FAA: No MAX certification until 2020; analysis forecast 15 more crashes if MCAS not fixed

Dec. 11, 2019, © Leeham News: A new round of Congressional Hearings about the Boeing 737 MAX got underway today. Before the hearing began at the House Transportation Committee, FAA Administrator Steve Dickson appeared on CNBC today. Among… Read More

First reports from Boeing’s MAX briefings last week

Dec. 10, 2019, © Leeham News: The first reporting from last week’s Boeing briefings for analysts, opinion-makers, influencers and consultants (but not the media) began to emerge Saturday. (Media briefings may be scheduled in January.) The briefings are… Read More

FAA assumes MAX inspections, won’t slow deliveries, agency says

Nov. 29, 2019, © Leeham News: The decision by the Federal Aviation Administration this week to assume inspections of Boeing’s 737 MAXes before delivery won’t delay the company’s projected schedule, once the airplane is recertified. The FAA Wednesday… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Analysing the Lion Air JT610 crash, Part 5.

November 29, 2019, ©. Leeham News: We continue the series about the Lion Air JT610 crash by now analyzing the final part of the flight. We try to understand what changed when the First Officer took over the… Read More

Wall Street rewards Boeing with December MAX delivery forecast

Nov. 12, 2019, © Leeham News: Wall Street rewarded Boeing with a $15 spike in its share price after the company said it expects the recertification of the 737 MAX and the first deliveries to begin in December…. Read More

“It’s not easy to compare:” Airbus’ CEO Faury

Guillaume Faury has been the chief executive officer of Airbus Group since April 1. In this exclusive interview, he looks back on his first six months and ahead for the future of the company. Part 1 appeared Oct…. Read More

Preferred 737 MAX return to service timeline for Airlines

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Oct. 21, 2019, © Leeham News: As Boeing sorts out final requirements with regulators for the 737 MAX return to service, preparations to resume deliveries are in full steam. The company is… Read More

JATR study “damning” to Boeing, FAA, New York Times says

Oct. 11, 2019: The international study group that was named to examine the certification of the Boeing 737 MAX and the MCAS system was issued today. The New York Times obtained an advance copy. It wrote that the… Read More

Boeing Board Aerospace Safety Committee recommends realignment, enhancement of procedures

Sept. 25, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing today outlined the results of the investigation of a special Board of Directors committee formed in August that creates new processes and organizational structures aimed at preventing another 737 MAX crisis… Read More

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