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

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

Certification process for 777X is another hurdle for Boeing

By Scott Hamilton Jan. 16, 2020, © Leeham News: Certification of the Boeing 777X is far off. The airplane’s first flight hasn’t occurred. There is no date announced when it will,  but sources suggest it could be this… Read More

2020 Outlook for Airbus, Boeing, et al

Subscription required Introduction By the  Leeham News team. Jan. 2, 2020, © Leeham News: This will be a pivotal year for Boeing. It will be a year of challenges for Airbus. Embraer Commercial Aviation should disappear. Mitsubishi Heavy… 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