Pontifications: Boeing can’t catch a break

July 15, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing can’t catch a break. Some may argue it doesn’t deserve one, given what’s come out about the 737 MAX development. And the sloppy production of the 787 at the Charleston (SC)… Read More

E175-E2 prototype in production, first flight by year end

May 28, 2019, © Leeham News: The first E175-E2 prototype is now in production at the Embraer plant here at Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil, despite having no firm orders and only a single conditional order for 100… Read More

Boeing suppliers ramp up schedule for MAX: 52/mo by July, 57/mo by August

April 29, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing reduced the production rate on the 737 line in mid-April from 52/mo to 42/mo in response to the grounding of the airplane by regulators worldwide. The company and others said they… Read More

Impact of MAX grounding emerges with earnings reports

Subscription Required Introduction April 29, 2019, © Leeham News: With first quarter financial results beginning to be reported, the impact of the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX is beginning to emerge. Boeing 737 MAXes stored at Everett… Read More

Pontifications: “We own it, but…”

April 29, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing got roundly thumped for blaming the pilots in the Lion Air flight 610 crash involving the 737 MAX last October. It took months before Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg issued a video… Read More

Training is a factor in the MAX crashes

  April 15, 2019, © Leeham News: This column will no doubt light up the blog-o-sphere. There’s been a major debate going on since the crash of Lion Air JT610, the Boeing 737-8 MAX that immediately became a… Read More

Pontifications: Remembering two other mysterious 737 accidents

April 8, 2019, © Leeham News: Boeing’s corporate response to the crash of Lion Air JT610 was initially to blame the pilots of the former and defend the airplanes in that accident and the Ethiopian Airlines ET302 crash…. Read More

Boeing deal, “crucial to Embraer survival,” in doubt

Update, Dec. 7: Embraer to appeal injunction. According to the Google translation of a Brazilian newspaper, the injunction appears to be intended to halt any completion of the deal during the interim between the November presidential election and… Read More

Pontifications: Writing had been on the wall for years for Q400 sale; CRJ is next

Nov. 12, 2018, © Leeham News: The writing had really been on the wall for the past few years, regardless what the corporate line was: Bombardier was one day going to sell the Q400 program or shut it… Read More

Pontifications: Time for Odds and Ends

Sept. 24, 2018, © Leeham News: This week we catch up on Odds and Ends. Boeing catching up on 737 Boeing has reversed the number of 737s piling up at Renton Airport and Boeing Field and is starting… Read More