Look to 2013 787 grounding to see how Boeing will return MAX to service

By Scott Hamilton Sept. 13, 2019, © Leeham News: As Boeing prepares for what it hopes is an imminent recertification of the 737 MAX from the Federal Aviation Administration, how it will handle the logistics of returning 381… Read More

Pontifications: Next few weeks critical to aerospace industry

Sept. 9, 2019, © Leeham News: Reports increased last week that Europe’s EASA safety regulator may go its own way in recertifying the Boeing 737 MAX. The head of IATA, the international trade group, and CEOs of several… Read More

Survey split on MAX return to service: December to March

Aug. 7, 2019, © Leeham News: It will take Boeing nearly a year to deliver the stored 737 MAXes if the airplane returns to service in November, according to a new analysis by Bernstein Research. In an Aug…. Read More

Analyst shrug off possible 737 production shut down

July 25, 2019, © Leeham News: Aerospace analysts brushed aside Boeing’s warning yesterday that the possibility exists the 737 MAX production line might be shut down in the airplane doesn’t return to service (RTS) in the fourth quarter…. Read More

Boeing warns of production reduction, complete shut down of MAX if return to service delayed beyond 4th quarter

July 24, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing’s chief executive officer today warned that if the 737 MAX return to service is delayed much beyond the anticipated fourth quarter RTS, reducing production from the current 42/mo or a complete… Read More

Boeing 2Q earnings: down as expected, 777X delay confirmed

July 24, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing’s first quarter and first half revenue is down $9bn vs last year as the impact of the 737 MAX grounding takes a full hit. The MAX was grounded March 13, near… Read More

Analysts react to Boeing’s 2Q charge, cost and RTS announcement

July 19, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing yesterday announced a $4.9bn charge connected to customer compensation for the 737 MAX grounding. It also announced a $1.7bn additional cost associated with the accounting block and forecast a 4q2019 return… Read More

Boeing to record >$4bn charge in 2Q

July 18, 2019: Boeing just issued this press release: Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced today it will recognize an impact to earnings when it releases second-quarter 2019 results on July 24.  Boeing will record an after-tax charge of $4.9… Read More

Pontifications: Busting the XWB brand; and more about the Boeing-IAG deal

Dissecting the British Airways-Boeing MAX deal, part 2 July 1, 2019, © Leeham News: During the Airbus Innovation Days, and in other forums, officials promoted the idea of a 10-abreast coach-class in the A350 XWB. Compared with the… Read More

Lessors, airlines seek 1 year lease extensions in MAX groundings

June 26, 2019, © Leeham News: Airlines and lessors are making plans to extend leases by up to one year as the Boeing 737 MAX grounding drags on with no end in sight and carriers scramble to cover… Read More