Analyst: Airbus could eventually terminate CSeries program

Nov. 7, 2017, © Leeham Co.: The Bombardier CSeries may go the way of the McDonnell Douglas MD-95, a Wall Street aerospace analyst suggests: that is, the program is likely to remain unprofitable and be shut down. Doug… Read More

Airbus earnings preview: supplier issues depress deliveries

April 26, 2017: The Airbus 1Q2017 earnings call is tomorrow. Problems with the Pratt & Whitney GTF and slower-than-expected ramp-up of the CFM LEAP affected A320neo deliveries in the quarter. Continuing problems with interiors supply depressed A350 deliveries…. Read More

Boeing earnings preview: doubts about Global Services target

April 25, 2017: Boeing’s first quarter earnings call is tomorrow. Focus is expected to be on its plans for expanding after-market services with its new business unit, Boeing Global Services. Earlier today, LNC posted a Special Report from… Read More

Pontifications: No rate increase on Boeing 787 predicted

Jan. 30, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Boeing will decide this year whether to boost 787 production to 14/mo from 12/mo by the end of the decade. I don’t see how this can happen. Neither do several aerospace analysts…. Read More

Pontifications: Airbus, Boeing single-aisle production rates solid

Jan. 23, 2017, © Leeham Co.: The global economy is softening and airlines are deferring airplanes, but we don’t see Airbus or Boeing trimming aircraft production for their single-aisle airplanes. Over-sales and rising fuel prices support today’s A320… Read More

Pontifications: More job cuts coming at Airbus, Boeing

Dec. 12, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Airbus and Boeing continue to cut costs with internal reorganizations. These are needed efforts. And they trickle down to the supply chain. The new CEO at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Kevin McAllister, is… Read More

Pontifications: A fresh perspective at Boeing Commercial is sorely needed

Nov. 28, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Boeing last week named an outsider, Kevin McAllister, as the chief executive officer of Boeing Commercial Aircraft (BCA). I think this has the potential to be an invigorating move. McAllister comes to… Read More

Alcoa looks for weaker 2017: Weekly analyst synopsis

Oct. 20, 2016: This week’s analyst summaries focus on continuing delivery shortfalls at Airbus because of delays in receiving Pratt & Whitney GTF engines; continued expectations Boeing will reduce again the projected production rate of the 777 Classic;… Read More

Weekly Analyst Synopsis: Rolls, Boeing and leasing companies

Sept. 28, 2016: This week’s aerospace analyst research synopsis looks at Rolls-Royce. aircraft leasing companies and the implications to supply-and-demand, and the Iran Air order clearance by the US for Boeing.

Weekly analyst update: focus on Boeing, Zodiac and defense stocks

Sept. 21, 2016: Today’s weekly analyst synopsis includes commentary on the US presidential election on defense stocks; some updates about Boeing and its recent appearance before the Morgan Stanley conference; and improvements at Zodiac, which affect Airbus. Analysts… Read More