Odds and Ends: MAX EIS dates; McNerney on business climate; A320 Tianjin plant only breaks even

MAX EIS dates: Aviation Week has this story that lists the planned MAX EIS dates: 737-8, 2017 (we previously reported 4Q2017); 737-9 in 2018 and 737-7 in 2019. AvWeek also reported the bypass ratio for the LEAP-1B is… Read More

AA plans 767 retirement from about 2015–does this mean 787 order will finally be firmed up soon?

American Airlines announced that it plans to retrofit Boeing 777-200s and half its Boeing 767-300ER fleet with lie-flat business class seats as a means to upgrade its international service. AA also announced that it plans to retrofit only… Read More

Odds and Ends: ‘We’re happy with LEAP, confident it will meet target’

During the Boeing 1Q2012 earnings call, CEO Jim McNerney had this to say about the story that won’t die (that Boeing continues to look at the PW Geared Turbo Fan for the 737 MAX): The gear turbo fan,… Read More

4.6 earthquake in possible 737 MAX site

San Antonio (TX), a potential assembly site for the 737 MAX, was hit yesterday with a 4.6 earthquake. The city is also the location for 787 finishing work. Readers will recall that on the second quarter earnings call,… Read More

Boeing comments on the 737RE

As the aviation world waits for Boeing to define the 737RE, it might be worth taking a close look at the July 27 earnings call discussion relating to the airplane, apart from the topic of where the aircraft… Read More

737 program chief talked about Renton production site

With the rhubarb that emerged from the Boeing 2Q earnings call over where the 737RE production will be, and the contradictory messages to come from Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA) in Seattle and Boeing Corporate in Chicago, we thought… Read More

Boeing throws Seattle a curve, doesn’t assume 737RE will be built there

Update, July 28, 6:45am PDT: Gates has expanded his original story with more about the developments through yesterday, plus IAM comments. Update, 6:00pm PDT: Dominic Gates just sent this message concerning the Boeing statement below: I just spoke… Read More

Boeing’s clarity provided at BCC meeting

Update, May 11: UBS had Boeing’s Mike Bair, the head of the 737 future program, for presentations yesterday and issued its report. Much of the UBS report is similar to the Credit Suisse and Buckingham information captured below;… Read More

Freudian slip?

We’ll see how long it takes for this to get corrected. The headline is “Former Boeing CEO McNerney named to IBM board.”

McNerney profile falls short

The first book profiling Boeing CEO James McNerney falls short. The book, You Can’t Order Change: Lessons from Jim McNerney’s Turnaround at Boeing, attempts to give credit to McNerney for turning around Boeing. In many respects, McNerney has… Read More