. Displacing Airbus at Hawaiian Airlines, which ordered the 787-9 and canceled the A330-800, led the readership. Airbus’ launch of… Read More

Lion Air threatens to cancel MAX order; no impact to Boeing seen

Subscription Required Introduction Dec. 17, 2018, © Leeham News: Lion Air’s co-founder is threatening to cancel an order for more than 200 Boeing 737 MAXes following what he says is Boeing’s blaming the airline for the Oct. 29… Read More