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

Analysts align in reaction to MAX production suspension

Dec. 17, 2019, © Leeham News: Wall Street analysts were fairly aligned in their reaction to Boeing’s decision to suspend production. Below are excerpt of some of the research notes received by LNA:

Boeing halts 737 production

Dec. 16, 2016: Boeing said it is suspending 737 MAX production. Here is the full press release.

Pontifications: MAX RTS, Emirates 777X order, Suspending 737 production, more

Editor’s Note: News reports Sunday indicated Boeing is considering reducing or suspending production of the 737 MAX. LNA reported this possibility Dec. 11. While Sunday’s reports suggest Boeing will halt production, LNA is told a rate cut to between 10-20… Read More

Norwegian’s attempt to survive

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction Dec. 12, 2019, © Leeham News: Norwegian Air Shuttle (NAS), struggling to survive after years of over-expansion, took major steps over the last few weeks to overhaul its finances and strategy. Major… Read More

With no end of MAX grounding in sight, Boeing may be forced to cut or suspend production soon

Dec. 11, 2019, © Leeham News: With confirmation by the Federal Aviation Administration that recertification of the 737 MAX won’t happen until 2020, Boeing is rapidly facing a decision whether to reduce or suspend MAX production. With no… Read More