A350-1000 or 777-9? Part 2

Subscription required By Bjorn Fehrm April 10, 2024, © Leeham News: We are doing an article series comparing the capabilities of the Airbus A350-1000 and the Boeing 777-9. The A350-1000 has not been a hot seller, and a… Read More

Airbus’ A350-1000 or Boeing’s 777-9?

Subscription required By Bjorn Fehrm April 4, 2024, © Leeham News: Korean Air confirmed an order for 33 Airbus A350 in the week, 27 of which are the larger A350-1000. The order is significant on two accounts: First,… Read More

Machinists want new Boeing contract ensuring work for decades to come

Subscription required By Dan Catchpole Updated 2:35 p.m., March 4, 2024 The IAM 741 began promoting a strike fund for 2024 Boeing contract negotiations in 2019. Source: IAM 751. March 1, 2024 © Leeham News: When representatives from Boeing… Read More

Safran overcomes supply chain woes as revenues soar

By Tom Batchelor February 15, 2024, © Leeham News: French engine, equipment and interiors specialist Safran said revenues soared by more than a fifth in 2023 despite a “challenging supply chain environment” and inflationary pressures. Announcing the company’s… Read More

Risk-Adjusted Business Outlook

A 2024 view of macroeconomic and indicators for the aircraft finance and leasing markets By David Yu and William Loh Feb. 13, 2024, © Leeham News: As we entered 2024, this is an interesting time for aircraft finance… Read More

Boeing to Suppliers: FAA audit of 737 could change production schedule, but stick to plan for now

[Ed. note: The headline and top of this story have been reworded for clarity.] Subscription required By Dan Catchpole Boeing’s Ihssane Mounir talks to suppliers at the 2024 Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance conference. Feb. 8, 2024 © Leeham… Read More

Quality Will Drive Pay for Spirit Executives

By Dan Catchpole Feb. 6, 2024 © Leeham News: Quality more than quantity will drive Spirit Aerosystems executives’ compensation when the company unveils its new formula when it files its proxy statement in March, the company’s CEO Pat… Read More

Boeing’s orders and deferred production costs: a deeper look

Subscription Required By Judson Rollins Introduction  Feb. 5, 2023, © Leeham News: After last week’s release of the 2023 annual report for Boeing, we undertake our annual analysis of at-risk deals on the OEM’s books. This year, we… Read More

Re-engining the Boeing 767, Part 4

Subscription required By Bjorn Fehrm February 1, 2024, © Leeham News: We have been looking at a re-engine of the 767, a move that Boeing is considering to avoid a production stop after 2027. The present 767 engines… Read More

Boeing records loss in 2023, but better than expected results; no guidance for 2024

By Dan Catchpole Subscription Required Jan. 31, 2024 © Leeham News: Boeing posted a $5.8B loss in 2023, a substantial improvement over the previous year’s $11B loss. Boeing Commercial Airplanes even posted a $41M profit in the fourth… Read More