Boeing’s safety, labor battles heat up while CEO will walk with $34m payout

By Scott Hamilton May 16, 2024, © Leeham News: Even as Boeing is under fire for safety issues, the company’s battles heat up. Boeing remains at an impasse with its engineers and technicians union over creating a new… Read More

SPEEA, Boeing at impasse over safety program, union says

By Scott Hamilton  April 23, 2024, © Leeham News: Boeing and its engineers/technicians union, the Society for Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA) are at an impasse over the proposed creation of a safety program widely used by… Read More

Culture change needed at Boeing; labor contract talks begin in March and could lead the way

A Leeham News Editorial Jan. 29, 2024, © Leeham News: If Boeing is to emerge from its latest crisis unscathed, it will need to commit to a culture change. That’s the consensus of industry watchers, and it’s one… Read More

Instead of progress, Boeing must deal with new crisis of Alaska Flight 1282 on Wednesday’s earnings call

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton and Judson Rollins Jan. 29, 2024, © Leeham News: Twenty-twenty-four will be a crucial year for Boeing. A door plug blew off a Boeing 737-9 MAX Jan. 5. The company must deal with… Read More

“Unplanned” removal, installation inspection procedure at Boeing

By the Leeham News Team Jan. 15, 2024, © Leeham News: It’s not supposed to happen. The door plug on the Boeing 737-9 MAX isn’t supposed to separate from the airplane in flight, as it did on Alaska… Read More

Outlook 2024: Boeing needs a boring year in 2024

By Dan Catchpole Subscription Required Jan. 4, 2024 © Leeham News: Boeing’s priorities in 2024 are clear: get the job done on time and without drama, and don’t cause any scandals. In short, it needs a boring year…. Read More

Pontifications: IAM 751 gearing up for Boeing contract talks in 2024

Sept. 19, 2023, © Leeham News: It’s September 2023, one year ahead of the expirations of the current labor contracts between Boeing and its touch labor union, IAM 751. (The contract with the engineers union, SPEEA, expires in… Read More

Update (2): Boeing rehires aircraft inspectors

By Bryan Corliss May 18, 2021 © Leeham News — The Boeing Co. has quietly recalled at least some of as many as 900 quality control inspectors who were laid off in 2019 as part of a drive… Read More

Boeing, SPEEA and Union Reamalgamation

Editor’s Note: This is another in a series of articles examining the future of Boeing, its unions and Washington state. There first article appeared here. The second appeared here.  Subscription Required By the Leeham News Team Introduction Dec…. Read More

Pontifications: Why I’d fly the MAX; lessons learned and still to come

Nov. 23, 2020, © Leeham News: I’m okay with flying on board the Boeing 737 MAX. Yes, it’s gone through the wringer in the 20 months since it was grounded. Yes, Boeing and the US Federal Aviation Administration… Read More