State officials need to act now, ahead of lean times coming at Boeing Everett

August 4, 2016 (c) Leeham Co.: With the news that Boeing may terminate the 747-8 program, effective around 2019 when the current backlog expires, the obvious question arises: what happens to the assembly line space now occupied by the… Read More

Challenge 777X tax breaks, “correct” US ExIm Bank Boeing funding, says Airbus CEO

Challenge Boeing 777X tax breaks and adjust the US ExIm Bank rules. This is the view of Airbus CEO Fabrice Bregier. We had the opportunity for what amounted to a one-on-one, on-the-record discussion with Bregier during the Airbus… Read More

Implications of IAM-Boeing talks on 777X (Updated 11am PST Nov. 5)

Update, Nov. 5, 11am PST: The Seattle Times has this update of the secret talks (well, not secret any more) between the IAM and Boeing over the site location for the 777X. Boeing wants health care and pension… Read More

Washington on the move for new aerospace business

Washington State is showing signs of some real life in a slow ramp up to gain new aerospace business. For years, nay, for decades, state politicians took Boeing for granted. Boeing officials complained and complained and complained about… Read More

Boeing’s future in Puget Sound, Washington–maybe Airbus, too

Yesterday we opined that the Boeing “exodus” from Washington State is a tad overblown so far. Here’s why we think so. As long as the airplane programs are derivatives of in-production aircraft, Puget Sound’s place in aerospace is… Read More

McNerney may seek retirement waiver: our view

Boeing’s Jim McNerney may seek a waiver to the mandatory retirement age of 65–he’s 64 this year–to continue as chairman and CEO. As soon as the news was out, we got a call from one Wall Street analyst… Read More

Washington State to roll out 777X retention plan; here’s what needs to be done

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee will announce today his plan to keep the Boeing 777X assembly here, at the Everett plant where the current 777 series is built. Inslee previously has said the State needs to pass some additional… Read More

Boeing opens new Everett Delivery Center

Boeing today opened its new, 180,000sf delivery center at Everett Paine Field. The three-gate EDC is three times the size of the previous center that was roughly on the same site (the new EDC parking lot displaced the… Read More