HOTR: Lockheed Martin’s LMXT rebranding has lots of competition

By the Leeham News Team Aug. 12, 2021, © Leeham News: Lockheed Martin’s rebranding of the Airbus A330 MRTT aerial refueling tanker has some competition that already uses the name: LMXT. LNA’s background includes branding. Other than the… Read More

Pontifications: Biden’s new “Buy American” policy may hit Lockheed Martin-Airbus plans to compete in KC-Y tanker bid

Aug. 2, 2021, © Leeham News: A move by the Biden Administration may have unintended consequences in the KC-Y Bridge Tanker procurement by the US Air Force. The Bridge Tanker is the Air Force’s second round to replace… Read More

HOTR: USAF prepares for new tanker competition, pitting Lockheed Martin/Airbus and Boeing against each other

By the Leeham News Team June 22, 2021, © Leeham News: The US Air Force appears to be preparing a new round of competition for the next phase of its aerial refueling tanker recapitalization. The first, KC-X, took… Read More

Pontifications: Boeing’s right direction, but don’t get ahead of reality

Feb. 8, 2021, © Leeham News: Boeing appears to be heading in the right direction: launch a new airplane program to take care of its 737 MAX product weakness. And do something different by pursuing the “NMA Lite”… Read More

With 787 FAL closing and 747 production ending, what does Boeing do with massive space in Everett?

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton and Bryan Corliss Introduction Oct. 1, 2020, © Leeham News: Boeing is expected to announce as early as today that it will consolidate the 787 final assembly lines into one at its Charleston… Read More

HOTR: Boeing warns of forward losses on 787, 777X programs

By the Leeham News Staff Aug. 5, 2020, © Leeham News: In another demonstration of the negative impact of the COVID-19 crisis, Boeing warned that two flagship airplane programs could face forward losses. Neither the 787 nor the… Read More

Boeing’s big opportunity

Subscription Required Now open to all Readers. By Scott Hamilton Analysis Introduction Aug. 3, 2020, © Leeham News: Boeing has one of the biggest opportunities in decades. This is counter-intuitive, given the disaster it faces with the COVID-19… Read More

Looking ahead for 2020 and 2030 decades: Boeing

Subscription Required Second in a series. By Scott Hamilton and Vincent Valery Introduction June 24, 2020, © Leeham News: “Airbus’ widebody strategy is a mess.” This is what Kostya Zolotusky, then a VP with Boeing Capital Corp., said… Read More

Returning MAX safely to service is Boeing’s “top priority”

June 17, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing executives focused on its top priority, returning the grounded 737 MAX, safely to service, in its lead off briefing today at the Paris Air Show. Greg Smith, EVP of The Boeing… Read More

MAX impact on Boeing NMA beginning to emerge

Subscription Required Introduction May 2, 2019, © Leeham News: There was indication last week Boeing’s decision on whether to approve the New Midmarket Airplane program will slide. CEO Dennis Muilenburg said on the company’s first quarter earnings call… Read More