Market, other factors emerging, creating Boeing 787 concern

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Boeing faces prospect of China’s political wrath thanks to Trump

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ISTAT Day 1: Leahy’s biggest fear: producing enough planes to meet demand

Feb. 29, 2016, (c) Leeham Co: Aircraft lessors financed 48% of the Airbus deliveries in 2015, with direct sales and sale-leasebacks, says John Leahy, chief operating officer customers for Airbus. We’re at the 2016 ISTAT AGM in Phoenix and… Read More

Pontifications: Talk about government interference in private industry; book review of United “Flight 232”

There are many topics on which to comment, n one of which requiring a full Pontification, so today’s column is going to be a bit of a free association. August 10, 2015, (c) Leeham Co. Government interference: While… Read More

Pontifications: Mitsubishi nears first flight for MRJ-90

Aug. 3, 2015, © Leeham Co. Mitsubishi is just a few months away from beginning flight testing on the first commercial airplane designed and built in Japan since the NAMC YS-11 in the 1960s. The 60 passenger turbo prop had… Read More

Boeing’s McNerney on 787 costs, obsoleting airplanes

July 8, 2015: Bloomberg News interviewed Jim McNerney, then-CEO of The Boeing Co., June 15 at the Paris Air Show. (McNerney relinquished his CEO title a week later to Dennis Muilenburg.) Although McNerney got it wrong on the… Read More

Pontifications: ExIm reform

July 6, 2015, © Leeham Co. The US ExIm Bank authorization expired last week. As readers know, I’m a strong advocate of renewal of the authorization. Boeing, and other companies, hope reauthorization can be achieved this month. I won’t… Read More

ExIm Bank expires, Boeing, hundreds more hope for a Lazarus

July 1, 2015, c. Leeham Co. The ExIm Bank is dead. At least for now. Boeing, and hundreds of smaller companies, hope for a Lazarus miracle. Though nobody expects a revival of the Bank in four days, as… Read More

Open Letter to Members of Congress on ExIm

To Members of the US Congress: There will be a vote soon on whether to reauthorize the US ExIm Bank. You should do so. Arguments by some that this is a form of corporate welfare are unfounded. Suggestions… Read More

Odds and Ends: WTO and 777X tax breaks; US airlines vs Middle East; Goldman and Boeing; ExIm Bank

WTO to examine 777X tax breaks: Well, we predicted this in November 2013 when Washington State extended the Boeing 787 tax breaks to the 777X. And it’s happened. The World Trade Organization is going to take a look… Read More