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

Why Boeing won’t take a charge on 787s

Subscription Required Introduction Boeing 787-9. Source: Boeing. April 11, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Boeing has $29bn in deferred production costs and another $3bn in deferred tooling costs for its 787. The accounting block, for its program accounting, is… Read More

Pontifications: Boeing sued over program accounting

Feb. 29, 2016, (c) Leeham Co.: It was inevitable: a class action lawsuit was filed last week against The Boeing Co., its top officers and directors over the investigation by the US Securities and Exchange Commission of the company’s… Read More

Transition from McNerney to Muilenburg complete

Feb. 22, 2016, (c) Leeham Co.: The transition from the controversial and divisive Jim McNerney to the leadership of Dennis Muilenburg at The Boeing Co. is now complete. Boeing announced today that McNerney stepped down as chairman and… Read More

Dissecting Boeing cost-cutting

Subscription required. Introduction Feb. 11, 2016, © Leeham Co. The news yesterday that Boeing is undertaking a new round of cost-cutting has been buzzing around management and labor circles for months. LNC last year began hearing management at… Read More

Boeing earnings call: will Muilenburg be more forthcoming than McNerney?

See Scott Hamilton’s new column with Forbes on-line, It’s time for hard questions for Boeing. Jan. 26, 2016, © Leeham Co. Boeing’s earnings call tomorrow could have additional revelations about the 777 production rate and how its cash… Read More

Pontifications: A sea change at Boeing

Jan. 18, 2016, © Leeham Co. The surprise announcement last week of a tentative contract agreement between Boeing and its engineers union, SPEEA, was the best news coming out of the company that I’ve heard in years.

737 MAX to roll out to Boeing product strategy challenges

Subscription Required Introduction The Boeing 737-8 rolls out tomorrow to challenges to Boeing’s product strategy. Image via Google images. Dec. 7, 2015, © Leeham Co: Boeing rolls out its first 737 MAX tomorrow to no press fanfare. Today… Read More