Pontifications: “We will develop and actionable plan to develop supply chain”

Oct. 15, 2018, © Leeham News: “With your help, we will develop actionable plans to develop the supply chain.” This was the leading message from the 5th Annual South Carolina Aerospace Conference and Expo, held Tuesday and Wednesday… Read More

Pontifications: Workforce plan for NMA to be announced soon

Oct. 1, 2018, © Leeham Co.: The Choose Washington NMA task force said last week it will release this month recommendations for improving aerospace workforce activities in Washington. It’s about time. The task force was appointed by Gov…. Read More

The Southeast ramps up to challenge Washington State in aerospace

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Southern state coalition bid likely for Boeing NMA assembly site

June 27, 2018, © Leeham News: A coalition of four Southern US states that joined to win the US Air Force tanker contact site location for Mobile (AL) will likely link up again to bid for the assembly… Read More

Vertical integration will be a ‘bumpy road’

By Laura Mueller June 26, 2018, © Airfinance Journal: OEMs are targeting a larger piece of aftermarket revenues, but ultimately their airline customers will determine whether a push to vertical integration is the right one, Brian Prentice, a… Read More

Airbus supplier ownership structure questioned

By Laura Mueller June 26, 2018, © Airfinance Journal: Airbus-owned, tier-one supplier Premium Aerotec could end up with different owners due to the changing supply chain landscape, Dr David Pritchard, associate professor SUNY Empire State College, told delegates… Read More

Airbus-C Series deal to close July 1

Note: A press conference follows today. Here is the press release issued by Airbus and Bombardier. Airbus, Bombardier and Investissement Québec agree C Series Partnership closing effective July 1, 2018 Airbus to acquire majority stake in the C… Read More

Pontifications: Fine balance needed by Boeing in aftermarket services drive

April 30, 2018, © Leeham News: The Wall Street Journal Friday reported Boeing was poised to purchase a supplier; a deal could be announced as early as today. The acquisition, if it happens, will be a major step… Read More

Production transformation key to Boeing NMA

March 20, 2018, © Leeham News: As Boeing builds the business case for the New Midrange Airplane (NMA, or 797), dozens of major factors come into play, along with the hundreds or thousands of smaller one. The market… Read More

Pontifications: NMA, Boeing-Embraer headline Singapore Air Show

Feb. 12, 2018, © Leeham Co.: The Singapore Air Show last week produced little in the way of new orders from the Big Four airframe OEMs. ATR announced a few deals and Embraer announced a letter of intent… Read More