Pontifications: Why I’d fly the MAX; lessons learned and still to come

Nov. 23, 2020, © Leeham News: I’m okay with flying on board the Boeing 737 MAX. Yes, it’s gone through the wringer in the 20 months since it was grounded. Yes, Boeing and the US Federal Aviation Administration… Read More

Breaking News: FAA recertifies 737 MAX–continuing coverage

Coverage continues in the next post. Nov. 18, 2020, (c) Leeham News: The US Federal Aviation Administration today recertified the Boeing 737 MAX, ending a 20-month grounding. Recertification of the airplane will follow by Transport Canada and Europe’s… Read More

Podcast: 10 Minutes About the 737 MAX Return to Service

Nov. 18, 2020, © Leeham News: LNA today launches a new feature, a periodic podcast about key issues of the moment. Called “10 Minutes About,” the podcast is—as the title says—10 minutes about the issue selected. This time… Read More

HOTR: Don’t get over-optimistic on COVID-19 vaccine news

By the Leeham News team Nov. 10, 2020, © Leeham News: Pfizer yesterday announced it’s on track to produce a COVID-19 vaccine that appears to be 90% effective in trials. The company is one of the world’s leading… Read More

Pontifications: Deferrals, bankruptcies continue; order recovery far off

June 22, 2020, © Leeham News: Although more passengers are flowing through airports and airlines are adding back service, airplane order deferrals continue. Airline bankruptcies do, too. LEVEL’s short haul operation went into bankruptcy last week. LATAM Argentina… Read More

HOTR: Boeing still sees MAX 3Q recertification

By the Leeham News staff June 10, 2020, © Leeham News: Despite COVID slowdowns, Boeing still expects recertification of the 737 MAX in the third quarter, say people familiar with the situation. Whether this timetable proves out remains… Read More

Pontifications: Critical step in Boeing MAX recertification target: May

March 30, 2020, © Leeham News: Barring further issues, the FAA Type Inspection Authorization for the MAX is targeted for the second half of May, LNA learned. This is a critical step in recertifying the airplane. Also barring more… Read More

Aviation safety continues to improve in the US and Europe

By Judson Rollins Introduction Jan. 3, 2020, © Leeham News: Despite all the safety-related headlines surrounding the Boeing 737 MAX, 2019 was a mercifully quiet year with just six fatal airline accidents around the world. Clifford Law Offices… Read More

Airlines look toward another peak season without the MAX

Subscription Required Introduction Nov. 11, 2019, © Leeham News: Airlines are beginning to make plans for another peak summer season either without the Boeing 737 MAX in their fleets, or a reduced number. With the recertification of the… Read More

Pontifications: Next few weeks critical to aerospace industry

Sept. 9, 2019, © Leeham News: Reports increased last week that Europe’s EASA safety regulator may go its own way in recertifying the Boeing 737 MAX. The head of IATA, the international trade group, and CEOs of several… Read More