2024 Outlook: A Mixed Bag for Propulsion OEMs

Subscription Required By Chris Sloan and Gordon Smith January 11, 2033, © Leeham News: In 2023, a slew of problems plagued propulsion providers, with Pratt & Whitney’s GTF Engine and supply-chain shortcomings grabbing the bulk of negative headlines… Read More

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

Editor’s Note: As Airbus and Boeing consider new airplanes, their current generation aircraft are plagued with technical issues. The engines on the A320neo and 737 MAX families continue to have problems years after entry into service. The Boeing… Read More

Pontifications: Moonshot for engines for Next Boeing Airplane may have to wait

Sept. 12, 2023, © Leeham News: The Next Boeing Airplane (NBA) may be a moonshot for CEO David Calhoun, but airlines will probably be reluctant to take a moonshot on the next new engine. Service issues with the… 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

Engine Development. Part 10. Next generation engines

Subscription Required By Bjorn Fehrm Introduction October 20, 2022, © Leeham News: We finish our series about engine development by looking at the next-generation engines and future trends in airliner engine development. We limit this look forward to… Read More

Pontifications: Assessing the future of stand-alone GE Aviation

By Scott Hamilton Nov. 22, 2021, © Leeham News: GE Aviation’s (GEA) spin-off takes the corporate burden off its back and opens that way to move forward just as commercial aviation should be over the COVID-19 pandemic. The… Read More

The Ultrafan Project

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   June 21, 2021, © Leeham News: Rolls-Royce launched the Ultrafan in 2014, a project to develop next-generation geared turbofan engines. The engine OEM has been working on that project ever since. The… Read More

Pontifications: New GE Aviation CEO will face big challenges

June 1, 2020, © Leeham News: The new chief executive officer for GE Aviation (GEA) will face huge challenges when he or she succeeds David Joyce when he retires this year, say industry sources. Joyce was named CEO… 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