Pontifications: In chaos there is opportunity for Boeing during MAX grounding

Feb. 17, 2020, © Leeham News: Boeing executives said that while the 737 MAX production is suspended, efficiencies are being implemented on the assembly lines. At a Cowen & Co. conference last week, EVP and CFO Greg Smith… Read More

Boeing 737 MAX 2020-23 backlog will require to 2026 to deliver: analysis

Subscription Required Introduction By Scott Hamilton Feb. 14, 2020, © Leeham News: It will take Boeing years to deliver new production airplanes scheduled for delivery in 2020-2023 because the restart of the 737 MAX production will fall far… Read More

Boeing MAX production will restart, build slowly

By Scott Hamilton Jan. 29, 2020, © Leeham News: Restarting production of the Boeing 737 MAX assembly lines will be slow, methodical and paced to avoid adding to inventory of about 400 airplanes in storage. This was one… Read More

Analysis: Calhoun’s insider status raises question: is he the one to pull Boeing out of its dive?

Analysis By Scott Hamilton Dec. 23, 2019, © Leeham News: The Boeing Board of Directors has fired Dennis Muilenburg. Board chairman David Calhoun was named president and CEO, effective next month. The delay is required while Calhoun resigns… Read More

Boeing earnings call: still hopes for 4Q recertification

Oct. 23, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing reaffirmed its belief that the Federal Aviation Administration will authorize a return to service for the grounded 737 MAX this quarter. The FAA certification flight will occur soon, said Dennis Muilenburg,… Read More

Pontifications: Muilenburg’s departure wouldn’t go far enough

Oct. 7, 2019, © Leeham News: A recent call for Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg by my friend Ernie Arvai to resign or be removed has a litany of woes at the company that occurred under the CEO. These… Read More

Returning MAX safely to service is Boeing’s “top priority”

June 17, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing executives focused on its top priority, returning the grounded 737 MAX, safely to service, in its lead off briefing today at the Paris Air Show. Greg Smith, EVP of The Boeing… 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 to support MAX simulator demo (Update)

Boeing CFO meetings show confidence in recertifying MAX sooner than later. Returning to pre-grounding production rates will be “gradual.” FAA clearance anticipated in 4-5 weeks. Boeing will urge pilots, regulators to witness simulations of MCAS flight characteristics. NMA,… 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