Pontifications: “Dreadful” or “clearing the decks”? Boeing’s first quarter results

May 2, 2022, © Leeham News: Boeing’s first quarter report was just awful. There’s just no getting around this, although a few Wall Street analysts bent over backward trying to make a silk purse out of a sow’s… Read More

Boeing delays 777X first delivery delayed until 2025; posts $1.2 B loss in first quarter

UPDATED By Dan Catchpole April 27, 2022, © Leeham News: Boeing’s 777X program took another hit Wednesday, when the company said it won’t deliver the first 777-9 until 2025 due to new delays getting the plane certified. It… Read More

CFM’s Open Fan targets mid-2030s for entry into service

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton CFM RISE Open Fan. Credit: CFM. Feb. 1, 2020, © Leeham News: GE Aviation appears confident the CFM open rotor engine—a concept that was flight tested back in the 1980s—is an engine whose… Read More

Pontifications: Boeing’s production system of the future

Nov. 1, 2021, © Leeham News: Boeing executives have been hinting for years about the production transformation the company sees as critical to the Next Boeing Airplane (NBA), no matter what form it takes. Boeing’s effort, begun under… Read More

Pontifications: 787 deliveries, suspended a year, look for restart soon

By Scott Hamilton Sept. 27, 2021, © Leeham News: In a few weeks it will be a year since Boeing suspended delivery of virtually all 787s. Inspections revealed some flaws in production. Despite a year-long effort, Boeing hasn’t… Read More

Pontifications: David Joyce fills key void on Boeing’s Board

Sept. 6, 2021, © Leeham News: Last week’s election of David Joyce to the Boeing Board of Directors fills a glaring hole of talent and expertise that’s been missing from the Board for years. Joyce, an outside director,… Read More

HOTR: Boeing’s backlog market share vs Airbus falls below 40%

By the Leeham News Team July 14, 2021, © Leeham News: Six months into 2021, Boeing is delivering 737 MAXes, clearing MAX inventory, and taking orders. Airbus isn’t matching Boeing orders for the A320 family, so far. But… Read More

Podcast: 10 Minutes About the Boeing Design and Production Moonshot

June 29, 2021, © Leeham News: “Most often when a new airplane is developed by either side, it is usually developed around a propulsion package that offers 15% to 20% improvement with respect to efficiency versus the one… Read More

Airbus program update tomorrow: what will officials reveal?

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Introduction June 14, 2021, © Leeham News: Airbus will provide a commercial program update tomorrow in Toulouse. Will the Next Boeing Airplane be like the 757 with a composite new wing and new… Read More

HOTR: Boeing’s “historic” production advance

By the Leeham News Team May 18, 2021, © Leeham News: Boeing’s Defense unit last week said it joined the front fuselage of the first Boeing-SAAB T-7A Red Hawk trainer with the aft section “perfectly,” in less than… Read More