YUL332LX From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 820 posts, RR: 1 Posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1995 times:
Japanese manufacturers pick up cost of development
Delays in the release of government loans are forcing Japanese manufacturers to cover mounting development costs for the Boeing 787 with their own funds and without a final contract from Boeing.
Japan’s major aerospace manufacturers, represented by the Japan Aircraft Development Corporation (JADC), were selected in 2003 to build 35% of the 787. But monthly negotiations since then between Boeing, JADC, Fuji, Kawasaki and Mitsubishi have so far failed to yield a master programme contract.