Pontifications: Tombstone mentalities and Fantasy Land

By Scott Hamilton Analysis April 30, 2024, © Leeham News: David Calhoun, the CEO of The Boeing Co., put this right at the top of an employee message and the 1Q2024 earnings call last Wednesday: “Since Jan. 5,… Read More

Pontifications: Boeing “transparency”–not so much.

April 9, 2024, © Leeham News: “Since [Aircraft Certification, Safety, and Accountability Act] ACSAA became law, Boeing has supported implementation of the legislation, including providing full transparency for the FAA’s expert review panel in its evaluation of our… Read More

Updated: FAA grounds expansion plans for Boeing 737 MAX production, approves path for MAX 9s to resume flights

UPDATING (2) Hundreds of 737s scheduled for delivery this year and in coming years affected by FAA action. IAM shares concerns with Boeing, FAA. By Dan Catchpole Special Coverage of the Boeing crisis Jan. 24, 2024 © Leeham… Read More

Boeing still hopes for 737-7 certification this year, 737-10 next year and an Amended Type Certificate for the 777X

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton June 5, 2023, © Leeham News: Boeing continues to face a plethora of paperwork to certify the 737 MAX 7 this year. Officials hope to certify the largest member of the family next… Read More

Pontifications: Skyline backlog suggests higher production rate than Boeing targets for 777X

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton By Scott Hamilton April 17, 2023, © Leeham News: Boeing’s skyline for the 777X, reported by Cirium, suggests there will be a need to boost production higher than the company’s target of 4/mo… Read More

Pontifications: One step forward, two steps back for Boeing

March 14, 2023, © Leeham News: There is a phrase in the US about the politician’s dance: one step forward, two steps back and a sidestep. I couldn’t help but this about this dance step in connection with… Read More

New software issue delays some 737 MAX deliveries/Update

By Scott Hamilton and Laura Mueller  Update, March 9, 2023: Some readers have interpreted this story as reporting that new deliveries directly from Boeing are being delayed. The wording is somewhat ambiguous. To clarify, airplanes purchased by lessors–who… Read More

Boeing adds 737 MAX 7 to at-risk status with MAX 10 for cancellation over FAA certification

By Scott Hamilton Oct. 26, 2022, © Leeham News: Boeing may terminate the 737 MAX 7 program if the deadline for a cockpit warning system is not extended, blocking certification. CEO David Calhoun previously said the 737 MAX… Read More

Boeing delays 777X first delivery delayed until 2025; posts $1.2 B loss in first quarter

UPDATED By Dan Catchpole April 27, 2022, © Leeham News: Boeing’s 777X program took another hit Wednesday, when the company said it won’t deliver the first 777-9 until 2025 due to new delays getting the plane certified. It… Read More

Boeing’s Product Certification Timelines and Challenges

Subscription Required By the Leeham News Team April 18, 2022, © Leeham News: US Rep. Peter DeFazio, the chairman of the House Transportation Committee, is on record opposing a certification extension for the Boeing 737-10 Max. Under legislation… Read More