Pontifications: “We own it, but…”

April 29, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing got roundly thumped for blaming the pilots in the Lion Air flight 610 crash involving the 737 MAX last October. It took months before Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg issued a video… Read More

NMA demand skeptics aren’t thinking outside the box, Boeing exec says

Feb. 13, 2018, © Leeham Co.: Skeptics who question Boeing’s market demand forecast of 4,000 airplanes for the New Midrange Aircraft aren’t thinking “outside the box,” says Randy Tinseth, VP Marketing. Tinseth heads up the team that prepares… Read More

Pontifications: Getting there from here on Boeing’s deferred production costs

Aug. 22, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Boeing’s deferred production and tooling costs for the 787 program continue to be a focus-item by some aerospace analysts, media and observers: will the company be able to recover these costs, or… Read More

C Series charge spotlights 787 deferred costs

Subscription Required May 4, 2016: (c) Leeham Co.: The $500m charge reported last week by Bombardier for 127 recent orders for its C Series resulted in shining the spotlight on Boeing’s deferred production costs for the 787. As LNC… Read More

Pontifications: Earnings week for Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier and Embraer

April 25, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier and Embraer having their first quarter earnings call this week. Bombardier also has its Annual General Meeting concurrent with its 1Q earnings on Friday. The big anticipation will be… Read More

Why Boeing won’t take a charge on 787s

Subscription Required Introduction Boeing 787-9. Source: Boeing. April 11, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Boeing has $29bn in deferred production costs and another $3bn in deferred tooling costs for its 787. The accounting block, for its program accounting, is… Read More

Bombardier 3Q2015 earnings call

Oct. 29, 2015: “I feel confident in our liquidity going forward,” following the investment by the Quebec government of $1bn in the CSeries program, says Alain Bellemare, president and CEO. With that, Bombardier launched its third quarter earnings call. Cancellation of… Read More

Boeing 777 Japanese suppliers see rate cut in 2016: BAML

May 26, 2015: Key Japanese suppliers on the Boeing 777 program have told Bank of America Merrill Lynch they expect a production rate cut in 2016, BAML aerospace analyst Ron Epstein reports in a note published earlier today…. Read More

Analysts hone in on Boeing Free Cash Flow

Subscription Required Introduction April 22, 2015: c. Leeham Co. Boeing may have reported solid earnings for the first quarter, but aerospace analysts focused on free cash flow (FCF) and gave the company a raspberry. Analysts have been increasingly… Read More