Deferrals at historic low, say Boeing CEO

Feb. 9, 2017: Requests for order deferrals are at an historic low but there are still challenges in bridging the production gap between the 777 Classic and 777X, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said during a Cowen & Co…. Read More

Pontifications: No rate increase on Boeing 787 predicted

Jan. 30, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Boeing will decide this year whether to boost 787 production to 14/mo from 12/mo by the end of the decade. I don’t see how this can happen. Neither do several aerospace analysts…. Read More

Top 10 Leeham News stories of 2016

 Dec. 15, 2016, © Leeham Co.: The story about a Boeing official who asserted that the Airbus widebody strategy is a “mess” proved to be LNC’s most read story of 2016. Our second most-read story is why the… Read More

Pontifications: A fresh perspective at Boeing Commercial is sorely needed

Nov. 28, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Boeing last week named an outsider, Kevin McAllister, as the chief executive officer of Boeing Commercial Aircraft (BCA). I think this has the potential to be an invigorating move. McAllister comes to… Read More

Boeing aims to triple services unit; exec changes support goal

Nov. 22, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Boeing hopes to triple its global services businesses from $15bn in revenues to nearly $50bn in the next five years. A corresponding increase is targeted in market share from today’s 7% in… Read More

Boeing sees wide-body market recovery from 2020

Subscription Required Introduction Nov. 3, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Boeing may have solved its pressing problem of largely filling the production gap for the 747-8, but there is still a long way to go for the Boeing 777X…. Read More

Boeing beats estimates on one-time gains

Oct. 26, 2016: Boeing Co. beat analyst estimates on one-time gains but also reported that it raised earnings guidance for the full year. The press release with full details is here. Revenues were down 2% year-over-year to $72.1bn…. Read More

Boeing CEO reiterates production targets

Sept. 15, 2016, © Leeham Co.: The CEO of The Boeing Co. is sticking with current guidance for production rates through the end of the decade despite “hesitation” in wide-body orders. Dennis Muilenburg, speaking at a Morgan Stanley… Read More

Pontifications: Getting there from here on Boeing’s deferred production costs

Aug. 22, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Boeing’s deferred production and tooling costs for the 787 program continue to be a focus-item by some aerospace analysts, media and observers: will the company be able to recover these costs, or… Read More

Pontifications: Mitsubishi ramping up flight testing for MRJ

Aug. 15, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. (MAC) is about to dramatically ramp up its flight testing of the MRJ-90. Media has been alerted to an all-day event next month, complete with a tour of the… Read More