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

Mitsubishi’s options for the SpaceJet

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Introduction June 2, 2020, © Leeham News: Mitsubishi Heavy Industry (MHI) yesterday closed the acquisition of the Bombardier CRJ program. There are 15 CRJs in backlog to complete. But the purpose of the… Read More

Bringing back long-haul capacity with narrowbody aircraft

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   May 11, 2020, © Leeham News: The timeline for a passenger traffic recovery is highly uncertain. Major OEMs and some airlines expect a return to 2019 passenger traffic levels in two years… 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

HOTR: Product development another victim of virus crisis

By the Leeham News staff April 28, 2020, © Leeham News: The Coronavirus not only decimates the airline industry. It’s going to completely upend the product strategies of Airbus, Boeing and Embraer. Boeing is most immediately affected.

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

Engine maker, lessor see Boeing’s next airplane as a single-aisle design

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton “The NMA is gone. Long live the NMA.”–lessor CEO. Photo: Leeham Co. April 2, 2020, © Leeham News: Boeing’s New Midmarket Airplane, or a new concept, is the last thing on the plate… Read More

Pontifications: Boeing’s alphabet soup of airplanes and more

It’s time for catching up on Odds and Ends. By Scott Hamilton March 2, 2020, © Leeham News: NMA. NSA (version 1). NSA (version 2). NLT. FSA. MOM. These are Boeing’s acronyms for its next airplane.  Whatever it… 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

Assessing airlines’ widebody replacement needs

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   Feb. 3, 2020, © Leeham News: As part of the 777X maiden flight, Boeing briefed the media on its demand forecast for the large widebody market. The OEM sees a demand to… Read More