Reasoned pro-Boeing tanker piece

Here’s one of the most well-reasoned, pro-Boeing tanker pieces we’ve seen, completely devoid of the histrionics of the Boeing supporters.

Minimal job loss over KC-767 tanker

A survey released today (March 22) released by the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Association of 55 companies in the Puget Sound area (Seattle) finds that the loss of the KC-767 contract to Boeing results in the loss of fewer… Read More

Northrop’s conference call transcript

Here’s the Northrop Transcript of Northrop Grumman’s conference call refuting Boeing’s conference call the same day. Boeing did not create a transcript of its conference call, a spokesman told us. But fundamentally, by comparing Northrop’s transcript to Boeing’s redacted… Read More

Hopscotching through Europe

We’re sometimes accused of having a warped sense of humor (guilty) that occasionally gets us in trouble with readers. But we simply can’t help ourselves. We found something in the Boeing tanker protest that we could not help… Read More

Boeing’s conundrum

Let’s put some context into the latest news about the new round of expected delays of the Boeing 787. When Richard Safran, aerospace analyst, wrote recently that he forecast another six month delay for the project, he wasn’t… Read More

Leeham.net updated/Looks at Tanker

Our corporate website, Leeham.net, has been updated with an in-depth look at the Boeing protest of the KC-30 tanker award; the surprise doubling of the Northrop Grumman jobs for the KC-30; and a Wall Street Journal story looking… Read More

VLA and the Airbus-Boeing forecasts

Boeing has had a long run in the spotlight, given the tanker award and protest and the Goldman Sachs report predicting another six month delay for the 787. For a change, let’s take a look at the Airbus… Read More

Why Boeing protested tanker award

Because we were traveling this week, we’re a little behind on these sorts of things. Boeing’s press releases concerning the tanker protest don’t do justice to their reasoning. James Wallace of The Seattle Post-Intelligencer posted an audio of… Read More

Northrop’s job figures

As we noted Tuesday, Northrop issued a press release saying that its KC-30 program will produce 48,000 new jobs. This compares with the 44,000 jobs Boeing claims for its KC-767AT. We find something really odd here. Setting aside… Read More

Northrop doubles KC-45 jobs forecast

Our first reaction to this piece of news from the St. Louis Business Journal was, What the hell? “Northrop Grumman Corp. has nearly doubled its estimate of the number of jobs its KC-45A tanker contract will support, using… Read More