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

“It’s not easy to compare:” Airbus’ CEO Faury

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. Part 1 appeared Oct…. Read More

Is reengining the Boeing 767 a good idea? Part 3.

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction October 31, 2019, © Leeham News: We have looked into what a reengining of the 767 with GE GEnx engines would give over the last two weeks. FlightGlobal wrote Boeing considers reengining… 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

NMA off the table in 2020–and maybe entirely

Subscription Required Introduction Oct. 21, 2019, © Leeham News, New York: What is the impact of the 737 MAX grounding on Boeing’s plan for the New Midmarket Airplane (NMA)? This question was common along the sidelines last week… Read More

Opportunity and challenges of a 787-10ER

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction Aug. 22, 2019, © Leeham News:  By 2024 the 777-300ER will have been in service for 20 years and the 777-200ER 27 years. United Airlines 787-10. Credit: United Airlines. LNA was the first… Read More

Boeing’s Long Term Cash Flows

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction Aug. 19, 2019, © Leeham News:Boeing’s long-time priorities, adopted after the 787 program finally was past its troubles, is shareholder value. Boeing has spent tens of billions of dollars over the years… Read More

Pontifications: Muilenburg reaffirms MAX hopes, NMA ambiguity and 777X delay

Aug. 12, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg so far is sticking to a previously timeline in which the company expects to turn over to the Federal Aviation Administration next month the software fixes for the… Read More

How much of an NMA market will the Airbus A321XLR capture, Part 3?

By Bjorn Fehrm Subscription Required Introduction August 1, 2019, © Leeham News: We wrap up our study of what part of an NMA market the Airbus A321XLR could capture with looking at the difference in available engine technology… Read More

Will the NMA-7 finally kill the A330?

Subscription Required By Judson Rollins July 11, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing is expected to proceed with the New Midmarket Airplane (NMA) once the 737 MAX gets clearance to return to service. News from the Paris Air Show… Read More