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

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