How much did the CSeries cost Bombardier?

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction February 20, 2020, © Leeham News: As we wrote in last week’s article about the A220 flying the Montreal to Toulouse route, the stakes are high in the civil airliner business. If… Read More

Boeing may have checkmated Airbus in trade dispute

By Scott Hamilton Feb. 20, 2020, © Leeham News: Boeing may have just checkmated Airbus in the long-running trade dispute between the US and European Union. In an unexpected move, Boeing and Washington State crafted legislation to void… Read More

Boeing helps some suppliers, but squeezes others

By Scott Hamilton Feb 19, 2020, © Leeham News: Boeing says it is helping some suppliers with liquidity while the 737 MAX is grounded. Other suppliers complain that Boeing is dunning them for alleged bad workmanship, squeezing cash…. Read More

Boeing finds debris left in new 737 MAXes, now in storage

By Scott Hamilton Exclusive Feb. 18, 2020, © Leeham News: Boeing recently discovered some of its stored 737 MAXes have foreign objects in the fuel tanks. The entire fleet of 400+ newly produced but undelivered MAXes is being… Read More

Pontifications: In chaos there is opportunity for Boeing during MAX grounding

Feb. 17, 2020, © Leeham News: Boeing executives said that while the 737 MAX production is suspended, efficiencies are being implemented on the assembly lines. At a Cowen & Co. conference last week, EVP and CFO Greg Smith… Read More

Boeing 737 MAX 2020-23 backlog will require to 2026 to deliver: analysis

Subscription Required Introduction By Scott Hamilton Feb. 14, 2020, © Leeham News: It will take Boeing years to deliver new production airplanes scheduled for delivery in 2020-2023 because the restart of the 737 MAX production will fall far… Read More

Boeing sued in Seattle over 737 MAX

Feb. 13, 2020, © Leeham News: A Seattle law firm filed what is believed to be the first lawsuit over the Boeing 737 MAX crisis in King County Superior Court. King County includes Seattle and Renton, where Boeing’s… Read More

MAX, 777X certification questions abound at Singapore Airshow

By Judson Rollins February 13, 2020, © Leeham News: Despite depressed turnout at this year’s Singapore Airshow, there was still plenty of conversation around the return to service for Boeing’s beleaguered 737 MAX – and potential impacts on… Read More

Airbus’ profitability challenges

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Feb. 10, 2020, © Leeham News: Airbus Commercial Aircraft ended 2019 with a surprisingly strong 1,131 new aircraft orders (768 net orders) and a backlog of 7,482 aircraft. There were 863 aircraft… Read More

Pontifications: A few rays of sunshine emerge in MAX crisis

Feb. 10, 2020, © Leeham News: The was plenty of angst among suppliers last week at the annual Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance conference. Worries about the production shutdown, its duration and lack of communication from Boeing prevailed. But… Read More