Update (2): Boeing rehires aircraft inspectors

By Bryan Corliss May 18, 2021 © Leeham News — The Boeing Co. has quietly recalled at least some of as many as 900 quality control inspectors who were laid off in 2019 as part of a drive… Read More

Boeing further trims 787 production; now sees 5/mo in 2021

By Scott Hamilton Dec. 4, 2020, © Leeham News: Boeing will cut the production rate for the 787 to 5/mo by mid next year, it was revealed today. Officials previously announced a rate cut to 5/mo. EVP Greg… Read More

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

Boeing responds to FAA recertification of the 737 MAX

Coverage of recertification of the Boeing 737 MAX continues with the next post. Nov. 18, 2020: Boeing issued the following statements in response to the US Federal Aviation Administration recertifying the 737 MAX.

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

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

FAA administrator flies MAX in next step to recertification

By Scott Hamilton Sept. 30, 2020, © Leeham News: Boeing is one step closer to recertifying the 737 MAX. Steve Dickson, the administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, fulfilled a pledge this morning to pilot the MAX as… Read More

“Who’s going to fail?”

By Scott Hamilton Feb. 5, 2020, © Leeham News: “Who’s going to fail?” This is a key question on the sidelines of the annual Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance conference in Lynnwood (WA). The question, of course, related to… Read More

MAX delivery process will be slowed by FAA’s fewer resources

By Scott Hamilton Jan. 14, 2020, © Leeham News: Boeing likely faces an extended timeline to clear its inventory of 400 737 MAXes. LNA estimates it will be well into 2022 before these new-production airplanes are delivered to… Read More

With no end of MAX grounding in sight, Boeing may be forced to cut or suspend production soon

Dec. 11, 2019, © Leeham News: With confirmation by the Federal Aviation Administration that recertification of the 737 MAX won’t happen until 2020, Boeing is rapidly facing a decision whether to reduce or suspend MAX production. With no… Read More