Launching the NMA could mean new business model for Boeing

By Dan Catchpole Feb. 14, 2019, © Leeham News: Commercial aerospace’s super cycle is alive and well—and looks to keep going through the foreseeable future. Major suppliers and OEMs, and industry analysts at the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance… Read More

Boeing expects another banner year for customers

By Dan Catchpole Danieljcatchpole[at]gmail[dot]com Feb. 13, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing Commercial Airplanes expects another banner year in 2019, Randy Tinseth, BCA vice president of marketing, said Tuesday at the PNAA conference. The airplane maker expects its customers… Read More

Pontifications: Countdown to decision on Boeing’s NMA, Part 1

Jan. 14, 2019, © Leeham Co.: Two thousand nineteen begins with increasing focus on whether Boeing is going to launch the New Midmarket Aircraft (NMA, aka 797). Signs all point to a program launch, perhaps at the Paris… Read More

Accounting Standards Call Out Airplane Orders with Questionable Credit

By Dan Catchpole Danieljcatchpole[at]gmail[dot]com Nov. 6, 2018, © Leeham News: Like countless other businesses, Boeing this year adopted new accounting standards, known by the acronym ASC 606. The new rules did not significantly affect the company’s balance sheet…. Read More

Boeing expected to lay out new contract terms for suppliers

By Dan Catchpole Danieljcatchpole[at]gmail[dot]com Oct. 16, 2018, © Leeham News: Puget Sound-area Boeing suppliers are anxiously awaiting an Oct. 30th meeting at the Lynnwood Convention Center. The aerospace giant has invited dozens of suppliers to the meeting. Attendees… Read More

Boeing’s transition in supply chain management aims to save hundreds of millions of dollars

Subscription Required Now open to all readers. Introduction Oct. 8, 2018, © Leeham News: As Boeing moves toward more automation, digital twins and 3D printing to streamline manufacturing and reduce costs, behind the scenes another major initiative has… Read More

Boeing’s bold ambition

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Boeing 1Q earnings: revenues down, profits up

April 26, 2017: Boeing today reported first quarter revenues that were lower in the year earlier period in part because of fewer commercial airplane deliveries, but the operating margin and net earnings were higher. There were fewer 737… Read More

Boeing’s BHAG: Is $50bn Service Revenue Goal Achievable?

 Special to Leeham News and Comment By Kevin Michaels, Managing Director, AeroDynamic Advisory Business gurus Jim Collins and Jerry Porras coined the phrase “Big Hairy Audacious Goal” (BHAG) to describe a business objective which is highly ambitious, galvanizes… Read More

Boeing aims to triple services unit; exec changes support goal

Nov. 22, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Boeing hopes to triple its global services businesses from $15bn in revenues to nearly $50bn in the next five years. A corresponding increase is targeted in market share from today’s 7% in… Read More