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

Updated: FAA grounds expansion plans for Boeing 737 MAX production, approves path for MAX 9s to resume flights

UPDATING (2) Hundreds of 737s scheduled for delivery this year and in coming years affected by FAA action. IAM shares concerns with Boeing, FAA. By Dan Catchpole Special Coverage of the Boeing crisis Jan. 24, 2024 © Leeham… Read More

Managing supply chain stress continues

Subscription Required Now open to all readers. By Scott Hamilton Jan. 9, 2024, © Leeham News: The COVID-19 pandemic impact on aerospace and its supply chain was deep and long lasting. The airframe and engine manufacturers haven’t fully… Read More

Outlook 2024: Boeing needs a boring year in 2024

By Dan Catchpole Subscription Required Jan. 4, 2024 © Leeham News: Boeing’s priorities in 2024 are clear: get the job done on time and without drama, and don’t cause any scandals. In short, it needs a boring year…. Read More

Re-engining the Boeing 767, Part 2

Subscription required By Bjorn Fehrm December 14, 2023, © Leeham News: We are 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 don’t… Read More

Embraer’s C-390 builds momentum; civilian freighter pondered

Subscription Required  By Scott Hamilton  Dec. 11, 2023, © Leeham News: Embraer’s flagship defense program, the KC/C-390 finally took off this year. Orders began rolling in, after a long drought and cancellations by the Brazilian government that cast… Read More