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

Countdown to Boeing’s decision on NMA, Part 2

Subscription Required Now open to all readers. Introduction Jan. 7, 2019, © Leeham News: As the airline, lessor and aerospace industries await Boeing’s decision whether to launch its New Midrange Airplane (NMA, aka 797), as of last month… Read More

NMA must stand on its own business case

Dec. 6, 2018, © Leeham News: The prospective Boeing 797 (NMA) must stand on its own business case and not rely on aftermarket contracts for a profitable program, reports investment bank JP Morgan. JPM’s aerospace analyst Seth Seifman… Read More

Boeing assumes 787 rate goes to 14/mo, but still working on it

  July 26, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Boeing posted strong earnings in the second quarter, with officials seeing continued strong demand, a recovering cargo market and strong commitment to returning cash to shareholders. Financial guidance for the year… Read More

Pontifications: Boeing 777 production rates

Feb. 27, 2017, © Leeham Co.: When Boeing announced it will reduce 777 production to 5/mo, with actual deliveries of the 777 Classic to 3.5/mo beginning in 2018, the aerospace analyst at Goldman Sachs immediately concluded Boeing will… Read More

Boeing to decide this year 787 production rate of 14/mo

Jan. 25, 2017: Boeing today reported slightly lower revenues for 2016 vs. 2015. Revenues were down 2% to $94.6bn vs $96.1bn. Net profit was down 5% year-over-year, reflecting the lower revenues and after charges on the KC-46A tanker… Read More

Boeing beats estimates on one-time gains

Oct. 26, 2016: Boeing Co. beat analyst estimates on one-time gains but also reported that it raised earnings guidance for the full year. The press release with full details is here. Revenues were down 2% year-over-year to $72.1bn…. Read More

Pontifications: Getting there from here on Boeing’s deferred production costs

Aug. 22, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Boeing’s deferred production and tooling costs for the 787 program continue to be a focus-item by some aerospace analysts, media and observers: will the company be able to recover these costs, or… Read More

Pontifications: Mitsubishi ramping up flight testing for MRJ

Aug. 15, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Mitsubishi Aircraft Corp. (MAC) is about to dramatically ramp up its flight testing of the MRJ-90. Media has been alerted to an all-day event next month, complete with a tour of the… Read More