Pontifications: Boeing’s production system of the future

Nov. 1, 2021, © Leeham News: Boeing executives have been hinting for years about the production transformation the company sees as critical to the Next Boeing Airplane (NBA), no matter what form it takes. Boeing’s effort, begun under… Read More

Boeing’s apparent shifting product strategy

 Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Introduction Aug. 2, 2021, © Leeham News: Boeing last week reiterated it believes the 777-9 will be certified and delivered in late 2023. CEO David Calhoun also said, “I’m confident that might be… Read More

Podcast: 10 Minutes About the Boeing Design and Production Moonshot

June 29, 2021, © Leeham News: “Most often when a new airplane is developed by either side, it is usually developed around a propulsion package that offers 15% to 20% improvement with respect to efficiency versus the one… Read More

Airbus program update tomorrow: what will officials reveal?

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Introduction June 14, 2021, © Leeham News: Airbus will provide a commercial program update tomorrow in Toulouse. Will the Next Boeing Airplane be like the 757 with a composite new wing and new… Read More

HOTR: Boeing’s “historic” production advance

By the Leeham News Team May 18, 2021, © Leeham News: Boeing’s Defense unit last week said it joined the front fuselage of the first Boeing-SAAB T-7A Red Hawk trainer with the aft section “perfectly,” in less than… Read More

NBA Single or Dual Aisle Airline preferences

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Credit: Leeham News May 10, 2021, © Leeham News: Boeing has been studying the launch of a clean-sheet design aircraft for at least a decade. Studies included a single-aisle design but favored… Read More

Calhoun says next new airplane isn’t about engines, it’s about production

Subscription Required Now open to all Readers. By Scott Hamilton Introduction May 3, 2021, © Leeham News: The Next Boeing Airplane (NBA) will not be driven by propulsion. Rather, a transformation in design and production to dramatically lower… Read More

Podcast: 10 Minutes About Boeing’s Next New Airplane

Dec. 29, 2020, © Leeham News: As Boeing works to return the 737 MAX to service and clear its inventory of ~450 airplanes, it must look to the future. CEO David Calhoun all but killed the New Midmarket… 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

How much life is left in the Boeing 737 MAX after recertification?

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Introduction June 29, 2020, © Leeham News: As Boeing narrows in on recertification of the 737 MAX, one of the questions that is unanswered, but forward-reaching is, how much life is left in… Read More