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

David Calhoun, Boeing CEO. Boeing photo. Subscription Required 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… Read More

HOTR: Investors optimistic for Boeing. Are they too optimistic?

By the Leeham News Team March 10, 2021, © Leeham News: Boeing’s recovery will be long, slow and painful. But Boeing has been through long, slow and painful periods before. Investors appear optimistic. The stock price has been… Read More

Pontifications: Boeing focuses on design, production vs airplane development–for now

By Scott Hamilton May 11, 2020, © Leeham News: Boeing killed development of its alphabet soup of airplane concepts for now. “For now” is a relative term. When Boeing will be ready to show concepts to customers as… Read More

Analysis: The collapse of the Boeing-Embraer joint venture

By the Leeham News Team Analysis April 25, 2020, © Leeham News: The Boeing-Embraer joint venture is off. Boeing called off the JV, saying Embraer didn’t satisfy all the conditions required. The impact to Embraer is more profound… Read More

Boeing will proceed with NMA. Or FSA. Take a poll

By Scott Hamilton Feb. 6, 2020, © Leeham News: Boeing will decide to proceed with the launch of the New Midmarket Aircraft (NMA). Or it won’t and instead launch a single-aisle replacement for the 737 MAX that essentially… Read More

Pontifications: Back to drawing board on NMA, Boeing’s CEO says

Jan. 27, 2020, © Leeham News: Back to the drawing board. So to speak. There is no drawing board, of course, but, rather, computer design. In his first media conference last week as president and CEO of The… Read More

Pontifications: Another Calhoun challenge: fixing Boeing’s product strategy

Jan. 20, 2020, © Leeham News: David Calhoun has been CEO of The Boeing Co. for a week. A couple of new problems arose. Late last week, the US Air Force weighed in that it’s unhappy, again, with… Read More

Pontifications: Stop hitting the snooze button, Boeing

Dec. 9, 2019, © Leeham News: I know Boeing is preoccupied right now. But it has to get off the pot and decide to proceed with a new airplane. We believe the New Midmarket Airplane is still required…. Read More

Pontifications: A new setback for Boeing

Nov. 18, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing suffered another setback last week, and this time it’s unrelated to the 737 MAX. Boeing abandoned a robotic riveting/fastener system awkwardly called Fuselage Automatic Upright Build, or FAUB, intended to speed… Read More

Faury looks to transform Airbus

Guillaume Faury has been the chief executive officer of Airbus Group since April 1. In this exclusive interview, he looks back on his first six months and ahead for the future of the company. This is part 1… Read More