Brendows From Norway, joined Apr 2006, 1020 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 32446 times:
Quoting A380900 (Thread starter): Boeing was supposed to give an update on the 787 program in late March.
They were supposed to study the new delivery schedule and have that study complete by the end of first quarter, but they didn't say that it would be published in late March IIRC.
It will probably be published to the public along with the 1Q results. I'd guess that customers have received the news already.
Nice to know I am not alone expecting this! I guess investors want to know too. Aren't they supposed to say something? I understand they don't necessarily have good news but they have to bite the bullet at some point... Can they just postpone the thing indefinitely?
Stitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 32240 posts, RR: 85
Reply 17, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 28706 times:
Quoting YULWinterSkies (Reply 15): Well, not now but his days might be numbered when Boeing will have to pay compensations...
Carson's future will depend on the 787. However, even if the 787 is two years late into service, if that EIS is relatively trouble-free, that the 787 will likely be the second or third-best selling widebody family (including the A330/A340 duo) by then will likely lead to a more positive future for him...
Quoting KochamLOT (Reply 14): Three straight years of record sales and record deliveries...
Cash flow up billions.
Yeah, Carson sure has run Boeing Commercial into the ground...
I have to agree Stich, but you know how unfair and especially unforgiving is the corporate world... There's always more people willing to be "bonus takers" than "guilt takers".... Somebody has to pay the price of it.
Scipio From Belgium, joined Oct 2007, 1055 posts, RR: 11
Reply 22, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 27903 times:
Quoting Stitch (Reply 21): The highest delivery count in the 1990's was 708 in 1996, and that includes McD commercial deliveries. That is half of last year's delivery total and only about 70% of 2005's.
Tdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12710 posts, RR: 80
Reply 23, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 27041 times:
Quoting Flysherwood (Reply 11): This is like a bomb waiting to go off under the chair of Mr. Carson. His days SHOULD be numbered if in fact there is another delay.
Why would you chop the CEO of a company that's doing fantastically well? Carson's job is not to run the 787 program, it's to run Boeing Commercial Airplanes. BCA is a very healthy company. Even with the 787 mess, it's a very healthy company.
If you want to see him go to satisfy some kind of PR point, OK, but let's not pretend that's actually a good business idea.