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Boeing Makes Gains In Year Of Turbulence  
User currently offlineHoya From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 416 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1871 times:

I found this interesting article in the Seattle Times about Boeing's turbulent year. Seeing how there's a similar type article in this forum on Airbus, I decided to post this.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/businesstechnology/2002132421_boeing28.html

Quick summary for those that don't want to read the whole thing.
Good things for Boeing:
-Navy 737 contract
-Launch of 7E7
-Raising production rates by 25% or more for 737, 747, 777 in 2005
-General turn around in aviation industry
-Boeing hiring again

Bad things for Boeing:
-Continued dominance of Airbus in both orders and deliveries
-767 Tanker scandal

Continued transformations:
-Sale of Wichita fabrication plant
-Moving assembly line for 777
-Expanding moving assembly line for 737
-Prototyping 7E7 assembly process

Overall, 2005 will determine whether Boeing will ever be able to be No. 1 again.


Hoya Saxa!!
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User currently offlineKeesje From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1820 times:

Good summary IMO.

Imagine : if they got the tanker deal they would have $61 Billion (1) government contracts for the civil 737 and 767 lines..


User currently offlineBlueSky1976 From Poland, joined Jul 2004, 1910 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1666 times:

Bad things for Boeing:
-Continued dominance of Airbus in both orders and deliveries


Since when it's a bad thing to have a worthy competitor?



Now get your f***ing Jumbo Jet off my airport!!! - AC/DC "Ain't No Fun To Be a Millionaire"
User currently offlinePlaneSmart From New Zealand, joined Dec 2004, 1073 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1639 times:

Good summary

Under continued transformations add:

Sales team / customer communication (it's a slow process though changing customers perceptions), and related

Package deals (including acquisition, ownership and disposal).


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