MAX impact on Boeing NMA beginning to emerge

Subscription Required Introduction May 2, 2019, © Leeham News: There was indication last week Boeing’s decision on whether to approve the New Midmarket Airplane program will slide. CEO Dennis Muilenburg said on the company’s first quarter earnings call… Read More

Latest engine problem means NMA EIS slides

Subscription Required Introduction April 22, 2019, © Leeham News: If there remains any doubt that Boeing’s prospective New Midmarket Airplane (NMA) won’t be ready for entry into service (EIS) by 2025, it should be dispelled by now. The… Read More

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

Subscription Required Introduction Feb. 25, 2019, © Leeham News: The longer Boeing dithers on launching the New Midmarket Airplane, the harder it is to close an already difficult business case. News last week that Airbus finally, at long… Read More

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

By Dan Catchpole Subscription Required Introduction January 21 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing number crunchers are feverishly working through engine bids from Rolls-Royce, Pratt & Whitney and CFM International, the partnership of Safran and General Electric (GE), the… Read More

Airbus poised to out-deliver Boeing in 2019

Subscription Required LNC’s Corporate and Enterprise subscribers received this Jan. 3. Jan. 8, 2019, © Leeham News: Airbus is positioned to out-deliver Boeing this year, boosted by the addition of the Bombardier CSeries acquisition last year. LNC projects… Read More

2019 Outlook: leaving Airbus’ troubled year behind

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Only Introduction December 19, 2018, © Leeham News.: Next year is a time when Airbus hopes to leave its troubled 2018 behind. But 2018 was also when the company wanted to leave the troubles… Read More

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