Launching the NMA could mean new business model for Boeing

By Dan Catchpole Feb. 14, 2019, © Leeham News: Commercial aerospace’s super cycle is alive and well—and looks to keep going through the foreseeable future. Major suppliers and OEMs, and industry analysts at the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance… Read More

Boeing expected to lay out new contract terms for suppliers

By Dan Catchpole Danieljcatchpole[at]gmail[dot]com Oct. 16, 2018, © Leeham News: Puget Sound-area Boeing suppliers are anxiously awaiting an Oct. 30th meeting at the Lynnwood Convention Center. The aerospace giant has invited dozens of suppliers to the meeting. Attendees… Read More

Suppliers chafe at Boeing’s demand for costly certifications

Subscription Required Introduction By Dan Catchpole  danieljcatchpole(at)gmail(dot)com September 3, 2018, © Leeham News: Boeing’s insistence that more and more subcontractors meet stringent aerospace manufacturing standards risks adding cost and reducing flexibility to the supply chain, several direct and… Read More

Additive manufacturing: Huge potential, big barriers

Subscription Required Introduction Part 1 appears here. By Dan Catchpole August 27, 2018, © Leeham News: For all its potential, additive manufacturing faces significant hurdles before it can deliver on advocates’ assertions that the technology will revolutionize the… Read More

UTC Aerospace Systems sees big benefits from additive manufacturing

Subscription Required Introduction By Dan Catchpole August 20, 2018, © Leeham News: There is a fundamental tension in aerospace’s DNA. UTC Aerospace Systems’ executive Paula Hay is leading the aerospace supplier’s adoption of additive manufacturing. (Image via LinkedIn)… Read More

Some suppliers consider sitting out Boeing’s NMA program

By Dan Catchpole August 15, 2018, © Leeham News: If Boeing launches its New Midsize Airplane (NMA or 797), it is expected to use the cleansheet program to force new contract terms on suppliers. And that has some… Read More