Instead of progress, Boeing must deal with new crisis of Alaska Flight 1282 on Wednesday’s earnings call

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton and Judson Rollins Jan. 29, 2024, © Leeham News: Twenty-twenty-four will be a crucial year for Boeing. A door plug blew off a Boeing 737-9 MAX Jan. 5. The company must deal with… Read More

Pontifications: LNA’s Top 10 stories of 2022

Dec. 26, 2022, © Leeham News: This year has been a year of recovery. Recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Recovery from shortages in the supply chain, layoffs during the pandemic and from financial losses. Boeing continues to struggle… Read More

Boeing’s hiring spree points to progress toward Next Boeing Airplane

Subscription Required By the Leeham News Team May 30, 2022, © Leeham News:  Boeing is hiring again. Boeing’s hiring spree is aimed at replacing engineers, technicians, retirees and jobs lost in Russia and Ukraine. But an analysis also… Read More

Boeing, SPEEA and Union Reamalgamation

Editor’s Note: This is another in a series of articles examining the future of Boeing, its unions and Washington state. There first article appeared here. The second appeared here.  Subscription Required By the Leeham News Team Introduction Dec…. Read More

IAM warns members: Boeing is coming for concessions on 787 consolidation study

Aug. 22, 2020, © Leeham News: The president of Boeing’s touch labor union, IAM 751, is warning members that the company study about potentially consolidating 787 production in Charleston could lead to a request for new concessions from… Read More

Boeing techs ratify contract extension

By Bryan Corliss April 29, 2020 © Leeham News — Unionized technical workers who initially rejected a proposed contract extension with Boeing have changed their minds. Their union – the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA)… Read More

Boeing engineers voting on surprise contract extension

By Bryan Corliss Feb. 25, 2020 © Leeham News — Unionized engineers and technical workers at Boeing begin voting this week on unexpected new contract proposals from the company that address two major areas of worker complaints LNA… Read More

Boeing tells union: MAX production halt “weeks;” others see months

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton and Byran Corliss Introduction Dec. 23, 2019, © Leeham News: The Boeing 737 MAX production shut down will be measured in “weeks,” Boeing told one of its unions. But “weeks” is a highly … 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

Pontifications: Boeing faces thousands of retirements in next five years

March 19, 2018, © Leeham News: Boeing faces thousands of retirements in its engineering and touch-labor force ranks over the next five to 10 years, with a limited worker pool for replacements. A national economy with a low… Read More