FAA: No MAX certification until 2020; analysis forecast 15 more crashes if MCAS not fixed

Dec. 11, 2019, © Leeham News: A new round of Congressional Hearings about the Boeing 737 MAX got underway today. Before the hearing began at the House Transportation Committee, FAA Administrator Steve Dickson appeared on CNBC today. Among… Read More

Pontifications: The elephant in the room

June 17, 2019, © Leeham News: The Paris Air Show opens today and the elephant in the room is the Boeing 737 MAX. There is no telling when the airplane will get FAA approval to return to service…. Read More

Pontifications: Compensation claims against Boeing beginning to ramp up

May 27, 2019, © Leeham News: Airlines are increasingly going public with desires to be compensated by Boeing for the grounding of the 737 MAX. Norwegian Air Shuttle and Spice Jet said shortly after the MAX grounding March… Read More

This is not simple

By John Cox May 20, 2019, © Leeham News: The latest version of the Boeing 737 is the MAX. It has new engines, new flight deck screens and the latest in-flight entertainment systems for passengers. It is quite… Read More

Pontifications: Mandate sim time for MAX return to the skies

May 20, 2019, © Leeham News: “Safety is our top priority.” So says Dennis Muilenburg, CEO of The Boeing Co. As stories drip, drip, drip out in The Seattle Times, New York Times, Washington Post, The Wall Street… Read More

Boeing customer compensation for MAX already at $1bn and climbing, estimates aviation lawyer

May 2, 2019, © Leeham News, New York: Boeing faces huge claims from airlines with grounded 737 MAXes, the amount of which will depend on the time the airplanes are out of service, an aviation lawyer tells LNA…. Read More

Pontifications: “We own it, but…”

April 29, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing got roundly thumped for blaming the pilots in the Lion Air flight 610 crash involving the 737 MAX last October. It took months before Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg issued a video… Read More

Training is a factor in the MAX crashes

  April 15, 2019, © Leeham News: This column will no doubt light up the blog-o-sphere. There’s been a major debate going on since the crash of Lion Air JT610, the Boeing 737-8 MAX that immediately became a… Read More

Delta Tech Ops 5-year goal to double revenues

#MROAM April 9, 2019, © Leeham News: Delta Air Lines has the third largest third-party MRO company in North America and aggressively seeks to grow, in sharp contrast to its competitors. While American and United airlines have limited… Read More

Boeing stock price resilient since Lion Air accident

April 9, 2019 (c) Leeham News: Boeing stock price has been remarkably resilient since the Lion Air crash. The 737-8 MAX was five months old and the type had been in service only since May 2017. It took… Read More