Pontifications: Doubts continue over Boeing NMA launch

March 4, 2019, © Leeham News: Another week, another NMA story. For an airplane that doesn’t exist, the prospective Boeing NMA continues to dominate much of the aerospace news. Last week’s announcement by Rolls-Royce that it withdrew—in December,… Read More

UTC-Collins merger creates super-supplier

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Additive manufacturing: Huge potential, big barriers

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UTC Aerospace Systems sees big benefits from additive manufacturing

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Pontifications: Alabama loses key committee slot in US Senate following election

Dec. 18, 2017, © Leeham Co.: The special US Senate election last week in Alabama drew world attention of the showdown between Democrat Doug Jones and Republican Roy Moore. Jones eked out a victory, becoming the first Democrat… Read More

Suppliers conference in Mobile focuses on US aerospace sector in Southeast

Oct. 31, 2017: A new event, the Southeast Aerospace and Defence Conference (SADC) scheduled for June 25-27 in Mobile (AL), will examine the commercial, defense, space and corporate aerospace sectors in the US Southeast. The conference is organized… Read More

Pontifications: Boeing’s sense of invincibility

Sept. 11, 2017, © Leeham Co.: I can’t help but get the feeling that Boeing feels it’s invincible these days. And why not? Boeing racked up some impressive victories and took some hardline positions in recent months that… Read More

Morocco grows its aerospace cluster

Oct. 27, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Morocco is emerging as a major aerospace supplier, taking advantage of its location to Africa and the Middle East and low wages. A wide spectrum of international aerospace companies is located there…. Read More

Airbus, Boeing cost-cutting

Sept. 20, 2016: Airbus is planning cost-cutting measures to offset program write-offs and delivery delays, according to The Financial Times. One of these delays involves the well-publicized problems with the Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbo Fan engine on… Read More

44% supplier shortfall for GTF now showing impact

Sept. 6, 2016, © Leeham Co.: It was a stunning admission, one that produced the biggest headlines at the United Technologies media days in June: 44% of the suppliers on Pratt & Whitney’s Geared Turbo Fan engine weren’t… Read More