Aviation Industry Makes Good Showing at Paris 2017

by Ray Jaworowski, Senior Aerospace Analyst, Forecast International.

A Boeing 737 MAX in Malindo Air Livery
Photo Courtesy The Boeing Company

The 2017 International Paris Air Show produced a fairly impressive number of sales announcements, though the pace was down a bit from recent Paris shows.  Orders and other commitments for commercial airliners (including regional jets and turboprops) announced at the show totaled just over 1,000 aircraft.  In terms of sales, this put the 2017 show somewhat behind the 2015 Paris show and well behind the 2013 Paris show, but ahead of the 2016 Farnborough show. Continue reading

Boeing Reportedly Considering LEAP-1A for 737 MAX Stretch

by Ray Jaworowski, Senior Aerospace Analyst, Forecast International.

Boeing 737 MAX. Source - Boeing

Boeing 737 MAX. Source – Boeing

Boeing may be considering equipping a potential stretched version of the 737 MAX narrowbody with a modified variant of the CFM International LEAP-1A engine, according to unconfirmed press reports.  The LEAP-1A is larger and more powerful than the LEAP-1B engine that powers the three currently planned 737 MAX models. Continue reading