Supply chain focus: Safran’ s first 2020 quarter

By Bjorn Fehrm May 5, 2020, ©. Leeham News: Next out in our COVID19 supply chain focus is Safran Group. Safran, together with GE Aviation, is the largest supplier of turbofan engines to the World’s airliners. Their success… Read More

Collapse of Boeing-Embraer JV gives Mitsubishi Aircraft new opportunities

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Introduction May 4, 2020, © Leeham News: The collapse of the Boeing-Embraer joint venture removes a major cloud over another Boeing agreement with a different airframe company. Long ago, Boeing and Mitsubishi Aircraft… Read More

“We’re sick and tired of new technologies:” Avolon CEO

Subscription Required Introduction By Scott Hamilton March 16, 2020, © Leeham News: “I can tell you from our perspective, we’re kind of sick and tired of new, new technology. It’s not proven to be the home run.” This… Read More

Latest engine problem means NMA EIS slides

Subscription Required Introduction April 22, 2019, © Leeham News: If there remains any doubt that Boeing’s prospective New Midmarket Airplane (NMA) won’t be ready for entry into service (EIS) by 2025, it should be dispelled by now. The… Read More

Countdown to decision on Boeing’s NMA, Part 3: Engine selection

By Dan Catchpole Subscription Required Introduction January 21 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing number crunchers are feverishly working through engine bids from Rolls-Royce, Pratt & Whitney and CFM International, the partnership of Safran and General Electric (GE), the… Read More

Pontifications: Engines, engines, engines

Oct. 29, 2018, © Leeham Co.: Engines, engines, engines. News emerged last week that Rolls-Royce admitted its continuing problems with the Trent 1000 that powers the Boeing 787 now bled over to the Trent 7000. RR will fall… Read More

Assessing A320 production rate interest in >70/mo

Subscription Required Introduction Sept. 17, 2018, © Leeham News: With the supply chain under major stress and Airbus and Boeing trying to recover from scores of “gliders” sidelined at airports without engines, each company nevertheless continues to study… Read More

Unfinished 737s have peaked, Boeing tells analysts

Sept. 6, 2018, © Leeham News: Boeing officials say the parked inventory of 737s has peaked at around 50 aircraft and should come down slowly as traveled work is performed. Officials made the comments yesterday at its annual… Read More

Pontifications: Supply chain meltdown

Aug. 6, 2018 © Leeham News: It happened to Airbus. It sort of happened to Boeing. It was bound to happen in a much bigger way to Boeing, and it has. Some 40 737s are now sitting around… Read More

Engine makers may face stiffer future ETOPS certification requirements

Subscription Required Introduction April 23, 2018, © Leeham News: Even before last week’s Southwest Airlines accident raised the focus on aircraft engines, industry officials were becoming worried that problems with engines powering the Boeing 747-8, 787, 737 MAX… Read More