Bjorn’s Corner: Fly by steel or electrical wire, Part 9

September 20, 2019, ©. Leeham News: In our series about classical flight controls (“fly by steel wire”) and Fly-By-Wire (FBW or “fly by electrical wire”) we discussed the FBW flight control system of Embraer’s E-Jet E2 series last… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Cutting corners in aerospace costs a fortune

July 05, 2019, ©. Leeham News: It seems more and more likely the 737 MAX grounding will go well beyond six months and it can approach nine months to a year depending on developments in the next months…. Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: New pitch trim issue forces further changes to 737 MAX software

June 28, 2019, ©. Leeham News: “The Federal Aviation Administration has asked The Boeing Company to address, through the software changes to the 737 MAX that the company has been developing for the past eight months, a specific… Read More

Boeing CEO says steady progress being made on getting 737 MAX back into the air

 By Dan Catchpole May 30, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said Wednesday steady progress is being made on getting the 737 MAX back in the air following two devastating crashes within a few months of… Read More

This is not simple

By John Cox May 20, 2019, © Leeham News: The latest version of the Boeing 737 is the MAX. It has new engines, new flight deck screens and the latest in-flight entertainment systems for passengers. It is quite… Read More

Pontifications: Mandate sim time for MAX return to the skies

May 20, 2019, © Leeham News: “Safety is our top priority.” So says Dennis Muilenburg, CEO of The Boeing Co. As stories drip, drip, drip out in The Seattle Times, New York Times, Washington Post, The Wall Street… Read More

Boeing to support MAX simulator demo (Update)

Boeing CFO meetings show confidence in recertifying MAX sooner than later. Returning to pre-grounding production rates will be “gradual.” FAA clearance anticipated in 4-5 weeks. Boeing will urge pilots, regulators to witness simulations of MCAS flight characteristics. NMA,… Read More

FAA prepared to act alone to lift MAX grounding

Subscription Required Introduction May 9, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing hopes that the Federal Aviation Administration will lift its grounding order for the 737 MAX as early as next month. It is prepared to act alone, LNA has… Read More

Boeing suppliers ramp up schedule for MAX: 52/mo by July, 57/mo by August

April 29, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing reduced the production rate on the 737 line in mid-April from 52/mo to 42/mo in response to the grounding of the airplane by regulators worldwide. The company and others said they… Read More

Pontifications: “We own it, but…”

April 29, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing got roundly thumped for blaming the pilots in the Lion Air flight 610 crash involving the 737 MAX last October. It took months before Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg issued a video… Read More