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

MAX delivery process will be slowed by FAA’s fewer resources

By Scott Hamilton Jan. 14, 2020, © Leeham News: Boeing likely faces an extended timeline to clear its inventory of 400 737 MAXes. LNA estimates it will be well into 2022 before these new-production airplanes are delivered to… Read More

Pontifications: Boeing Board needs major shake-up

Jan. 13, 2020, © Leeham News: Today is David Calhoun’s first day as the president and CEO of The Boeing Co. To say that he’s got his work cut out for him is an understatement. I’ve put together… Read More

Areas of investigation for Ukraine Airlines crash

By Scott Hamilton Commentary Jan. 8, 2020, © Leeham News: Some news reports of the Ukraine Airlines crash yesterday in Tehran linking the event to the Boeing 737 MAX crisis are irresponsible. The Ukraine airplane is a 737-800,… Read More

Analysis: Boeing’s priority after recertifying, delivering MAX: remake the Board

Editor’s Note: Just last night I wrote this piece for publication on Jan. 6 as Pontifications. The news today of Dennis Muilenburg’s ouster causes acceleration. By Scott Hamilton Jan. 6, 2020, Dec. 23, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing’s… Read More

Analysis: Calhoun’s insider status raises question: is he the one to pull Boeing out of its dive?

Analysis By Scott Hamilton Dec. 23, 2019, © Leeham News: The Boeing Board of Directors has fired Dennis Muilenburg. Board chairman David Calhoun was named president and CEO, effective next month. The delay is required while Calhoun resigns… Read More

Breaking News: Muilenburg out, Calhoun becomes president and CEO, Kellner named chairman

Dec. 23, 2019: Boeing press release: (Leeham News analysis to come.) New Leadership to Bring Renewed Commitment to Transparency and Better Communication With Regulators and Customers in Safely Returning the 737 MAX to Service CHICAGO, Dec. 23, 2019… Read More

Boeing tells union: MAX production halt “weeks;” others see months

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton and Byran Corliss Introduction Dec. 23, 2019, © Leeham News: The Boeing 737 MAX production shut down will be measured in “weeks,” Boeing told one of its unions. But “weeks” is a highly … Read More