Pontifications: Boeing focuses on design, production vs airplane development–for now

By Scott Hamilton May 11, 2020, © Leeham News: Boeing killed development of its alphabet soup of airplane concepts for now. “For now” is a relative term. When Boeing will be ready to show concepts to customers as… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Can I get COVID-19 in airline cabins? Part 1.

May 8, 2020, ©. Leeham News: In our Corner series, we now dig into this important subject: Is my probability of getting infected with the COVID-19 virus higher in an airliner cabin than in other places? We look… Read More

Better to bring capacity back with a 777X or 777-300ER? Part 2

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction May 7, 2020, © Leeham News: With the Covid-19 pandemic depressing passenger traffic for years to come, we started an analysis last week on the options the airlines have who wait for… Read More

HOTR: Mitsubishi, Bombardier set June 1 to close CRJ deal

By the Leeham News staff May 6, 2020, © Leeham News: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries announced May 7 (Tokyo time) that it will close the acquisition of the Bombardier CRJ program June 1. Production of the CRJ was to… Read More

Updated with earnings call: Spirit Aerosystems reports 1Q loss, expect worse 2Q

By Scott Hamilton May 6, 2020, © Leeham News: Spirit Aerosystems, a major supplier to Boeing and Airbus, reported a net loss of $163m for the first quarter. The loss was a negative margin of 15.5% on revenues… Read More

Seattle Times, reporting team win Pulitzer Prize for Boeing 737 MAX coverage

May 5, 2020, © Leeham News: The Seattle Times and its reporting team won a Pulitzer Prize, it was announced yesterday, for its coverage of the Boeing 737 MAX crisis. The team is Dominic Gates, Steve Miletich, Mike… Read More

Engine OEMs forecast big hit to aftermarket revenue

Subscription Required Now open to all readers. By Scott Hamilton May 5, 2020, © Leeham News: The COVID crisis will damage the aerospace aftermarket in ways that are only beginning to be understood. As key companies report 1Q… Read More

Collapse of Boeing-Embraer JV gives Mitsubishi Aircraft new opportunities

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Introduction May 4, 2020, © Leeham News: The collapse of the Boeing-Embraer joint venture removes a major cloud over another Boeing agreement with a different airframe company. Long ago, Boeing and Mitsubishi Aircraft… Read More

Pontifications: Ugly, fundamental changes coming for airline industry

May 4, 2020, © Leeham News: The global airline industry is on the cusp of a fundamental restructuring that will be painful, and painfully long. A few airlines already ceased operations. Several others are on the brink of… Read More

Better to bring capacity back with a 777X or 777-300ER

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   April 30, 2020, © Leeham News: The travel restrictions implemented in the aftermath of the COVID-19 outbreak lead to an unprecedented collapse in global passenger traffic. These travel restrictions should remain in… Read More