“We’re sick and tired of new technologies:” Avolon CEO

Subscription Required Introduction By Scott Hamilton March 16, 2020, © Leeham News: “I can tell you from our perspective, we’re kind of sick and tired of new, new technology. It’s not proven to be the home run.” This… Read More

Third time is the charm: 777X takes to the sky today

By Scott Hamilton Jan. 25, 2020, © Leeham News: The third time was the charm. After being rained out Thursday and scrubbing the first flight Friday due to high winds, Boeing successfully launched the 777X into the air… Read More

Stabilizing 737 production is Boeing’s priority, CFO says

By Dan Catchpole June 5, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing is focused on smoothing out 737 production at 42 aircraft a month for now. Any decision to returning production to 52/month is well down the road, Boeing CFO… 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

Focus on NMA engines: all OEMs vying for Boeing’s approval

Subscription Required Now open to all readers. Introduction March 22, 2018, © Leeham Co.: As Boeing enters the final stretch whether to launch the New Midrange Aircraft (NMA, aka 797) market focus should shift to the engines more… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Turbofan engine challenges, Part 3

November 12, 2016, ©. Leeham Co: In our trip through a modern turbofan airliner engine and its technologies, we looked last week at the engine intake and the fan. We now continue with the compressor parts. As compressors and… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Engine architectures

4 March 2016, ©. Leeham Co: There is a saying, “There’s more than one way to skin a cat.” The same goes for making successful Turbofans to commercial aircraft. At the recent Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance 2016 sub-supplier… Read More

Boeing 777X heading towards design freeze a bit heavier than planned.

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription required Introduction July 12, 2015, © Leeham Co. As we reported from Boeing’s Paris Air Show briefing, Boeing’s 777X project is progressing to a design freeze later in 2015. At the briefing everything was… Read More

Engine Alliance undertakes PIPs, but not to level Emirates wants

June 17, 2015, Paris Air Show, c. Leeham Co. Engine Alliance, one of the two power plant suppliers for the Airbus A380, said today that it is undertaking Performance Improvement Package (PIP) upgrades to the GP7200 to lower… Read More

Muilenburg’s challenges as Boeing CEO

Subscription Required. Now open to all readers Introduction Jan. 27, 2015: Dennis Muilenburg has been the No. 2 at The Boeing Co. for a little more than a year. He was named vice chairman, president and COO in… Read More