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Boeing Officially Confirms 717 Continuation  
User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3131 posts, RR: 13
Posted (13 years 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1359 times:
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For those who wanted to wait for official confirmation, it's here:

Boeing to Continue 717 Production; Updates Sept. 11 Financial Impacts

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CHICAGO, Dec. 13, 2001 – Boeing affirmed today its commitment to the 717 jetliner program and provided an estimate of non-recurring charges related to this and other Sept. 11 events.

Based on current information and assessments, the company expects to recognize non-recurring, after-tax charges in the fourth quarter totaling approximately $700 million for these Sept. 11- related events, as well as some minor charges at its Military Aircraft and Missile Systems unit. The cash flow impact has been included in our guidance.

At the time of its third quarter earnings release, Boeing officials said they were still assessing the financial impact of the events of Sept. 11 and the future of the 717 program.

After a thorough evaluation of the program and market, Boeing has made a business decision to continue production of the 717. The 717 is the leading 100-passenger airplane. However, due to reduced near-term demand following the events of Sept. 11, the program will go forward with a lower production rate and revised delivery projections.
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As predicted for the last few days. How long will it take before we hear about another 717 order? Maybe Midwest Express and Boeing can now finally settle on the terms of their deal...



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User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1238 times:

Maybe they will deliver the aircraft to Midwest Express then cancel it !!!

User currently offline717fan From Switzerland, joined Nov 2001, 2017 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1174 times:

So, now its official and thats good. I hope that posts about stopping the 717 or so will be gone! I am sure that Boeing has some customers for the 717 left otherwise it would really make no sense for Boeing to continue the production and the sales efforts.

User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1163 times:

YAY!! PARTY TIME!!
 Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up:  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up
Chris



Lets do some sexy math. We add you, subtract your clothes, divide your legs and multiply
User currently offlineRwy31R From Saudi Arabia, joined Aug 2001, 454 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1159 times:

WOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOO!




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User currently offlineElal106 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 975 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1153 times:

wooooooooohoooooooo! Right on Wwy31R!


User currently offlineRoyalDutch From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 917 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1132 times:

 Big thumbs up Oh ya!!!!!!!! Agree with Chris! Let's have a party!

User currently offlineVivaGunners From Italy, joined Oct 2000, 364 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1111 times:

GOOD NEWS !


Any ideas for a signature?
User currently offline757man From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 370 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1089 times:

I'm glad they're sticking with the 717. It's not the first time Boeing nearly stopped production of a whole line...Remember the 737?

User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8037 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1057 times:

I think Boeing is keeping the 717-200 line open for these reasons:

1. NW and AC have a large fleet of twin-engine jets that are getting old at a rapid pace. The 712 would be a perfect replacement for these older jets.

2. A number of airlines in southern Europe have expressed interest in the plane.

3. The possibility of a 20-plane Aloha Airlines (AQ) order.

4. The possibility that China Eastern and China Southern Airlines will order the plane for high-frequency service between Chinese cities.

In short, Boeing could have as many as 300-350 712's on order by 2005-2006.


User currently offline717fan From Switzerland, joined Nov 2001, 2017 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1020 times:

RayChuang,
which southern europe airlines are this? Do you have an idea?


User currently offlineAloha 737-200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1014 times:

YAAAAAAYYYY!!!!!!!

THIS IS FANTASTIC!!!! GO BOEING!!!!

I can't wait to see a new 717 in ALOHA AIRLINES colors!!!! Go 717!!!!  Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up

Aloha 737-200!!  Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineLGB Photos From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1012 times:

Well NW and AC won't be ordering any 717s but some chinese carriers and maybe a carrier or two south of the border might put some orders in.

Stephen


User currently offlineFlying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4166 posts, RR: 36
Reply 13, posted (13 years 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1000 times:

Still, one problem remains: the B717-200 is an orphan. And such a low production rate is probably not of help either.

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Flying-Tiger
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User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (13 years 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 995 times:

The Concorde & the L-1011 were 'orphans' too. Yet those planes went on to be reasonably successful. The 717 has a better chance of surviving than the 736, 753 & 764. Give it some time. Regards.


"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." --Ben Franklin
User currently onlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21521 posts, RR: 53
Reply 15, posted (13 years 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 958 times:

Good news, indeed!  Smile

I wish them many new customers as well!  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineAcvitale From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 922 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (13 years 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 937 times:

Orphan or not it is the best selling and most delivered aircraft currently in the 100 seat market. It has more orders and deliveries then the B736 or the A318...

Nuff said..

Good job.. I love the 717

Al


User currently offlineNorthStarDC4M From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 3075 posts, RR: 36
Reply 17, posted (13 years 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 931 times:
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Im glad the 717 is gonna continue the Dc-9 family on a while longer, and with the ARJ-X out of the picture it has a bright future, though the future may be a ways off...

Also, FlagshipAZ, what are you smoking and where can i get some? The Concorde could never be considered a success?



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User currently offlineDeltaBoy777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 411 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (13 years 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 917 times:

I think this is a very smart decision by Boeing to continue production. If they didn't their regional jet business would get run over by DeHavilland, Fairchild-Dornier, Bombardier, Embraer, etc.

And right now with the growing regional carriers I believe this is a very strategic move by Boeing to stay in the business.



Thanks and Gig Em!
User currently offlineAkelley728 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2194 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (13 years 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 913 times:

I've also heard rumors that the 717 will be the basis for the slightly smaller 'RJ' that Beoing is co-developing with either Sukhoi or Tupolev for the Russian market.

User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 14
Reply 20, posted (13 years 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 908 times:

Any chance we'll see in in Northwest colors?


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User currently offline717fan From Switzerland, joined Nov 2001, 2017 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (13 years 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 875 times:

I hope that NWA get the 717. I am sure that Boeing is in talks with a large customer. Otherwise it will make not much sense to continue the line.

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