Pontifications: In chaos there is opportunity for Boeing during MAX grounding

Feb. 17, 2020, © Leeham News: Boeing executives said that while the 737 MAX production is suspended, efficiencies are being implemented on the assembly lines. At a Cowen & Co. conference last week, EVP and CFO Greg Smith… Read More

Boeing 737 MAX 2020-23 backlog will require to 2026 to deliver: analysis

Subscription Required Introduction By Scott Hamilton Feb. 14, 2020, © Leeham News: It will take Boeing years to deliver new production airplanes scheduled for delivery in 2020-2023 because the restart of the 737 MAX production will fall far… Read More

Boeing sued in Seattle over 737 MAX

Feb. 13, 2020, © Leeham News: A Seattle law firm filed what is believed to be the first lawsuit over the Boeing 737 MAX crisis in King County Superior Court. King County includes Seattle and Renton, where Boeing’s… Read More

Boeing looks to produce about 220 MAXes in 2020

By Scott Hamilton Jan. 30, 2020, © Leeham News: Boeing appears preparing to produce around 220 737 MAXes this year. Spirit AeroSystems announced this morning that it reached agreement with Boeing to supply 220 fuselages in 2020. The… Read More

Boeing MAX production will restart, build slowly

By Scott Hamilton Jan. 29, 2020, © Leeham News: Restarting production of the Boeing 737 MAX assembly lines will be slow, methodical and paced to avoid adding to inventory of about 400 airplanes in storage. This was one… Read More

Boeing posts 2019 loss, IDs $9.2bn in additional MAX charges, costs

Jan. 29, 2020, © Leeham News: Boeing today announced a full year loss for 2019, as expected. Revenue of $76.6bn, GAAP loss per share of ($1.12) and core (non-GAAP)* loss per share of ($3.47) Operating cash flow of… Read More

Pontifications: Back to drawing board on NMA, Boeing’s CEO says

Jan. 27, 2020, © Leeham News: Back to the drawing board. So to speak. There is no drawing board, of course, but, rather, computer design. In his first media conference last week as president and CEO of The… Read More

Analysts react negatively to Boeing slip of MAX recertification

Jan. 22, 2020, © Leeham News: Boeing’s announcement yesterday that it does not expect recertification of the 737 MAX until mid-year drew generally negative responses from Wall Street aerospace analysts. More charges and costs to Boeing and the… Read More

Certification process for 777X is another hurdle for Boeing

By Scott Hamilton Jan. 16, 2020, © Leeham News: Certification of the Boeing 777X is far off. The airplane’s first flight hasn’t occurred. There is no date announced when it will,  but sources suggest it could be this… Read More

Boeing hasn’t hit bottom yet. Neither have suppliers.

By Scott Hamilton Analysis Jan. 15, 2020, © Leeham News: The extent of the damage to Boeing from the 737 MAX crisis still is unfolding. Billions of dollars in new costs and charges are expected to be announced… Read More