A tangled web at the HNA Group

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Nov. 18, 2019, © Leeham News: The HNA Group, a Chinese conglomerate with a heavy focus on aviation, has been in the spotlight for a few years as its financial condition deteriorated…. Read More

Pontifications: A new setback for Boeing

Nov. 18, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing suffered another setback last week, and this time it’s unrelated to the 737 MAX. Boeing abandoned a robotic riveting/fastener system awkwardly called Fuselage Automatic Upright Build, or FAUB, intended to speed… 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

Airlines look toward another peak season without the MAX

Subscription Required Introduction Nov. 11, 2019, © Leeham News: Airlines are beginning to make plans for another peak summer season either without the Boeing 737 MAX in their fleets, or a reduced number. With the recertification of the… Read More

Air France-KLM wants to simplify the fleet

Subscription Required Nov. 7, 2019, © Leeham News: Air France-KLM will strive to greatly simplify its fleet by early next decade, the group outlined in an investors day presentation Nov. 5. The Group includes Air France, KLM and… Read More

Aviation Forum Munich: Boeing moves away from Partnership for Success

By Bjorn Fehrm November 6, 2019, ©. Leeham News at Aviation Forum Munich: The second day of Aviation Forum Munich had an interesting presentation from Boeing’s VP of Sourcing, Jody Franich. He described the One Boeing approach for… 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

Boeing charges, costs nearly $35bn since 1996

By Vincent Valery Introduction   Nov. 5, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing already has racked up $9.2bn in one-time charges and additional costs to the accounting block in the 737 MAX crisis. Some expect there will be more substantial… Read More

Big Three Gulf Carriers’ financials

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction Nov. 4, 2019, © Leeham News: The rise of the Big Three Middle Eastern carriers since the mid-2000s has been nothing short of astounding. They took full advantage of an advantageous geographical… Read More

Pontifications: Congressional hearings on Boeing dominated by grandstanding–but damning documents revealed

Senate hearing largely theater. House hearing has grandstanding, but substance, too. House reveals some damning documents. Muilenburg claims no knowledge of legal strategy, but top lawyer reports directly to him. Nov. 4, 2019, © Leeham News: Last week’s… Read More