Pontifications: A lost decade for new airplanes

By Scott Hamilton Subscription Required Dec. 5, 2022, © Leeham News: In September 2020, LNA wrote that commercial aviation was facing a “lost decade.” The impetus for this prediction was the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. “Commercial aviation is facing… Read More

How Boeing can pursue new airplane sooner than 2030 decade

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Nov. 7, 2022, © Leeham News: Boeing is methodically working through the full return of the 737 MAX to service, a process that will continue to early 2025 to clear the stored inventory…. Read More

Pontifications: Rolls-Royce and the Next Boeing Airplane

April 18, 2022, © Leeham News: The aviation industry is waiting to see what Boeing will do when it comes to a new airplane. The Next Boeing Airplane (NBA), whatever form it takes, will largely be driven by… Read More

For next new airplane, Pratt appears to trail CFM for next new engine

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Feb. 21, 2022, © Leeham News: As Boeing ponders whether to launch a new airplane program and industry consensus seems to be that this must happen in 2023 or 2024, Pratt & Whitney… Read More

CFM’s Open Fan targets mid-2030s for entry into service

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton CFM RISE Open Fan. Credit: CFM. Feb. 1, 2020, © Leeham News: GE Aviation appears confident the CFM open rotor engine—a concept that was flight tested back in the 1980s—is an engine whose… Read More

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