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lindy field
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Boeing Officially Confirms 717 Continuation

Thu Dec 13, 2001 9:50 pm

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...

 
hkgspotter1
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RE: Boeing Officially Confirms 717 Continuation

Thu Dec 13, 2001 10:08 pm

Maybe they will deliver the aircraft to Midwest Express then cancel it !!!
 
717fan
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RE: Boeing Officially Confirms 717 Continuation

Fri Dec 14, 2001 3:03 am

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.
 
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RE: Boeing Officially Confirms 717 Continuation

Fri Dec 14, 2001 3:35 am

YAY!! PARTY TIME!!
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RE: Boeing Officially Confirms 717 Continuation

Fri Dec 14, 2001 3:39 am

WOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOO!

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RE: Boeing Officially Confirms 717 Continuation

Fri Dec 14, 2001 3:44 am

wooooooooohoooooooo! Right on Wwy31R!
 
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RE: Boeing Officially Confirms 717 Continuation

Fri Dec 14, 2001 5:27 am

 Big thumbs up Oh ya!!!!!!!! Agree with Chris! Let's have a party!
 
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RE: Boeing Officially Confirms 717 Continuation

Fri Dec 14, 2001 6:24 am

GOOD NEWS !
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757man
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RE: Boeing Officially Confirms 717 Continuation

Fri Dec 14, 2001 7:00 am

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?
 
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RE: Boeing Officially Confirms 717 Continuation

Fri Dec 14, 2001 1:02 pm

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.
 
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RE: Boeing Officially Confirms 717 Continuation

Sat Dec 15, 2001 1:11 am

RayChuang,
which southern europe airlines are this? Do you have an idea?
 
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RE: Boeing Officially Confirms 717 Continuation

Sat Dec 15, 2001 1:19 am

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
 
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RE: Boeing Officially Confirms 717 Continuation

Sat Dec 15, 2001 1:20 am

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
 
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RE: Boeing Officially Confirms 717 Continuation

Sat Dec 15, 2001 2:05 am

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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RE: Boeing Officially Confirms 717 Continuation

Sat Dec 15, 2001 2:13 am

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.
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RE: Boeing Officially Confirms 717 Continuation

Sun Dec 16, 2001 1:42 am

Good news, indeed!  Smile

I wish them many new customers as well!  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Boeing Officially Confirms 717 Continuation

Mon Dec 17, 2001 10:44 am

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
 
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RE: Boeing Officially Confirms 717 Continuation

Mon Dec 17, 2001 11:04 am

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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DeltaBoy777
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RE: Boeing Officially Confirms 717 Continuation

Mon Dec 17, 2001 12:28 pm

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.
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akelley728
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RE: Boeing Officially Confirms 717 Continuation

Mon Dec 17, 2001 1:35 pm

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.
 
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RE: Boeing Officially Confirms 717 Continuation

Mon Dec 17, 2001 1:38 pm

Any chance we'll see in in Northwest colors?
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717fan
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RE: Boeing Officially Confirms 717 Continuation

Tue Dec 18, 2001 3:23 am

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.