Boeing charges, costs nearly $35bn since 1996

By Vincent Valery Introduction   Nov. 5, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing already has racked up $9.2bn in one-time charges and additional costs to the accounting block in the 737 MAX crisis. Some expect there will be more substantial… Read More

Pontifications: Congressional hearings on Boeing dominated by grandstanding–but damning documents revealed

Senate hearing largely theater. House hearing has grandstanding, but substance, too. House reveals some damning documents. Muilenburg claims no knowledge of legal strategy, but top lawyer reports directly to him. Nov. 4, 2019, © Leeham News: Last week’s… Read More

Boeing’s Muilenburg opening statement to the US House

Oct. 29, 2019: Having completed his appearance before the US Senate today, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg will appear before the US House tomorrow. Here is his opening statement: Opening Statement-10-30. His appearance before the Senate was about as… Read More

Congress is accountable in Boeing MAX crisis, too

By Scott Hamilton Commentary When Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg appears before the US Senate today and the US House tomorrow, he needs to be sure the company owns up to its role in the Lion Air and Ethiopian… Read More

Muilenburg opening statement to Senate

Oct. 28, 2019: Boeing released the opening statement of CEO Dennis Muilenburg to the US Senate at a hearing scheduled for tomorrow. The statement may be downloaded here: Opening Statement-DM-102919

Boeing earnings call: still hopes for 4Q recertification

Oct. 23, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing reaffirmed its belief that the Federal Aviation Administration will authorize a return to service for the grounded 737 MAX this quarter. The FAA certification flight will occur soon, said Dennis Muilenburg,… Read More

McAllister out, a new Deal at Boeing Commercial Airplanes

By Scott Hamilton Analysis Oct. 23, 2019, © Leeham News: Kevin McAllister’s departure yesterday as CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes comes as no surprise. Only the timing—now instead of next year, as was widely surmised—caught people off guard…. Read More

Boeing recaps actions ahead of earnings call

Oct. 22, 2019: Boeing today recapped its actions to bring the 737 MAX back to certification and service, ahead of its earnings call tomorrow. The company has taken huge hits since Friday when the information about pilot text… Read More

NMA off the table in 2020–and maybe entirely

Subscription Required Introduction Oct. 21, 2019, © Leeham News, New York: What is the impact of the 737 MAX grounding on Boeing’s plan for the New Midmarket Airplane (NMA)? This question was common along the sidelines last week… Read More

737 MAX special report

Oct. 16, 2019: AlJazeera produced a 30 minute special report on the Boeing 737 MAX. Unlike the hour-long hit piece on the 787 several years ago, undertaken with questionable tactics, this one is well done. See the report… Read More