Pontifications: One step forward, two steps back for Boeing

March 14, 2023, © Leeham News: There is a phrase in the US about the politician’s dance: one step forward, two steps back and a sidestep. I couldn’t help but this about this dance step in connection with… Read More

An uneven financial recovery among OEMs

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   March 28, 2022, © Leeham News: In an article last year, LNA highlighted the significant impact the COVID-19 pandemic had on the financials of commercial aviation OEMs. Most recorded sizable losses and… Read More

HOTR: When will Boeing return 737 rates to pre-grounding level?

By the Leeham News Team March 5, 2022, © Leeham News: When will Boeing return the 737 production levels to the pre-grounding rate of 52/mo? It’s a question that is of key interest to the industry, employees, and… Read More

Pontifications: 787 deliveries, suspended a year, look for restart soon

By Scott Hamilton Sept. 27, 2021, © Leeham News: In a few weeks it will be a year since Boeing suspended delivery of virtually all 787s. Inspections revealed some flaws in production. Despite a year-long effort, Boeing hasn’t… Read More

Uneven financial challenges among OEMs

Subscription Required By Vincent Valery Introduction   May 3, 2021, © Leeham News: The three largest commercial aircraft OEMs and their largest suppliers continue to report impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic in their 2020 financial results. The pandemic and… Read More

Suppliers remain hunkered down as pandemic recovery may stall

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton Introduction March 8, 2021, © Leeham News: Aerospace suppliers continue to struggle even as passenger airlines begin to gingerly place new aircraft orders and Boeing resumes production of the 737 MAX. Airbus continues… Read More

Pontifications: Airbus slows A320 production ramp up; widebody rates squishy

Jan. 25, 2021, © Leeham News: JP Morgan thinks Boeing 787 production rates will come down more than the 5/mo planned from May. Airbus last week announced ramping up A320 rates will be slower than previously hoped. And… Read More

Pontifications: 2Q earnings reports begin this month

July 13, 2020, © Leeham News: Earnings season calls for the second quarter begin this month. For our readers, Airbus and Boeing are the big ones. Boeing’s earnings call is July 29. Airbus follows the next day. A… Read More

Boeing tells Spirit to pause 737 MAX fuselage production

June 11, 2020, © Leeham News: Spirit Aerosystems, maker of the Boeing 737 fuselages, yesterday said it will lay off 900 workers on the MAX line for three weeks. “Spirit received a letter from Boeing directing Spirit to… Read More

Pontifications: Boeing focuses on design, production vs airplane development–for now

By Scott Hamilton May 11, 2020, © Leeham News: Boeing killed development of its alphabet soup of airplane concepts for now. “For now” is a relative term. When Boeing will be ready to show concepts to customers as… Read More