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

Putting perspective on the 787

Update: The Wall Street Journal has a long article (subscription required) discussing the problem and the possibility the FAA could release the 787s for service if it approves interim steps designed by Boeing. It also has this illustration:… Read More

American Icon: Saving Ford and Alan Mulally

We just finished the new book, American Icon: Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company. It is well worth reading. There’s very little about Mulally and his time at Boeing, though there are lots of… Read More

AA plans 767 retirement from about 2015–does this mean 787 order will finally be firmed up soon?

American Airlines announced that it plans to retrofit Boeing 777-200s and half its Boeing 767-300ER fleet with lie-flat business class seats as a means to upgrade its international service. AA also announced that it plans to retrofit only… Read More

How many 787s will Boeing deliver in 2011?

787 in bigger trouble than thought: Seattle Times

Update, December 21: Flightblogger’s piece (referred to in the Dec. 19 update below) is now up: The price of the 787 sales success. Original Post: Dominic Gates published this story for the Sunday Seattle Times; it’s not good… Read More

Boeing: 787 fire caused by FOD, design changes coming, no word on delay

Boeing issued this press release at 3pm PST Nov. 24: Boeing Initiates Changes to 787 Power Panel, Updates to Software EVERETT, Wash., Nov. 24, 2010 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] is developing minor design changes to power distribution panels… Read More

Our 787 forecast: 4-6 month delay

Update Nov. 22: Bloomberg News has this report detailing the source of the FOD. Original Post: It’s become a worldwide sport, trying to forecast how long the widely expected delay from the in-flight fire of Boeing 787 ZA002… Read More

54 failures on QF A380

The Associated Press, via this story in The Seattle Times, details the in-flight emergency of the Qantas A380 after the No. 2 engine suffered an uncontained failure. The account is very dramatic, particularly when the as-yet untold story… Read More

Boeing repositions two 787s, probe continues

Update, Nov. 17, 4:30PM PST: This article from Europe talks about efforts by Safran group to acquire Zodiac, which is a supplier on the Boeing 787. The article refers to possible interest (or lack of it, actually) by… Read More