Boeing CEO says steady progress being made on getting 737 MAX back into the air

 By Dan Catchpole May 30, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said Wednesday steady progress is being made on getting the 737 MAX back in the air following two devastating crashes within a few months of… Read More

Boeing didn’t want to re-engine the 737–but had design standing by

March 20, 2019, © Leeham News: With nearly 400 Boeing 737 MAXes grounded across the globe, few will remember that Boeing didn’t really want to do the MAX. Officials in 2010-2011 engineered the MAX as a fallback airplane… Read More

Suppliers chafe at Boeing’s demand for costly certifications

Subscription Required Introduction By Dan Catchpole  danieljcatchpole(at)gmail(dot)com September 3, 2018, © Leeham News: Boeing’s insistence that more and more subcontractors meet stringent aerospace manufacturing standards risks adding cost and reducing flexibility to the supply chain, several direct and… Read More

Boeing to implement structural design change in 787-8 for production commonality

April 17, 2018, © Leeham News: Boeing will implement a manufacturing shift later this year designed to bring the 787-8 into more conformity with the production of its larger siblings, the 787-9 and 787-10. The move, involving the… Read More

Long, bitter history precedes union vote at Boeing Charleston today

Feb. 15, 2017, © Leeham Co.: Boeing’s touch-labor workers at its 787 assembly plant in North Charleston (SC) will vote today on whether to become represented by the International Association of Machinists (IAM). It’s a vote with huge… Read More

Top 10 Leeham News stories of 2016

 Dec. 15, 2016, © Leeham Co.: The story about a Boeing official who asserted that the Airbus widebody strategy is a “mess” proved to be LNC’s most read story of 2016. Our second most-read story is why the… Read More

Boeing faces prospect of China’s political wrath thanks to Trump

Subscription Required Introduction Dec. 12, 2016, © Leeham Co.: “China Inc.,” the combined group of airlines and lessors directed or controlled by the government, is Boeing’s largest customer, an China is Boeing largest single customer. Campaign rhetoric of… 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

Boeing launches PFS 2.0

Update, 0815 PDT July 7: Boeing Corporate Headquarters responded to our questions. The transcript has been added to the article below. July 7, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Boeing’s controversial Partnering for Success (PFS) drew ire from its suppliers… Read More

New KC-46A delay means more charges probable

Subscription Required Introduction May 30, 2016, © Leeham Co.: It’s the classic maneuver to bury bad news: Boeing Boeing KC-46A. Source: National Defense Magazine via Google images. announced on Friday, the start of the three-day Memorial Day weekend… Read More