Embraer weighs in against Honeywell-UTC merger

March 1, 2016, © Leeham Co. Embraer joined Airbus and Boeing in opposing the potential acquisition by Honeywell of United Technologies Corp. We’re at the 2016 ISTAT AGM in Phoenix and will be reporting on presentations and news… Read More

Asian airline market: overheated, balanced or just some spot troubles?

The Zhuhai Air Show, underway this week, comes against the backdrop of rising concerns–and large orders announced in recent weeks–of an over-ordered Asian market. We’ve expressed concern about the large number of orders at Lion Air and AirAsia… Read More

Boeing 787-9 departs on first flight

The Boeing 787-9 left this morning on its first flight at 11:02 AM PDT. We discussed the implications of this first flight on Sept. 13. We were at the first flight departure at Paine Field, Everett (WA), for… Read More

Odds and Ends: 787 Developments on ELT, Production; Frontier as a ULCC

787 Developments: There have been a flurry of developments late Friday on the Boeing 787. First, it emerged that Boeing’s Charleston plant will not reach a production target of three per month by the end of this year… Read More

ELT was under own power at time of Ethiopian 787 incident

Here is some more information on the Honeywell Electronic Locator Transmitter and the installation/operation on the Boeing 787. We asked Boeing about the prospect of interface between the ELT and the 787’s electrical system. Boeing told us: In… Read More

Previous Honeywell ELTs subject to EASA, Canadian AD notes

Previous Electronic Locator Transmitters have been subject to Airworthiness Directives from the European EASA and Canadian regulators. We have a query into Honeywell for comment.

AAIB issues report, recommends rendering “inert” ELT

Here it is. Be sure to also click on the PDF.

Supplier Honeywell thinks Sequestration is OK; Mystery photo

In a break from major defense contractors, politicians and just about everybody, the CEO of Honeywell thinks Sequestration might be a good thing. We opined about this on Election Day. For a switch in topics and our usual… Read More

Boeing 737 MAX update

Update: Aviation Week has this piece that has some good close-ups of artwork. Boeing held a tele-conference updating the 737 MAX program. Beverly Wyse, VP and GM of the 737 Program are Michael Teal gave the briefing. Beverly… Read More