Survey split on MAX return to service: December to March

Aug. 7, 2019, © Leeham News: It will take Boeing nearly a year to deliver the stored 737 MAXes if the airplane returns to service in November, according to a new analysis by Bernstein Research. In an Aug…. Read More

Boeing faces weak sales, production gap for 777X

Subscription Required Now open to all readers. Aug. 5, 2019, © Leeham News: Design issues with the giant General Electric Aviation GE9X are causing untimely headaches for the Boeing 777X program, at a time when the 737 MAX… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Fly by steel or electrical wire, Part 2

July 25, 2019, ©. Leeham News: In our series about classical flight controls (“fly by steel wire”) and Fly-By-Wire (FBW or “fly by electrical wire”) this week we cover the difference in system infrastructure the two controls methods… Read More

How much of an NMA market will the Airbus A321XLR capture, Part 3?

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction August 1, 2019, © Leeham News: We wrap up our study of what part of an NMA market the Airbus A321XLR could capture with looking at the difference in available engine technology… Read More

Boeing MAX crisis overshadows other challenges

Subscription Required July 29, 2019, © Leeham News: The 737 MAX crisis overshadows everything else right now at Boeing. This includes forward orders, weak customers and production gaps on the 787 line, which right now is the cash… Read More

Pontifications: MAX market share holding steady, so far

July 29, 2019, Leeham News: Despite threats and fears of cancellations for the Boeing 737 MAX following two fatal accidents of virtually brand new -8 MAXes, few order cancellations directly attributable to the crashes have occurred. So far,… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Fly by steel or electrical wire?

July 25, 2019, ©. Leeham News: Last week’s Corner which dealt with Airbus’ issue with an updated A321neo Fly By Wire (FBW) and how it was unrelated to the issue of the Boeing 737 MAX, gives a good… Read More

Analyst shrug off possible 737 production shut down

July 25, 2019, © Leeham News: Aerospace analysts brushed aside Boeing’s warning yesterday that the possibility exists the 737 MAX production line might be shut down in the airplane doesn’t return to service (RTS) in the fourth quarter…. Read More

How much of an NMA market will the Airbus A321XLR capture? Part 2

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction July 25, 2019, © Leeham News: We continue our discussion from last week of what part of an NMA market the Airbus A321XLR would capture. We started the study by comparing the… Read More

Boeing warns of production reduction, complete shut down of MAX if return to service delayed beyond 4th quarter

July 24, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing’s chief executive officer today warned that if the 737 MAX return to service is delayed much beyond the anticipated fourth quarter RTS, reducing production from the current 42/mo or a complete… Read More