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

Embraer had a better 2019 than 2018

By Bjorn Fehrm March 26, 2020, ©. Leeham News: Embraer presented its full-year 2019 results today and held an analyst call with the CEO, Francisco Gomes Neto, and the CFO, Antonio Carlos Garcia. The company posted a loss,… Read More

HOTR: Boeing has options to federal bailout, CEO says

By the Leeham News Staff March 25, 2020: First, Boeing CEO David Calhoun said he wasn’t an insider (after 10 years on the Board of Directors, and as lead director for many of them). No, he merely had… Read More

Boeing suspends production of wide-bodies

March 23, 2020, (c) Leeham News: Boeing today announced it will suspend production of its wide-bodies for 14 days, beginning Wednesday. Production slowdown begins today. The move is in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Boeing is the last… Read More

Coronavirus upends Airbus, Embraer in addition to Boeing woes

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Introduction March 23, 2020, © Leeham News: The dramatically and continuously worsening impact of coronavirus worldwide is upending Boeing—more than it has been—and Airbus. Boeing is considering shutting the wide-body production lines, The… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Why e in ePlane shall stand for environment, Part 13.

March 13, 2020, ©. Leeham News: In this week’s Corner, we address an often forgotten aspect of Electric and Electric-Hybrid aircraft design. The battery as an energy source, as the only or assisting source, has the same weight… Read More

European airline struggles add risk to 15% of Airbus, Boeing orders

By Judson Rollins Subscription Required Introduction Earlier this week, LNA examined the potential for a shakeout among European carriers as the coronavirus outbreak spreads to the continent. Five European countries now rank among the ten hardest hit –… Read More

Pontifications: Boeing’s alphabet soup of airplanes and more

It’s time for catching up on Odds and Ends. By Scott Hamilton March 2, 2020, © Leeham News: NMA. NSA (version 1). NSA (version 2). NLT. FSA. MOM. These are Boeing’s acronyms for its next airplane.  Whatever it… Read More

Pontifications: EU appears to be holding Boeing-Embraer JV hostage

Feb. 24, 2020, © Leeham News: I bet you’d never get an official of the European Union to go on the record. But there sure seems to be plenty of anecdotal evidence that the approval of the proposed… Read More

Mitsubishi ends 2019 with ~500 commitments for SpaceJet

By Scott Hamilton Jan. 22, 2020, © Leeham News: Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. (MITAC) ended 2019 with 495 commitments for the M100 SpaceJets from multiple continents, LNA learned. All but 100 from US regional carrier Mesa Airlines are unidentified…. Read More