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Boeing Cuts 8 Widebody Jets From 2003 Production  
User currently offlineFlyingbronco05 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3841 posts, RR: 2
Posted (14 years 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2500 times:

"Boeing Co. cut eight widebody jets from its production forecast for 2003 but still expects to deliver between 275 and 300 airplanes next year on higher demand for single-aisle planes in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks, Alan Mulally, Boeing's Commercial Airplanes' chief executive, said on Wednesday."


Why would they cut 8 widebodies? The only widebody's they have are the 47, 67, and 77. Which of those did they cut out of production forecast?

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User currently offlineBlatantEcho From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 2026 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (14 years 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2454 times:

hum, that is rather ambiguous, does he mean 8 widebodies a month? 8 total accross the board?

Not very clear, though 8 total frames less for 2003 wouldn't be worth reporting I don't think.

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User currently offlineWingman From Seychelles, joined May 1999, 2882 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (14 years 6 days ago) and read 2404 times:

Sure it's worth reporting. It means $1.2-1.6B less in gross revenue.

User currently offlineBlatantEcho From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 2026 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (14 years 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2293 times:

How does that work? No orders were cancelled. The only loss might be somehow in the economics of scale not putting out as many planes in a given timeframe with the current infrastructure. Otherwise, there is no reason why slowing production in the face of sluggish demand will effect gross revenue in any manner.

Still unclear what this PR was getting at, any follow up?

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User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2210 times:

Its because they are getting less and less orders. How can any company keep producing a product if they are not being sold. Very simple.

User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (14 years 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2106 times:

Most likely some aircraft were pushed back a year for delivery by the airlines ordering them because of temporary financial problems brought on by the general economic slowdown brought on by CNN calling a recession (9/11 might have speeded up this slowdown, but did NOT cause it).

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