Certification process for 777X is another hurdle for Boeing

By Scott Hamilton Jan. 16, 2020, © Leeham News: Certification of the Boeing 777X is far off. The airplane’s first flight hasn’t occurred. There is no date announced when it will,  but sources suggest it could be this… Read More

How far can Boeing’s remaining cash cow, the 787, pay the company bills, Part 2?

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction January 16, 2020, © Leeham News: Last week we started the analysis of how much margin the Boeing 787 program is generating to cover the costs for The Boeing Company’s Commercial Airplanes… Read More

Boeing hasn’t hit bottom yet. Neither have suppliers.

By Scott Hamilton Analysis Jan. 15, 2020, © Leeham News: The extent of the damage to Boeing from the 737 MAX crisis still is unfolding. Billions of dollars in new costs and charges are expected to be announced… Read More

MAX delivery process will be slowed by FAA’s fewer resources

By Scott Hamilton Jan. 14, 2020, © Leeham News: Boeing likely faces an extended timeline to clear its inventory of 400 737 MAXes. LNA estimates it will be well into 2022 before these new-production airplanes are delivered to… Read More

Pontifications: Boeing Board needs major shake-up

Jan. 13, 2020, © Leeham News: Today is David Calhoun’s first day as the president and CEO of The Boeing Co. To say that he’s got his work cut out for him is an understatement. I’ve put together… Read More

To what level can Boeing’s remaining cash cow, the 787, pay the company bills?

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction January 9, 2020, © Leeham News: What a difference a decade made. In January 2010, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner had just made its much delayed first flight and its crisis was at… Read More

Areas of investigation for Ukraine Airlines crash

By Scott Hamilton Commentary Jan. 8, 2020, © Leeham News: Some news reports of the Ukraine Airlines crash yesterday in Tehran linking the event to the Boeing 737 MAX crisis are irresponsible. The Ukraine airplane is a 737-800,… Read More

Pontifications: Airbus almost certain to be hurt by MAX crisis

Jan. 6, 2020, © Leeham News: This may be the year that Airbus is hit with the negative consequences of the Boeing 737 MAX crisis. Most observers see Airbus benefitting with greater A320 family sales while the MAX… Read More

Boeing MAX crisis dominated 2019 Top stories

By Scott Hamilton Dec. 30, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing and the 737 MAX dominated the Top 10 Stories on Leeham News in 2019. This should surprise no one. The year-end late-breaking news that Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg… Read More

Analysis: Boeing’s priority after recertifying, delivering MAX: remake the Board

Editor’s Note: Just last night I wrote this piece for publication on Jan. 6 as Pontifications. The news today of Dennis Muilenburg’s ouster causes acceleration. By Scott Hamilton Jan. 6, 2020, Dec. 23, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing’s… Read More