HOTR: Dropping Embraer comes back to bite Boeing

By the Leeham News Staff Updated with details of Air France – KLM order Dec. 16, 2021, © Leeham News: When Boeing decided to drop its joint venture plan with Embraer, there were good business reasons to do… Read More

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

Is the Redhawk Development process the future at Boeing?

Subscription Required By the Leeham News Team Boeing wants to converge advanced design and production processes from across the 7-Series platforms and the Defense unit into one commercial airplane–its Next Boeing Airplane, or NBA. Photo: Boeing.  July 12,… Read More

United orders 200 Boeing 737 MAXes, 70 Airbus A321neos

By the Leeham News Team June 29, 2021, © Leeham News: United Airlines today announced its order for 200 Boeing 737 MAXes and 70 Airbus A321neos. The size and split of the order were first reported by Airfinance… 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

The Ultrafan Project

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   June 21, 2021, © Leeham News: Rolls-Royce launched the Ultrafan in 2014, a project to develop next-generation geared turbofan engines. The engine OEM has been working on that project ever since. The… 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

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

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