Latest engine problem means NMA EIS slides

Subscription Required Introduction April 22, 2019, © Leeham News: If there remains any doubt that Boeing’s prospective New Midmarket Airplane (NMA) won’t be ready for entry into service (EIS) by 2025, it should be dispelled by now. The… Read More

Boeing’s 777X analyzed, Part 4

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction March 07, 2019, © Leeham News: In our analysis series about the Boeing 777X, it’s time to look at the performance of the 777-9 and 777-8 and compared them to their main… Read More

Pontifications: Doubts continue over Boeing NMA launch

March 4, 2019, © Leeham News: Another week, another NMA story. For an airplane that doesn’t exist, the prospective Boeing NMA continues to dominate much of the aerospace news. Last week’s announcement by Rolls-Royce that it withdrew—in December,… Read More

Boeing’s 777X analyzed, Part 2

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction January 30, 2019, © Leeham News: We started an analysis of the Boeing 777X last week as its rollout and first flight should happen this spring/summer. In the Figure below, the first… Read More

Boeing’s 777X analyzed

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction January 24, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing will roll out the first 777X flight test aircraft mid-spring. The first aircraft, the static test airframe, was rolled out in September. Flight-testing should start… Read More

Countdown to decision on Boeing’s NMA, Part 3: Engine selection

By Dan Catchpole Subscription Required Introduction January 21 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing number crunchers are feverishly working through engine bids from Rolls-Royce, Pratt & Whitney and CFM International, the partnership of Safran and General Electric (GE), the… Read More

2019 Outlook: Irkut leads Russia’s airliner industry

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction January 3, 2019, © Leeham News.: The last year was a quiet year for the airliner side of Irkut Corporation (Irkut). It continued testing its two MC-21 single-aisle airliners and rolled out… Read More

Pontifications: More hints NMA is a “go”

Dec. 3, 2018, © Leeham News: Safran, the French company that is a 50% partner in CFM International, believes Boeing will launch the New Midmarket Airplane next year. Safran held its investors day last Thursday. In sideline conversation,… Read More

Airbus’ disadvantages in widebody campaigns

Subscription Required Introduction Oct. 29, 2018, © Leeham Co.: Airbus faces a key disadvantage when it comes to winning current wide-body campaigns against Boeing. The disadvantage is entirely out of its control. It’s not about whether the A330neo… Read More

Pontifications: Engines, engines, engines

Oct. 29, 2018, © Leeham Co.: Engines, engines, engines. News emerged last week that Rolls-Royce admitted its continuing problems with the Trent 1000 that powers the Boeing 787 now bled over to the Trent 7000. RR will fall… Read More