Boeing’s big opportunity

Subscription Required Now open to all Readers. By Scott Hamilton Analysis Introduction Aug. 3, 2020, © Leeham News: Boeing has one of the biggest opportunities in decades. This is counter-intuitive, given the disaster it faces with the COVID-19… Read More

Pontifications: 777X certification, MAX market deficiencies, NMA and what’s an insider

Certification of 777X will be impacted by MAX crisis. Market sees “deficiencies” in Boeing’s narrow-body product line. Reopening new airplane study doesn’t mean NMA is necessarily dead. The SEC considers Calhoun to be an insider, even if he… Read More

Pontifications: Another Calhoun challenge: fixing Boeing’s product strategy

Jan. 20, 2020, © Leeham News: David Calhoun has been CEO of The Boeing Co. for a week. A couple of new problems arose. Late last week, the US Air Force weighed in that it’s unhappy, again, with… Read More

Analysis: Boeing’s priority after recertifying, delivering MAX: remake the Board

Editor’s Note: Just last night I wrote this piece for publication on Jan. 6 as Pontifications. The news today of Dennis Muilenburg’s ouster causes acceleration. By Scott Hamilton Jan. 6, 2020, Dec. 23, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing’s… Read More

Analysis: Calhoun’s insider status raises question: is he the one to pull Boeing out of its dive?

Analysis By Scott Hamilton Dec. 23, 2019, © Leeham News: The Boeing Board of Directors has fired Dennis Muilenburg. Board chairman David Calhoun was named president and CEO, effective next month. The delay is required while Calhoun resigns… Read More

Breaking News: Muilenburg out, Calhoun becomes president and CEO, Kellner named chairman

Dec. 23, 2019: Boeing press release: (Leeham News analysis to come.) New Leadership to Bring Renewed Commitment to Transparency and Better Communication With Regulators and Customers in Safely Returning the 737 MAX to Service CHICAGO, Dec. 23, 2019… Read More

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