From the sidelines at MRO America, Day 2; the real reason for 737 production rate cutback

April 11, 2019, © Leeham News: Conversation from the sidelines of the Aviation Week MRO Americas conference in Atlanta on Day 2: Ramping the 737 production back up Boeing already has its plans for ramping production of the… Read More

Pontifications: Delays, design creep, cost overruns–nope, it’s not an airplane program

March 11, 2019, © Leeham News: It’s late. There have been creeping delays. There’s been design creep. There were unknown unknowns. It’s way over budget. No, it’s not a new airplane program, though the parallels are quite apparent…. Read More

Airbus appears poised to launch A321XLR

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Pontifications: March is a critical month for engine OEMs

Feb. 25, 2019, © Leeham News: Even as Boeing put off a decision whether to launch the New Midmarket Aircraft until 2020, next month could be an important milestone—not only for the program but especially for the engine… Read More

Countdown to decision on Boeing’s NMA, Part 3: Engine selection

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Airbus poised to out-deliver Boeing in 2019

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2019 Outlook: leaving Airbus’ troubled year behind

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NMA must stand on its own business case

Dec. 6, 2018, © Leeham News: The prospective Boeing 797 (NMA) must stand on its own business case and not rely on aftermarket contracts for a profitable program, reports investment bank JP Morgan. JPM’s aerospace analyst Seth Seifman… Read More

Pontifications: More hints NMA is a “go”

Dec. 3, 2018, © Leeham News: Safran, the French company that is a 50% partner in CFM International, believes Boeing will launch the New Midmarket Airplane next year. Safran held its investors day last Thursday. In sideline conversation,… Read More

Areas of inquiry in Lion Air crash

Oct. 29, 2018, (c) Leeham News: A three month old Boeing 737-8 MAX crashed into the sea yesterday. There are scant clues. A technical fault was reported the day before the flight, which was unspecified in the news… Read More