Pontifications: Boeing to focus on “long-term liabilities” in 2016’s SPEEA contract negotiations

Nov. 16, 2015, © Leeham Co. Boeing will target “long term liabilities” in its contract negotiations with SPEEA, the engineers union, its president quoted CEO Dennis Muilenburg as telling him in September. Ryan Rule, president of the local… Read More

Boeing unions gird for new jobs-for-tax breaks push

Nov. 11, 2015, © Leeham Co. Boeing’s two leading unions, the IAM District 751 and SPEEA, are girding for a second try in the Washington State Legislature to retroactivity tie job retention to $8.7bn in tax breaks given… Read More

Pontifications: Boeing moves in China only the beginning

Sept. 28, 2015, (c) Leeham Co.:The move by Boeing to establish a 737 Completion Center in China is only one step in a series of moves to increase its footprint there. Boeing also said it will join with… Read More

“7M7” MOM means opportunities all around US

The prospect that Boeing may launch the so-called Middle of the Market (MOM) airplane seems to be gaining ground. We’ve reported previously that our Market Intelligence suggests the MOM would be launched in 2017 or 2018 with an… Read More

IAM vote delay at Boeing SC shows weakness

Subscription Required Introduction April 19, 2015, c. Leeham Co. The withdrawal by the International Association of Machinists of the planned April 22 unionization vote at the Boeing 787 plant in Charleston (SC) appears to answer a question that… Read More

Muilenburg’s challenges as Boeing CEO

Subscription Required. Now open to all readers Introduction Jan. 27, 2015: Dennis Muilenburg has been the No. 2 at The Boeing Co. for a little more than a year. He was named vice chairman, president and COO in… Read More

Muilenburg remains an enigma for unions, commercial development

Jan. 21, 2015. c. Leeham Co. Dennis Muilenburg, vice chairman, president and chief operating officer of The Boeing Co., remains an enigma to Boeing’s largest unions a year after he was elevated to this position from his slot… Read More

Oct. 28, 2009: five years ago today, Boeing announced 787 Line 2 goes to Charleston; then, now and the future

This is about eight pages when printed. It was five years ago today that Boeing announced it would locate the second assembly line for the 787 in Charleston (SC). The decision was expected and, some say, had actually… Read More

Odds and Ends: Coming soon–new Leeham News; Boeing v SPEEA; 86-seat Q400; Boeing 326; Budapest Air Show

Coming soon: We will be rolling out changes this month to Leeham News and Comment.  We will expand our News and Analysis, providing the most insightful commentary of aviation issues of any on-line publication. Most on-line news resources… Read More

Early IAM vote results back incumbents, reformers to protest

Update, 10:30am PDT: IAM International posted this press release about the election results, claiming the incumbents won by a 2-1 margin. Original post: Just posted on IAM Reform’s Facebook Account: IAM REFORM TO DISPUTE ELECTION RESULTS, WILL FILE… Read More