Analysts react to Boeing’s 2Q charge, cost and RTS announcement

July 19, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing yesterday announced a $4.9bn charge connected to customer compensation for the 737 MAX grounding. It also announced a $1.7bn additional cost associated with the accounting block and forecast a 4q2019 return… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Airbus’ A321neo has a pitch-up issue

July 19, 2019, ©. Leeham News: The European Aviation Safety Agency EASA has issued an Air Worthiness Directive (AD) to instruct operators of the Airbus A321neo of a Pitch instability issue. EASA writes “excessive pitch attitude can occur… Read More

Boeing to record >$4bn charge in 2Q

July 18, 2019: Boeing just issued this press release: Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced today it will recognize an impact to earnings when it releases second-quarter 2019 results on July 24.  Boeing will record an after-tax charge of $4.9… Read More

How much of an NMA market will the Airbus A321XLR capture?

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction July 18, 2019, © Leeham News: Airbus’ new A321XLR is labeled as an Boeing NMA killer. It shall, with its capability to fly the same routes as the NMA, nibble away on… Read More

14 new airplanes and derivatives see EIS through 2027

Subscription Required July 15, 2019, © Leeham News: There are 14 new and derivative aircraft scheduled for entry into service (EIS) through 2027. This rises to 16 if Boeing launches the New Midmarket Aircraft (NMA). But there are… Read More

Pontifications: Boeing can’t catch a break

July 15, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing can’t catch a break. Some may argue it doesn’t deserve one, given what’s come out about the 737 MAX development. And the sloppy production of the 787 at the Charleston (SC)… Read More

Will the NMA-7 finally kill the A330?

Subscription Required By Judson Rollins July 11, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing is expected to proceed with the New Midmarket Airplane (NMA) once the 737 MAX gets clearance to return to service. News from the Paris Air Show… Read More

Pontifications: Airbus-the First 50 Years

Book Review July 8, 2019, © Leeham News: When a company authorizes or sponsors a book about some major event, the book is usually a puff piece meant for the coffee table in reception. Airbus authorized the book,… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Cutting corners in aerospace costs a fortune

July 05, 2019, ©. Leeham News: It seems more and more likely the 737 MAX grounding will go well beyond six months and it can approach nine months to a year depending on developments in the next months…. Read More

SAP and advanced manufacturing cut costs for current, new airplanes

Subscription Required July 1, 2019, © Leeham News: Improving supply chain management is one of the many, many key factors in making the business case for the prospective Boeing New Midmarket Airplane. The prospective Boeing NMA needs SAP… Read More