Aircraft production woes stretch far beyond Boeing

Subscription Required By Judson Rollins June 17, 2024, ©. Leeham News: Estimating airplane delivery rates isn’t much more than a guessing game nowadays. While many headlines point fingers at beleaguered Boeing and Spirit AeroSystems, aviation’s production woes are… Read More

Shanahan: Spirit AeroSystems and Airbus need to have “family meeting”

By the Leeham News Team May 7, 2024, © Leeham News: For a company actively negotiating its own dismemberment, Spirit AeroSystems managed to record first quarter losses even worse than Wall Street expected. The company recorded $617M in losses… Read More

Airbus 1Q2024 results: Airbus CEO: “A350 in-service experience drives positive reputation and orders”

By Bjorn Fehrm April 25, 2023, © Leeham News: Airbus has presented its results for the first quarter of 2024. The strong order flow continues, with a pickup on the widebody side, especially for the A350. Airbus has,… Read More

Focus on quality not slowing innovation, says GKN

By Tom Batchelor April 18, 2024, © Leeham News: The crisis at Boeing forced the entire supply chain to re-evaluate manufacturing processes and double down on quality control – but that is not yet stifling innovation, according to… Read More

Airbus and Boeing need each other for healthy supply chain

Subscription required By Dan Catchpole March 11, 2024, © Leeham News: In the public arena, Boeing is flailing. It’s the subject of public rebukes by government officials, a new criminal investigation by the US Department of Justice, and… Read More

Boeing to Suppliers: FAA audit of 737 could change production schedule, but stick to plan for now

[Ed. note: The headline and top of this story have been reworded for clarity.] Subscription required By Dan Catchpole Boeing’s Ihssane Mounir talks to suppliers at the 2024 Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance conference. Feb. 8, 2024 © Leeham… Read More

Outlook 2024: Expectations growing at Airbus

Subscription Required By Gordon Smith January 2, 2024, © Leeham News: Many businesses start to wind down operations as the holiday season approaches – but for the big OEMs, the year-end usually means a sprint finish. Airbus is… Read More

Airbus: Global services sector to double by 2042

Subscription Required By Gordon Smith December 4, 2023, © Leeham News: If the last decade taught us anything, it’s just how challenging it is to make accurate forecasts. While this is true of almost all industries, few are… Read More

Spirit Focused on Delivering On Time and At Quality

By Dan Catchpole Subscription Required Nov. 6, 2023, © Leeham News: Spirit Aerosystems’ new CEO Pat Shanahan’s focus right now is “to restore confidence in the company” with its biggest customers—Airbus and Boeing. During a Nov. 1st conference… Read More

Howmet Aerospace Exhibits Strong Revenue Growth Driven By Commercial Aerospace, Girds For OE Rate Increases

Subscription required By Chris Sloan Nov. 1, 2023, © Leeham News : Howmet Aerospace reported third-quarter revenues of $1.66bn, up 16% year over year, primarily driven by growth in commercial aerospace of 23%. Overall, the company achieved an… Read More