C Series charge spotlights 787 deferred costs

Subscription Required May 4, 2016: (c) Leeham Co.: The $500m charge reported last week by Bombardier for 127 recent orders for its C Series resulted in shining the spotlight on Boeing’s deferred production costs for the 787. As LNC… Read More

Pontifications: Boeing finally cracks on 777 production rates, but spin continues

June 8, 2015, c. Leeham Co. Boeing finally said it may reduce production rates on the 777 Classic, but only initially by one aircraft per month and only starting in 2018. Dominic Gates of The Seattle Times reported… Read More

Odds and Ends: No Boeing response to A321neoLR; After DL loss, Boeing wins Kuwait; It’s ‘huge’

No response to A321neoLR: Reuters reports that Boeing isn’t going to respond to the Airbus A321neoLR, the airplane intended to be a bonafide replacement for the Boeing 757. “We are very happy with where the MAX 9 sits… Read More

But what of the runway performance?

Dominic Gates of The Seattle Times has this story in which he has the following observation: Wyse revealed that Boeing, through structural efficiencies, has also beefed up the allowed maximum take-off weights for the three MAX variants. Each… Read More

Boeing’s thinking still up in the air on New Small Airplane

Boeing promises “clarity” at the Paris Air Show about its New Small Airplane (NSA) program, but aside from settling on the performance it believes is required, little clarity has truly been achieved inside Boeing. We learned last week… Read More

787 in bigger trouble than thought: Seattle Times

Update, December 21: Flightblogger’s piece (referred to in the Dec. 19 update below) is now up: The price of the 787 sales success. Original Post: Dominic Gates published this story for the Sunday Seattle Times; it’s not good… Read More